As the daughter of an Air Force officer, I moved around a bit while growing up. While living in different homes—and particularly when I was exposed to a growing neighborhood with new homes being built each summer—I uncovered a love for construction. I learned to appreciate the detailing of the pieces and parts of a building, understanding how materials perform, and how various components work together.
Since attending high school in Springfield, Ohio while my father was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, I have called Ohio home. I attended the University of Cincinnati (UC) majoring in architecture. I discovered my passion for technical design and detailing of exterior façade repairs during a design studio, when a guest lecturer presented a façade restoration project, and geared my career accordingly. After earning my bachelor’s degree in architecture, I continued at UC earning a master’s degree in structural engineering.
I began at THP as a co-op student while finishing my undergraduate degree. I joined the firm full-time after receiving my master’s degree. Although I thought I would stay in Cincinnati forever, I moved to Cleveland a few years later to follow my heart and marry my husband. Two sons and more than 20 years later, it is the longest I have lived in one city and the one that I love calling home. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, as well as hiking and biking in the numerous local Metro Parks.
I continued my career in façade restoration at several different firms but was very happy to return to THP in 2015 serving as a principal, senior project manager, and building envelope specialist. My specialty is façade restoration for both historic and modern building facades, particularly those constructed of stone and brick masonry. I have enjoyed working on numerous college campuses throughout Ohio, evaluating and designing repairs to extend the service life of their building envelopes. The highlight of my career was the restoration of the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus and being selected to return 20 years later for the updated restoration and maintenance of the historic marble façade.
Throughout my career, I have endeavored to serve and represent my clients to the best of my ability. I believe the key in doing so is to maintain communication throughout each project. I also believe in taking a collaborative team approach, working with the owner and the contractor to implement solutions that are successful, durable, and cost effective.
I enjoy participating in technical organizations in my industry. I currently serve as Vice President for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and serve on the masonry committee for the National ICRI. I am also a member of the Building Enclosure Council and Women in Restoration in Engineering. Additionally, I love any opportunity to introduce young girls to STEM and engineering!