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R.I.P.P. Personnel

 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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David Bell

Extension Landscape Architect/ Extension Community Development Specialist

Phone#:

797-0511

email:

davidb@ext.usu.edu

USU Extension Employed since:

Job Responsibilities:
Certifications/Degrees:  

 

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Keith Christensen

Assistant Extension Landscape Architect / Center for Persons with Disabilites Training and Development Specialist

Phone#:

797-3997

email:

keithc@cpd2.usu.edu

USU Extension Employed since:

2001

Job Responsibilities:

Works with the Extension Landscape Architect and rural governments, communities, public agencies, and others to identify, understand and solve environmental planning and design issues. This assistance will include community and regional planning, downtown revitalization, environmental analysis, historic restoration and preservation, recreation planning and design, land development feasibility, consultation regarding layout and design, plant material selection, cost estimates, and other activities which will help communities solve their planning and design projects.

Certifications/Degrees:  

Working on Doctor of Philosophy; Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management at Utah State University

Masters of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, thesis: Inclusive Outdoor Playspace Development for Children with Special Needs

B.S. Agronomy - emphasis: Environmental Science

Licensed Landscape Architect (Utah)

Licensed Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

ESRI ArcView Certified

CommunityViz Certified

 

STUDENT INTERNS

 

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David Rondina

 

Landscape Planning and Design

Phone#: 

797-8217

email:

rondinad@cpd2.usu.edu

USU Extension Employed since: 

June 2003

Job Responsibilities:

Assists Extension Landscape Architects with project research, design, and graphic presention. Responsibilities include preparation of site inventory/ analyses, concept and alternative plans, site details, master plans, planting plans, illustrative drawings, 3-D modeling, and GIS documents.

 

Certifications/Degrees:

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Masters of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Candidate at Utah State University, Thesis: On Japanese Gardens and Healing Gardens: A Model of Attention Restoration,

BA Art History - emphasis: architectural history Minor: Psychology

ESRI ArcView certified

 

 

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Justin Kmetzsch

 

Landscape Planning and Design

Phone#: 

797-8217

email:

jkmetzsch@cc.usu.edu

USU Extension Employed since: 

Oct. 2003

Job Responsibilities:

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Assists Extension Landscape Architects with project research, design, and graphic presention. Responsibilities include preparation of site inventory/ analyses, concept and alternative plans, site details, master plans, planting plans, illustrative drawings, 3-D modeling, and GIS documents.

 

Certifications/Degrees:

Senior working on Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University

Applied Associates in Drafting Technology

Associates of Science


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Jennifer Hale

 

Landscape Planning and Design

Phone#: 

797-8217

email:

jhale@cpd2.usu.edu

USU Extension Employed since: 

May. 2005

Job Responsibilities: (CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESUME)

Assists Extension Landscape Architects with project research, design, and graphic presention. Responsibilities include preparation of site inventory/ analyses, concept and alternative plans, site details, master plans, planting plans, illustrative drawings, 3-D modeling, and GIS documents.

 

Certifications/Degrees:

Masters of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Candidate at Utah State University,

BA Humanities - emphasis: English

ESRI ArcView certified

 

 

Matt Durkovich

 

Landscape Planning and Design

Phone#: 

797-8217

email:

howudoin35@hotmail.com

USU Extension Employed since: 

Sept. 2005

Job Responsibilities: (CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESUME AND PORTFOLIO)

Assists Extension Landscape Architects with project research, design, and graphic presention. Responsibilities include preparation of site inventory/ analyses, concept and alternative plans, site details, master plans, planting plans, illustrative drawings, 3-D modeling, and GIS documents.

 

Certifications/Degrees:

Senior working on Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University

 

 

Mike Jones

 

Landscape Planning and Design

Phone#: 

797-8217

email:

mdjones@cc.usu.edu

USU Extension Employed since: 

Sept. 2005

Job Responsibilities: (CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESUME)

Assists Extension Landscape Architects with project research, design, and graphic presention. Responsibilities include preparation of site inventory/ analyses, concept and alternative plans, site details, master plans, planting plans, illustrative drawings, 3-D modeling, and GIS documents.

 

Certifications/Degrees:

Senior working on Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University