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Graphics + visual communication
Landscape design
Research + analysis
Facilitation + communication
Ecological literacy
Project management

Freelance graphics production, Isthmus Group, Tbilisi, Georgia
June - August 2020
Gained experience working from consultant drawings for landscape design firm.
- Developed workflow starting with technical xref drawings in Autocad to produce illustrative sections and diagrams in Adobe suite.

Student Researcher,
School of Population and Public Health, UBC
June 2018 - June 2020
Developed expertise in playable landscape design. Researched and co-wrote publication: a guide to the design of a playable urban environment for children ages 10-13.
- Conducted literature review, extensive built precedent analysis, and drafted paper for publication.

Founder and Director,
Jumping Mouse Outdoor School, Peterborough, Ontario

August 2013 - March 2017
Founded and managed a business that delivers arts and ecology programming in urban parks for children, youth, and adults. Grew the organization to serve 2000 children, youth, and adults per year and led a staff of 6. The collaboratively-developed programs sustained a high degree of season-to-season and year-to-year student retention. Sold in 2017, the business continues to thrive.
- Ability to manage a variety of competing priorities and deliverables
- Strong client management and relationship building skills
- Skilled facilitator, communicator, and collaborator 
- Broad ecological knowledge
- Worked collaboratively to develop innovative curriculum supporting students’ connection to place
- Creative, motivated, self-starting , resourceful

Co-founder and Program Lead,
Forest Homeschool / Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, Peterborough, Ontario
April 2012 - June 2016
Co-founded an outdoor homeschool program for children ages 6 and up. Grew the program over four years from bi-monthly to three days per week, from two instructors to four, and had a high degree of year-to-year student retention.
- Co-designed and co-led innovative, successful year-round programming.

Other Experience

Wild Plant Apprenticeship, Earth Tracks Outdoor School, West Grey County, Ontario,
April - December 2012
Studied the ecology and identification, and traditional craft, medicinal, and edible uses of wild plants in the Great Lakes Region.

Wildlife Track and Sign Interpretation, Level 3 
June 2010 
Conferred by Cybertracker North America

Wildlife Tracking Apprentice & Intern, White Pine Programs, Cape Neddick, Maine

September 2009 - June 2010
Assisted with the delivery of outdoor programming, studied wildlife tracking and participated in citizen science initiatives.

Intern, Hawk Circle Wilderness School, Cherry Valley, New York
January - June 2009
Assisted with the delivery of outdoor youth programming, studied survival skills.
Rhino 3D
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office


Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate,
Simon Fraser University
2021-2022 (in progress)

Master’s of Landscape Architecture, 
University of British Columbia, 2017-2020
B. Hons, Indigenous Environmental Studies,
Trent University, 2011 - 2015

B.F.A., Studio Arts, NSCAD University, 2005 - 2008 (incomplete)
D.E.C., Fine Art,
Heritage College, 2002-2004

Community Contributions

Landscape Designer, Pro Bono Studio,
Vancouver, British Columbia
October 2020 - present
Comprised of D’Arcy Hutton and Karen Tomkins, Pro Bono Studio is currently developing a site-wide landscape plan for the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC including a demonstration wildlife garden, materials and plants palette, view screening, storage solutions, and longterm maintenance plan.

Board Member + Programs Committee Chair,
Wild Bird Trust of BC,
North Vancouver, British Columbia
October 2020 - present
I support WBT in their mandate to enact ecological conservation based on redress and return of Tsleil-Waututh jurisdiction. Duties include contributing to grant applications, programs planning and administration, and being a multi-purpose worker bee.

Co-Director, Transition Skills Forum,
Peterborough, Ontario

October 2013 - September 2015
Hosted and coordinated a bi-monthly workshop series offering skills development towards post-carbon community resilience.

Organizing Team Member, Community Nature Days, Peterborough, Ontario,
April 2012 - October 2015

Coordinated, hosted, and programmed a monthly land-based community gathering.

Landscape Architecture Program Award,
University of British Columbia, 2020

Formerly the CSLA Award of Merit, this award is given to a student in the graduating class who exhibits outstanding imagination, innovation, and ingenuity in extending and developing the field of Landscape Architecture.  

Indigenous Environmental Studies Award,
Trent University, 2015
Awarded to the student with the highest GPA in their graduating class.

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