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Charles Anderson 
 Principal, Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture
 Seattle, WA.
Mr. Anderson is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience in projects focused on parks and open-space development. He has a strong background in public process and has completed many community projects. Mr. Anderson has a specific interest in expressionistic landscape restoration and in the development of urban ecologies. He received his B.S. Landscape Architecture at Washington State University in 1981 and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University in 1985. His work includes the restoration of the 500 Area in Discovery Park (using native plants to integrate historical elements, soil enrichment and landscape maintenance), Colman Park Enhancements, and Mineral Springs Park (an art park and disco golf course). Other examples of public work includes the Reserve at Pritchard Beach (a 15-acre neighborhood wetland restoration plan along Lake Washington), the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown Seattle, the Arthur Ross Terrace for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Roxhill Bog Project in West Seattle (which received a Mayor/Seattle Design Commission award in 2001), Coldwater and Johnston visitor centers at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and over 25 park projects in the Seattle Metropolitan area.

Mr. Anderson is also a regular instructor for the Washington Federation of Garden Clubs as well as a lecturer/critic at the University of Washington, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, the Society for Ecological Restoration, and the Seattle Art Museum. His work is featured in the book, On the Nature of Things: Contemporary American Landscape Architecture by Gavin Keeney (published by Birkhauser, 2000), and he contributes regularly to the Daily Journal of Commerce on landscape, design, and environmental issues.

   
Catherine Anstett
Pro-Parks Public Information Officer 
Seattle Parks and Recreation 
Catherine Anstett has worked to preserve open space in Seattle for nearly two decades. In the 1980s she volunteered in the Fremont neighborhood, served on a successful effort to extend the Burke-Gilman Trail, and was part of the citizens group Open Space Advocates. After serving on a 1989 citizens committee for a successful open space bond measure, in 1990 she joined the Open Space Program staff at Seattle Parks and Recreation. In 2000 she worked as staff on the successful $198.2 million Seattle Pro Parks Levy campaign, including wearing a gorilla suit to a campaign event. She now does public information for the Pro Parks Levy acquisition program, and staffs the Pro Park Levy Oversight Committee.
 
  
Charles E   Beveridge  
 NAOP
 Editor: The Olmsted Papers
 The American University
 Washington, D.C.
 
 
Charles Birnbaum 
Coordinator of the Historic Landscape Initiative, National Park Service Heritage Preservation Services Program; President, Cultural Heritage Foundation;
Member of Board of Trustees, NAOP
Prior to joining the NPS in 1992, Birnbaum spent a decade in private practice with a focus on the preservation of historic landscapes. Representative preservation planning projects include the Emerald Necklace Parks, Boston, Massachusetts; Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York; Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle, Washington; Albemarle Park, Asheville, North Carolina, and, cultural landscape reports for Andrew Jackson Downing's Springside and the Vanderbilt Mansion, both National Historic Landmarks.

Recent NPS projects include the on-line technical series, Cultural Landscape Currents, the publication, Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes and a public-broadcasting quality film, Connections: Preserving America's Landscape Legacy, narrated by Angela Lansbury.

He has just completed editing Pioneers of American Landscape Design for McGraw Hill and Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture for Spacemaker Press. He currently serves as a co-editor for Cultural Landscapes: Expanding the Realm of Historic Preservation for John Wiley Publishers and Landscape Preservation in Context, 1890-1950 for the University of Virginia Press.

In 1995, the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded Birnbaum the Historic Landscape Initiative, the President's Award of Excellence, and in 1996 inducted him as a Fellow of the Society. In 1998, Charles served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design during which time he founded the Cultural Landscape Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to "stewardship through education."
 
   
Ken Bounds  
Superintendent 
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle, WA. 
Ken started his public service with the City of Cleveland, Ohio as an urban planner after he graduated from Baylor University in 1972 with a BA in Economics and Political Science, and after two years of work toward an MA in Urban Planning at the University of Iowa.

He started work at the City of Seattle in 1976 for the Office of Policy Planning and in 1981 moved on to the Office of Management and Budget, working in several different capacities, where then-Mayor Charles Royer named him Budget Director in 1989.

Ken came to Seattle Parks and Recreation as the Deputy Superintendent, and was appointed Superintendent in 1996. He has a firm understanding and vision of what it takes to manage an urban park and recreation system in the 21st century. He surrounded himself with a host of experienced professionals in recreation, environmental management, finance, management and customer service, and has built a team he takes great pride in.

Ken manages a staff of 1,000 that swells to 1,500 in the summer; 6,600 acres of park land--ten percent of the city's total acreage--, 24 community centers, 10 pools, a Zoo, an Aquarium, 3 environmental education centers, 400 parks and a population that is passionate about its parks.

