2020-2021 Executive Committee Election
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PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATE
SIOBHAN HUSSEY
Siobhan Hussey currently works at Urban Arena as a Project Manager and co-manages the local satellite office. She has served on the Executive Committee from 2018-2020 as the Public Relations and Communications Chair and At-Large Member. She has been an integral committee member in managing all social media accounts, developing the public relations efforts, and leading the recent rebrand for the chapter. Siobhan would now like to expand her knowledge of ASLA national public relations and values across all committees and step into a leadership role for the Executive Committee, and ultimately the entire chapter, for the next few years.

As the ASLA-NCC President-Elect, President, and Past President, Siobhan hopes to inspire and engage the landscape architecture community by initiating collaborations and strengthening a cross-pollination of knowledge between local chapter members. Within the next few years, she aspires to create a space for members to congregate and activate landscape architectural values, embellishing them into the local fabric, and leaving a lasting imprint to the community. 

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VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATE
MONIQUE BASSEY

Monique Bassey is a Los Angeles native and a landscape designer at MIG in Berkeley. She holds both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. Her experience spans a variety of project types, including neighborhood plans, university campus plans, community charrettes, site design, streetscape design, and outreach initiatives.

Monique is an active and passionate member of ASLA, both at the local and national level. Locally, she serves on the ASLA Northern California Chapter Executive Committee as the Vice President. She supports the President and President-Elect and assists committee chairs of the Emerging Professionals committee, Public Relations and Communications committee, and Design Awards committee in executing tasks and initiatives throughout the year.

Nationally, she serves on the ASLA Committee on Education, refining a white paper for the Department of Homeland Security's System of CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs), to consider Landscape Architecture as a STEM discipline. Her collective efforts alongside LAAB and the Landscape Architecture Education Council are working to address the gaps of structural racism that occurs within our University programs and curriculum. She is hopeful that these necessary changes in academia will empower the next generation to build a legacy of activism, advocacy, and leadership that speaks to a diverse and unified voice of the future.

Monique is also a member of the ASLA Diversity Summit cohort, where she continues to promote diversity and develop initiatives to inspire and educate young people of color about Landscape Architecture.

As Vice President of the ASLA Northern California Chapter, Monique would be honored to continue to advocate for diversity and promote Landscape Architecture within our local community, further strengthening the network of professionals in our chapter.

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SECRETARY CANDIDATE
CARRIE KAO

Carrie Kao is a registered landscape architect. For over 15 years, she has designed and managed a wide range of projects, from carefully crafted residential gardens to office redevelopments and neighborhood plans. She believes thoughtfully designed landscapes can elevate our daily lives by connecting us to the natural environment and shaping spaces for the human scale. She strives to combine creativity and technical know-how from concept through construction for each project.  

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TREASURER CANDIDATE
ANDREW NOWAK

My name is Andrew Nowak and I have been working in the private sector for over 6 years since graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2013.  I have recently rejoined MPA Design in San Francisco, and if chosen to be Treasurer, I look forward to working with the Executive Committee to continue the Chapter's mission as the custodian of all Chapter funds and presenter of financial reports. 

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CC ASLA REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE
RIC HENDRICKS

As Co-Founder of INTEGRA Planning + Landscape Architecture and nineteen years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture, diversity has been a key component in becoming a well-rounded and balanced professional. Ric J. Hendricks earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 2001 and is a professional licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California. He is currently an at Large Member of ASLA Northern California Chapter and is involved in the Sonoma Alliance and Santa Rosa Metro chamber. These affiliations and collaborations will be beneficial as a CCASLA representative to the review and advocacy of State regulatory changes that affect our profession.

Before starting INTEGRA+, Ric worked at several firms which allotted him the opportunity to work on a variety of projects both domestically and internationally. It was these experiences that has allowed him to expand his design theories and knowledge of our practice. Through design, integration and collaboration, Ric has been able to put these experiences to use in implementing master planned communities, streetscapes, recreation facilities, schools, resorts/hospitality, commercial/retail, municipalities, riparian restoration, and stormwater treatment.

He has a hands-on approach to directing a project from its conception through the design development process to construction documents and field observation. Having managed several offices, Ric's responsibilities included project coordination, client interface, quality control, business development, mentoring staff, public workshops/presentations, subconsultant oversight and governmental agency coordination for public and private projects.

