Julieta T. Sherk Professor of Horticulture Science at NCSU, Chair of Raleigh Appearance Commission
Julieta T. Sherk earned her Masters in Landscape Architecture from NC State University and has been practicing since 1993. She is a registered landscape architect and an assistant professor teaching landscape design at the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in the Department of Horticultural Science and is an associate faculty in the Landscape Architecture department at the College of Design where she teaches during summer sessions.
Paul F. Morris President and CEO Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Paul Morris joined Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) in July, 2013 as President and CEO. ABI is responsible for the development of the most comprehensive revitalization effort in the history of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects in the United States. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, Mr. Morris has spent his 30-year career in strategic consulting and executive management roles focusing on transportation, urban redevelopment, natural resource management, public parks, and the development of corporate and institutional facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has assisted communities across 25 U.S. States and 10 foreign countries, offering hands-on involvement and complex problem solving, political acumen and dispute resolution expertise in more than 400 programs and projects including infrastructure investment, regional growth management, natural resource restoration, brownfield redevelopment, and world heritage site regeneration. Mr. Morris’ work history includes projects in cities as varied as Portland, OR, Detroit, MI, Washington D.C. Vancouver, British Columbia, Edinburgh, Scotland and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Morris has worked on several projects of national significance, such as the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, the Columbine High School Memorial in Colorado, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Landscape Architects, where in 2003 he served as national president. Mr. Morris currently lives in Atlanta and is married with two children.
The principal of Coaly Design, Kimberly J. Siran has been practicing land design and planning in the State of North Carolina for the nearly 15 years. Working closely with clients on projects ranging from streetscape design to conservation land planning, Coaly Design offers a broad spectrum of land planning and landscape architectural services. Services include site plan approval, urban site design, park master planning and design, greenway design, and the preparation of construction documents as well as construction administration.
Mike Dayton, Chair Raleigh Bicycle Advisory Board
Mike Dayton has been biking and walking in Raleigh since 1987. He is the current chair of Raleigh’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, a volunteer advisory body appointed by the City Council to provide guidance and leadership on bicycle and pedestrian activities and accommodation in Raleigh. An avid long distance bicyclist who has completed Paris Brest Paris three times, Mike is also the president of Randonneurs USA, a 4,000 member national cycling organization. He loves Raleigh’s greenways and can’t wait to see all those new signs!
Matt Tomasulo, Founder and Chief Instigator at Walk [Your City]
Matt Tomasulo, LEED AP is the Founder and Chief Instigator behind Walk [Your City], a civic technology platform enabling communities to create smart, quick, light, and inexpensive pedestrian/bike wayfinding campaigns. Matt’s side-projects include CityFabric, Inc., a civic-design studio, and The Wänderbox, a mobile beer garden in a box. In 2012, Matt installed WalkRaleigh, the catalytic guerrilla wayfinding signs that spread across the globe, and ultimately evolved into Walk [Your City]. Matt holds a Master of City & Regional Planning degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Landscape Architecture from NC State. Matt has won multiple awards and competitions, including the Robert Stipe Fellowship, three Student ASLA awards, CORE 77 DIY Award, and the 2010 Urban Land Institute – Hines Urban Design Competition. While in grad school, Matt successfully Kickstarted two projects, raising $50k from 1500 backers that helped him found CityFabric, Inc. Matt’s work has been featured by BBC News, TED.com, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, NPR, and Wired. His work was included in the 13th Venice Biennale, and he is part of NextCity.org’s “Vanguard”, a “40 Under 40” class of new urban leaders.
Charles A. “Chuck” Flink, President of Greenways Incorporated
Chuck is widely regarded as one of America’s leading greenway planners, having completed comprehensive greenway, trail and open space plans for more than 235 communities within 36 States. He has also been a consultant to clients in Argentina, Belarus, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan and St. Croix, USVI. Chuck is a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, and is the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Design at North Carolina State University.