He has led the city through several successful bond issues and levy packages that have made possible new community centers, new swimming pools, 350 acres of open space, and a revitalized, world-class Zoo. In 1999 and 2000 voters in Seattle approved levies that provided over $134 million for parks and recreation project and programs. He has reorganized the Department to be more responsive to the growing neighborhood movement in Seattle, and has developed numerous partnerships with the public schools, local universities, local utilities, neighborhood and community organizations, to deliver park and recreation services to the citizens of Seattle.

 
Taylor Bressler
 
Spokane Parks and Recreation
Spokane, WA.
 
 
 Ethan Carr
 Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
 University of Massachusetts
 Amherst, MA.
Ethan Carr is currently an assistant professor in the department of landscape
architecture and regional planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He
has previously worked for the National Park Service, the New York City
Department of Parks, and several private design offices. He has also taught at
the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of Virginia. He has
masters degrees in art history (Columbia University) and landscape architecture
(Harvard University). His book, Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture
and the National Park Service
received an American Society of Landscape
Architects honor award in 1998.
 
Barbara Culp 
 
President, Bicycle Alliance, Seattle 
Barbara Culp is the Executive Director of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, a statewide bicycle advocacy organization promoting bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation. Barbara came to the Bicycle Alliance after a career in special event management, marketing, and law office management.
Educated as a social worker at Western Washington University, she left social work to start her own family in a small community in North Central Washington. It was there in rural Washington that her love for bicycling was ignited; she toured England and France with friends and never went back to horseback riding.

Barbara moved to Seattle to pursue additional education at the University of Washington. Only one month in town she found a huge bicycle rally. She joined the local bicycle club, became the newsletter editor, managed several events, and rode to work everyday. After twenty years in Seattle, she is proud to have combined her avocation with her vocation and claims to have one of the best jobs in Washington State.

 
 Karen Daubert  
 Executive Director, Seattle Parks Foundation
Karen Daubert has over twelve years experience in parks policy, advocacy, and funding issues. Karen worked as an attorney for the King County Prosecutor's Office where she focused on property acquisition, parks, and real estate. She was appointed to several citywide boards and commissions, including the Planning Commission, the Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners, the Pro Parks 2000 Committee, and the Pro Parks Oversight Committee. She founded and chaired a city-wide advocacy group, Friends of Street Ends, was a founding board member and board vice president of the Central Area Development Association, and co-chair of the Central Park Trail Project. Karen was hired as the first Executive Director of the Seattle Parks Foundation in August, 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Washington and a law degree from Seattle University.
 
Dan Dewald  
Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Division
City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department
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Mr. DeWald has twenty years experience in the planning, design, management and maintenance of urban green-space including greenways and trails, street trees and arterial landscapes, forest and wetland open space, urban farms and gardens and environmental education and interpretation programs. Dan is a Society of American Forestry Certified Forester and was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. Dan has BS degrees in both Forest Resource Management and Wildland Recreation Management from the University of Idaho.
   
Susan Dolan  
National Park Service Historical Landscape Architect, Pacific West Region, Seattle Office
Susan Dolan is a historical landscape architect with the National Park Service. Susan's role is split between the NPS Seattle office and Mount Rainier National Park. Susan's Seattle office responsibilities include the identification, treatment and preservation maintenance of cultural landscapes within the region's national parks, and at Mount Rainier National Park, she is responsible for the preservation of the park's National Historic Landmark District. Susan has seven years of cultural landscape preservation work experience with the National Park Service. Susan has also worked in the private and public practice of landscape architecture in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Susan has degrees in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.
 
Steve Dubiel 
Executive Director, EarthCorps, Seattle, WA.
EarthCorps is a Seattle-based environmental restoration nonprofit. EarthCorps leads 10,000 youth and community volunteers annually in providing 100,000 hours of environmental service in local parks and open spaces. Under Steve's tenure, EarthCorps has grown from a $600,000 organization with seasonal programming to a $1.6 million dollar organization with year-round programming. Steve has an MBA and diverse nonprofit management experience including work with outdoor education programs and youth-based social service agencies. Steve served with Children's Defense Fund prior to joining EarthCorps. He is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow. In addition to his work with EarthCorps, Steve serves on the board of Earth Share of Washington and is involved with the Magnuson Community Garden.
  Gene Duvernoy
 
Executive Director, Cascade Land Conservancy
Seattle, WA.
Mr. Duvernoy has devoted over 20 years to the preservation of major landscapes from a variety of perspectives, including research, program development and management. Under his leadership, CLC has developed into an organization with a national reputation for negotiating cutting-edge land transactions to preserve our region's major landscapes.

Prior to joining CLC, Gene's landscape preservation work included directing the King County Farmland Preservation Program and developing and implementing the County's Open Space Bond Program. Gene has a Masters in Business Administration and law degree from Cornell University, and an engineering degree from Carnegie-Mellon University.