Paula S.

  • Joined April 2016

As an office-based project management expert in the landcare industry for nearly 10 years, Paula has headed to the Cloud!

  • St. Louis, MO, United States
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Paula S.
St. Louis, MO, United States

Services

Categories

Admin Content Community Design Email

Experience

Summary

Started a career as a licensed landscape architect in the Midwest, started to focus more on edible landscapes, small farms, and the urban food system. I love being able to support others on a team to hit big milestones and achieve great things!

Work history

Account Manager
Account Manager in fast-paced start up focused on providing quality support to a growing customer base and building team processes for maximum efficiency. Conducted this job both as an hourly remote contractor and on-site full-time employee.
Regional Project Manager
Managed the design, construction, and maintenance of edible Learning Gardens in Chicago schools. As a growing start-up, much of this position involved evaluating options, creating plans of action, and then documenting the process.
Kansas State University
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
Edited conference proceedings and contributed to a monthly newsletter, provided support and design critiques as well as taught lessons on topics such as plan graphics, commercial design, and client relations.
Real Food Alliance
Farm-To-School Coordinator
Conducted media outreach to launch this new non-profit organization, wrote press releases, designed brochures and created presentation for school administrators, parents and community members.
HDR
Land Planner
Part of the design team that designed places where people want to live, work and play. Many projects involved working directly with the community to solicit input, listen to concerns, and be accountable to present solutions that work for the community.
Landscape Designer
Designer of commercial landscape plans, conceptual layouts for local residential and commercial site designs, parks, plaza and trail designs, and construction documents. Oversaw projects from initial conception with client through contractor bidding.

Education

Accreditations

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Certificate in Sustainable Design
Studied Urban Food Systems

Skills

Skills

customer support editing event organization email email design newsletters presentation and slide design photo editing proofreading communications

Tools

Constant Contact Facebook Help Scout Illustrator InDesign Photoshop Pinterest Powerpoint Slack YouTube Zendesk Instagram Kickstarter LinkedIn Mailchimp

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months

Interests

Industries I love

Construction & Infrastructure Education Food Health & Wellness Kids & Parenting Philanthropy Professional Services Real Estate & Property Social Enterprise Travel

What I read

My guilty pleasure books are about productivity and organization, I like blogs about visual design, and anything about urban farms catches my attentions. I'm currently reading my way through Amazon's list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.

Ideal team

I like the leadership of any team I'm on to allow everyone to give all their best skills. I personally work best when I can get behind the big picture goal and understand the parameters and then am set free to accomplish the project deliverables.