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2017-2018 ASLA AK Board Nominations

Taylor Keegan

Nominated for President

Taylor Keegan, who currently works for Anchorage Parks and Recreation as a Park Planner, is currently up for nomination for President-Elect. Taylor has served as Secretary for the past two years and is interested in serving as President to help AK ASLA become more engaged in the national ASLA, promote advocacy and education of the profession, and serve the local community of Alaskan Landscape Architects. Taylor is passionate about projects that help improve equity such as multi-modal transportation systems, geospatial data collection and processing, play environments, and restoration of native plant communities. In her free time, Taylor volunteers at the Off the Chain Bike Co-op, the Alaska Botanical Garden, and can be found hiking or biking on one of the many trails in and around Anchorage.

Monique Anderson

Nominated for Vice President Southeast

Monique is up for nomination for Vice President Southeast. She is the owner of Anderson Land Planning providing Landscape Architecture services statewide from Sitka. You can find Monique helping with representation and advocacy at the legislative level, nominating other LA's for their great work and forging local partnerships to make things happen. She also sails her charter sailboat around the fjords and glaciers of Southeast waters all summer long.

Mélisa Babb

Nominated for Vice President South Central

Having lived in a wide variety of western landscapes, Mélisa brings a deep curiosity about the interactions between human culture and natural systems to her work at Bettisworth North. Over the years she has found delight in the fact that her landscape architectural training in the extremes of the Sonoran Desert translated surprisingly well to the challenges of a sub-arctic environment, and she very much enjoys developing aesthetic solutions to material and ecological problems in Alaska’s unique northern climate. Mélisa has served as Member-at-Large and Secretary for the ASLA Alaska Chapter for several years, and has been nominated for the position of Vice President, South Central. She enjoys camping, canoeing, and exploring Alaska with her husband and two young kids. She is also secretly convinced that California mosquitoes and black bears are much fiercer and bigger than Alaskan variety, but would never admit that to an Alaskan.

Leah Buron

Nominated for Vice President Interior

Leah Buron currently works for Earthscape and has served as Member-At-Large for the past two years. This year Leah is making a move from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and will continue working with Earthscape from a remote office. Leah hopes to continue serving on the board as Vice President of the Interior, and looks forward to keeping ties strong between Anchorage and Fairbanks Chapter members. Leah is passionate about stewardship and creating and maintaining environments that can be enjoyed for generations to come. She loves riding singletracks around Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula, gardening, and doing whatever hobby of the week she has stumbled into.

Brianne Keifer

Nominated for Treasurer

Bri is a landscape architect at the firm Huddle in Anchorage. Bri served on the board as a member-at-large in 2013 and 2014, she is currently running for treasurer. She is interested in treasurer to learn more about the organization’s logistics, plus she likes numbers and organizing. In her spare time she likes to be outside (hike, bike, run, be on the water, and in the mountains)!