• Adjunct Instructor, City & Metropolitan Planning


  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning, Geography Department, University of Utah



Herriman City

(12/17 to present)





Salt Lake City

(01/07 to 12/17)





U of U

(01/10 to present)


Taylorsville City

(09/00 to 01/07)









Tooele City

(03/99 to 09/00)








Midvale City

(04/98 to 03/99)






Woods Cross City

(06/97 to 04/98)

Planning Director. Responsible for leading all planning, enforcement, and licensing activities within a rapidly developing city of 50,000 residents. Also manage an annual budget of $265,000, which encompass three full-time and two part-time employees. Position reports directly to the Assistant City Manager, and provides support for the City Council and Planning Commission.


Senior Planner. Engaged in current and long range planning activities, and completed more than 525 planning and development projects for Salt Lake City. Also mentored interns and students in pursuit of an urban planning career. Served as interim Team Leader for Long Range Planning section in 2007, and promoted to Senior Planner in 2014.


Associate Instructor. Co-created course in planning literature for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning.


City Planner. Performed both long range and current planning services for an “inner ring” suburban community with population of 60,000. Primary responsibilities included: assist general public with land use questions, requests, and applications for commercial and residential development; coordinated with Community Development Director agenda items for Planning Commission meetings and pending development requests; provided professional and technical support to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, City Council, Mayor and other members of City staff; authored and presented various technical reports and multi-media displays for public hearings; and updated zoning and subdivision ordinances as well as the city general plan.


Community Development Director/City Planner. Responsible for supervision of 12 employees including City Building Official, Plans Examiner, and four Building Inspectors. Also responsible for managing an annual budget of $695,000.00. Duties included: serving as city planning advisor to Mayor, Planning Commission and City Council; assisting all members of the public with both commercial and residential development applications while ensuring city zoning and general plan compliance; and routinely engaged in public speaking, media relations and public presentations regarding city planning and development issues.


Associate City Planner. Responsibilities included authoring staff reports for the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment; GIS coordination and implementation; update general plan and zoning ordinances as needed; business license review and approval; coordination of initial staff review of all proposed development; and provided customer service answering questions relative to general plan goals and zoning ordinance regulations.


Planning Intern. Employed part-time in the Community Development Department. Responsibilities included: zoning enforcement; preliminary site plan review; and home occupation permit review.