Sally credits her pursuit of landscape architecture to her parents. Not only were they avid gardeners, they also brought her along to visit many beautiful gardens when she was growing up. These early experiences prompted her fascination with the constant push and pull between nature and culture within landscape architecture. Sally is driven by her belief that well-designed public spaces can improve people’s everyday lives, and she’s happy to work in a field where it’s possible to make an impact on environmental sustainability.
Sally received her B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, and her MLA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She recently returned to her hometown of Kansas City after living abroad in Toronto. The return was prompted by the birth of her first daughter — Sally believes Kansas City is one of the best places to raise a child. Her favorite place in the city is Loose Park, especially its walking path and spectacular rose garden. Sally feels most like herself when she’s going for a walk along the coast of Maine, rain or shine. It’s her favorite place in the world, and just so happens to be where she met her husband.