Monica is a licensed landscape architect with 10 years of experience in the profession. She is an experienced project manager and designer with a focus on community master planning, parks and recreation, community branding, civic spaces, streetscapes, and native landscapes. Her passion for outdoor environments and natural landscapes, married with her interests in inclusive play, childhood development and health infiltrates all her design work, adding depth to her projects. Since graduating from Ball State in 2013, Monica has had the opportunity to work on a variety projects from concept through construction. Some of these include the Janes Avenue Streetscape in Woodridge, Illinois, community branding and signage in Elk Grove Village and Westmont, Illinois, Naperville’s Riverwalk 2031 Master Plan, the Lincoln Valley community and clubhouse in North Aurora, Illinois, The Continental community in Saint John, Indiana and Coach’s Park inclusive playground in Huntley, Illinois as well as many other master planned communities and parks throughout the Chicagoland area. Monica is a Senior Associate at HDG working with the Parks and Recreation team in the Naperville office. She assists the team in project management and design taking the lead on concept designs and developing and delivering construction documents.