Relevance of Place

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Becky Whelan 



Becky holds a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from Towson University. She has studied Corporate Communication in London and Corporate Events in Australia. Becky joined Victor Stanley upon returning to Maryland in 2016 and has been a welcomed addition to their Corporate Business Development team. Becky represents Victor Stanley in states across the Midwest and South, presenting her many opportunities for travel across the country. Victor Stanley™, a leader in quality site furnishings, helps you bring your visions to life.

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Linda K. Smith


Linda K. Smith is the current Director of U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas and Oklahoma.  She graduated in 1984 from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and spent 15 years working in the petroleum industry in technical sales and engineering support with accounts in the Midsouth region.  Following early retirement, she spent three years in nonprofit leadership roles with two different local educational nonprofits. She became the Executive Director of the USGBC- Arkansas Chapter in 2009 and a Community Director for the USGBC in 2015.  The USGBC is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to green buildings for all in a generation and best known for their LEED projects.


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Ted Jack



Ted received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and Master of Science in Environmental Planning and Management from Louisiana State University.  He is the Park Planning Superintendent for the Parks and Recreation Department of Fayetteville.


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Lara Moffat

DESIGNING THE OUTDOOR ROOM - Insights into Planning & Value of Activated Outdoor Space

Lara Moffat, ASLA, Business Development for Landscape Forms ▪ NE TX & AR, works closely with design professionals creating a sense of place in outdoor environments. Previous to this role, Lara served as principal of LM Creative assisting designers through marketing and business consulting; as well as, managing Land8: the social media site for Landscape Architects. Early in her career at a nationally recognized design/build landscape architecture firm, she started as an intern and eventually became director of marketing and recruitment. The consummate student, in her free time you will find Lara attending cultural events, deep in discussions about all things design, or serving on boards locally and nationally. She has been active with Student, Texas, and National ASLA since 2000: President Elect of Texas ASLA, she also serves as the co-chair of the National Public Awareness Coalition. Lara received her Master in Landscape Architecture from UTA, an Associate in Ornamental Horticulture from Richland College, and undergrad degrees (Art and Psychology) from Centenary College of Louisiana.



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