In Ric's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking, photography and travelling.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
ELIZABETH BOULTS
Elizabeth Boults is a landscape architect and educator with over 20 years of professional and academic experience. Her subject areas include landscape representation, site design, and the history, theory and criticism of landscape architecture. Over the past eight years Elizabeth has held a variety of leadership positions with the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, including President. She is currently senior lecturer at University of California, Davis, and maintains an art-based practice in Berkeley, focusing on small scale site design.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
EMMANUEL GOMEZ
Emmanuel Gomez has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly SLO. He obtained his C-27 Contractor License in 2015 and founded a Landscape Construction Business, Native Soil Inc. His company is signatory to the local laborers union 304 and currently does contracts with Oakland Unified School District, Alameda County, City of Oakland, and many other private clients. Emmanuel looks forward to bringing his expertise he has learned from working with large scale landscape installations and training for young individuals that want to get into the trade through the labor unions to the ASLA-NCC Executive Committee as a Member at Large for 2020/21.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE

TODD KOHLI

Todd Kohli, PLA, ASLA is a Principal at the SmithGroup San Francisco office and leads the landscape architecture practice for California. He has been a full ASLA member since 1998, and prior to that, a student ASLA member at Penn State University, where he was awarded the ASLA Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Certificate of Honor. Todd has worked throughout the world in 11 countries on a variety of projects, from master plans to completed projects. Todd has been an active Urban Land Institute member in the local, national, and global arenas since 2006, and for over 10 years, Todd has been a part of the SF District Council Executive Committee. For the last year, Todd has served as an at-large member of the ASLA Executive Committee and would love to further engage with the NCC ASLA as a Member at Large for the 2020/21 Executive Committee. You can review more info on Todd and connect with him on LinkedIn here: https://bit.ly/2A2UbOq

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
CAN LIU

Can Liu is a licensed landscape architect in the state of California and a LEED AP ND accredited professional. She has worked on projects of various scales---including multiple awarding winning projects in ecological infrastructure planning, mixed-use community development, parks & open space, and retail development. As a passionate and highly skilled landscape architect, Can has a heartfelt aspiration to affect positive changes through environmentally sensitive and all-inclusive open space. She believes that landscape architecture is capable of addressing challenges in our globalized world. Can is currently a project manager and design lead working at WRT. 

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
BLAKE SANBORN

Blake Sanborn is Director of Landscape Operations at AECOM, and an award-winning landscape architecture leader with over 15 years of experience in the Bay area. Blake and his team partner closely with clients and key stakeholders to deliver sustainable landscapes suited to the climate, context and conditions of each project. Each project is seen as an opportunity to enhance the lives of those in our community and that is what motivates us daily.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
LUCAS SHELLHAMMER

More and more in the years to come increasing populations combined with limited space and resources will strain our communities. I appreciate the importance of collaboration and open-mindedness necessary to develop solutions that enhance sustainable environments and promote cultural vitality. Landscape architects have a unique opportunity to be leaders in change.

My current position is Senior Open Space Planner for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. My role includes both long-range planning and implementation of capital improvements public access projects. Each of these projects aims to increase equitable access to open spaces and protect regional natural and cultural resources. My professional experience also includes working in the private sector alongside non-profits, universities, and governmental organizations to fulfill their unique missions. The breadth of my professional experience - both public and private sectors - has ingrained how important the role of a landscape architect is. We are generalists and listeners, working together with all stakeholders to create solutions that endure for years to come.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
MICHELLE DANIELA VILLARREAL


My interest is in furthering the NCC-ASLA mission through continued outreach, event planning, and participation as an At Large Member. I wish to continue elevating the mission in helping create and add to the momentum by creatively thinking through action. 

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE 
IAN WILLIAMS
A Landscape Architect since 2017, Ian has been enthusiastic about the profession since before graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, in 2012.
As a Bay Area native, he has remained local and currently works for KayVictor, a Master Planning and Landscape Architecture firm based in San Francisco CA.

Design- in all of its forms, with all of its abilities-is what drives his ongoing interest in the profession, and he looks forward to seeing how we as professionals, can respond to the new challenges facing the world in 2020.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
THEA YANG
Growing up in a small, beautiful, harmonious city in China cultivated Thea's love for nature. She is passionate about telling the story of the place, and people, in every one of her landscape design and environmental planning projects.
 
National parks are Thea's biggest inspiration; constantly returning to the fundamentals of establishing a national park system: how to experience nature through public access with minimal harm to the environment and resources. Thea has worked with the former National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, on the national parks of China and helped in the evaluation of one of the premier pilot national parks Sanjiangyuan, an extraordinary area of 30 million acres on the Tibetan Plateau.  
 
Thea is also a GIS whiz. She sees GIS not only an analytical and visualization tool, but a platform that gathers information of space, time and people, creating a system that allows collaboration with stakeholders to aid in holistic decision making and inclusive design.
 
In her ongoing research, Making the Invisible Visible: Transformation on Elwha River after Dam Removal, WA, Thea has tested different ways to present and educate natural process in espace de liberté projects. Now she puts emphasis on strengthening community participation, finding the best practices for engaging with river stakeholders, especially tribal stakeholders, to share their memories and stories about the river.

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AT LARGE MEMBER CANDIDATE
CHENG 'CHARLIE' YUE
Charlie has Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Beijing Forestry University, a Masters of Art from Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley. He is currently a Landscape Designer at PWP in Berkeley but has experience working for firms in Oakland and Beijing as well. Charlie is an enthusiastic emerging professional who is excited to learn more about the profession of landscape architecture and his peers by dedicating his time to be a Member at Large on the ALSA-NCC Executive Committee for 2020/21.

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