Katherine Carroll

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What is your professional background/expertise? I’m an attorney at a large international law firm, where I advise clients on banking regulation and cybersecurity and privacy issues. How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson/Groundsmith Collective? Kelley was partnering with a local landscaping company we had hired for a small…

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Ian Burkhardt

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What is your professional background/expertise? I am a student at the University of Maryland in the Landscape Architecture program. I am entering my senior year and hope to work in urban design. How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson/Groundsmith Collective? Kelley was my teacher in LARC 221: Digital…

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Gretchen Robbins

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What is your professional background/expertise? Well, I always say I have the opposite of a green thumb. I love the idea of being surrounded by natural beauty and growing my own vegetables and flowers, but I’m not very successful at it…luckily there are people like Kelley in the world who…

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FRED S.

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What is your professional background/expertise? K-12 educator How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson/Groundsmith Collective? I found Kelley and Groundsmith on the web. What was something that you learned while working with Kelley? I learned that what I was envisioning – a combination yard\garden full of habitat-friendly native…

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Glen

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What is your professional background/expertise? I worked as Nursery Manager and Purchasing agent for a large Washington DC area Landscape Company for 8 years, after which I started a small, Company (Gro-Getters, Inc.) that for the last 25 years, has supplied plant material for Landscape projects throughout the region, including…

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Ishraga Eltahir

What is your professional background/expertise? My professional background is in international policy and financial regulation in the public and private sectors. How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson/Groundsmith Collective? I am currently on a journey of delving deeper into my interest in landscapes and garden design, so I’m…

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Doug Adams

What is your professional background/expertise? Sound engineer turned marketing/advertising finance professional turned urban farmer! How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson/Groundsmith Collective? Contributed images from New Brooklyn Farms project rendering to a stormwater management project Kelley was working on for UDC; attended an interactive 3-day landscaping training course…

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Tim Shaw

What is your professional background/expertise? Homeowner looking for practical landscape solutions. How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson/Groundsmith Collective? Our contractor introduced us to Kelley Oklesson and the outcome couldn’t have been a more pleasant surprise. Kelley is a true designer. She listened to our needs and got…

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Esther Mitchell

What is your professional background/expertise? HR and Horticulture (UME Master Gardener Coordinator, PG County How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson? Kelley is a Master Gardener who has done some wonderful projects for the Master Gardener Program What was something that you learned while working with Kelley? Kelley…

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Cheryl Foster

What is your professional background/expertise? As a large – scale public artist, I enhance community spaces for communities along the east coast. Glass and metal are my preferred materials and mosaics are my area of expertise. How did you come to know/work with Kelley Oklesson? In completing a major project…

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