As a child and student in rural Wisconsin, Leigh was very artistic and creative and also loved the outdoors and natural environment. She had no idea that there was an entire profession, landscape architecture, in which these seemingly unrelated skills could be strengthened and combined to design and build spaces that we live, play and work in every day.
Leigh’s affiliation with the ASLA began early on as a student member of the Wisconsin Chapter in 2004 and progressed as she was elected as the President of the Student Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, working in Madison, WI as an entry level landscape architect Leigh continued to serve the WI ASLA as Chapter Secretary from 2007 to 2009. During her tenure serving as Secretary for the WI ASLA, she was fortunate to work alongside a talented and motivated committee that was passionate about the profession of landscape architecture and worked diligently to promote our practice by lobbying for the adoption of the Practice Act for the Landscape Architecture profession. This was an inspirational experience for Leigh which confirmed the importance of active involvement within the ASLA.
Leigh moved to Florida in 2010 and is the current Chairperson for the Southwest Florida Landscape Architecture Section. She looks forward to taking on an active role within the community on behalf of the FL ASLA Chapter and FLAA; championing the profession by strengthening the membership from within while promoting advocacy of the profession to the community.