Executive Committee 2019 – Meet the Candidates!

Oregon ASLA is pleased to announce and extend to our members this year’s official slate of candidates for the Executive Committee 2019 ballot. Ballots will be emailed to current Fellows, Full Members and Associate Members on Monday, July 2nd and will close at midnight on Thursday, August 1st. The results will be officially announced in late August.  

New Executive Committee members transition into their new roles after the elections and officially begin their term of office in the middle of November, after the ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO in San Diego.

Please take a moment to vote! This is your opportunity to provide input on the future of our chapter and select our next group of leaders to inspire our members and bring our group of professionals together. 


President-Elect

Write in your recommendation for President-Elect, someone you think would excel in a leadership position, bringing Oregon ASLA into 2021.  (It could be you! It’s fine to write in your own name.) We will contact the person with the most write-in votes to invite them to participate.


Vice President, Member Services

Write in your recommendation for VP-Member Services, yourself or someone else you think would enjoy and excel at acting as the liaison between members and the Executive Committee, and who would spearhead significant chapter events.  We will contact the person with the most write-in votes to invite them to participate.


Candidate for Treasurer
Brian Martin

Brian Martin is a landscape architect at Lango Hansen Landscape Architects. He is a Portland native and earned a BSLA from the University of Idaho. With over 12 years of experience in the field, Brian has worked on a wide array of projects including multi-family housing, parks, education, and commercial office developments. He has volunteered with various organizations, including GRiT (Greenroof info Thinktank) and as a crew leader with Friends of Trees for the last 8 years.

“During my time as a landscape architect, I have been enriched by many ASLA sponsored events. The design symposium, the awards soiree and many other gatherings as well as continuing education opportunities and professional networking events have all contributed to my professional development. As treasurer, I look forward to serving the landscape architecture community across the state of Oregon and creating opportunities for others similar to those that I have benefited from. I believe that my attention to detail and dependability are essential qualifications for the role of treasurer. I bring many established, valuable relationships with other landscape architects and product representatives and look forward to facilitating connections among professionals in our field while serving on the Executive Committee.”


Member-At-Large/Communications Chair

Write in your recommendation for Member-at-Large, Communications, yourself or someone else you think would enjoy and excel at creating and managing Chapter communications, including the NewsWire, our social media program, the email list, and event registration software.  We will contact the person with the most write-in votes to invite them to participate.


Candidate for Member-At-Large/Emerging Professionals Chair
Anna Chen

Anna graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and Minor in Urban Planning. She was an active ASLA member during college and served as the Vice President of the ASU ASLA Student chapter. ASLA contributed to her growth as a young professional during college and continues to do so after graduation. In 2016, she moved to San Diego, California to start her career and ASLA San Diego welcomed her with local networks and educational events. 

As the Emerging Professionals Chair, she plans to continue Sketch PDX to encourage professionals to put pens to papers and practice their hand sketching skills. She’ll like to plan educational tours and workshops that would enrich young professionals and social events to grow their network. She looks forward to helping young professionals find the resources and support they need to succeed in the field. 


Member-At-Large/Student Liaison

Write in your recommendation for Member-at-Large, Student Liaison, yourself or someone else you think would enjoy and excel at maintaining a robust relationship with the community of landscape architecture educators and students in Oregon.  We will contact the person with the most write-in votes to invite them to participate.


Candidates for Willamette Valley Section Co-Chair(s)

Alexis Griffin

Alexis is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Degree and a minor in Geography. During her tenure at the University of Oregon, Alexis pursued an education that emphasized the systems, forces, and networks in our landscapes and built environments by seeking a better understanding of the surrounding plant species vernacular and the sociocultural systems.

Alexis has experience with residential design and maintenance, and she spent two years as a gardener for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, honing her understanding of native plants through various seasons and climatic conditions. She currently works at Cameron McCarthy aiding the design of spaces for people of all ages and organisms of all sizes. 

Alexis is passionate, nerdy about very specific things, and driven by nature. Watercolors, charcoals, and pens can always be found nearby. She reads too much, hikes often, and dreams of building a tiny home surrounded by an edible landscape and miniature animals. 

As Willamette Valley Co-Chair, Alexis is excited to engage and connect with the breadth of the landscape architecture community in the Willamette Valley, from students to long-time professionals.

Laurie Mooney

Laurie has been on the Oregon ASLA Executive Committee for four years, serving first as Communications Chair and recently as Treasurer.


Crater Lake Section Chair

Write in your recommendation for Crater Lake Section Chair, someone you think would enjoy and excel at planning professional development and social events for members of the Crater Lake Section, and representing their interests on the Executive Committee.  (It could be you! It’s fine to write in your own name.) We will contact the person with the most write-in votes to invite them to participate.