At some point, I was lucky enough to realize that I have two great loves in life: the outdoors and community. And with that comes a personal interest in the health of my neighbors, in building social capital, in equity, in a green and growing natural environment, in fun and quality of life, and in taking an active role in making all of that possible.... and, fortunately for me.... I also realized that there's a profession that lets me impact every one of those ideals in a big and meaningful way.
Jean has more than a decade of experience in planning for active transportation and outdoor recreation throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining Alta, Jean led advocacy campaigns, managed projects, and established new and innovative programs for: parks and open space in Austin, TX; the cross-state Palmetto Trail in SC; and the Bicycle Friendly Community campaign in Spartanburg, SC. Since joining Alta, Jean has applied her hands-on experience in program development, community engagement, and project implementation to every task, leading a variety of pedestrian and bicycle master plans, trail plans, bike share studies, and corridor studies around the Southeast. She has an undergraduate degree from Furman University and received a Masters in City & Regional Planning (MCRP) from Clemson University.