Active mobility is so important to me that I consider myself a "professional pedestrian," at least in my own head. My career path weaved through various trail, park and street-related roles, including design, program and project management. The common thread is my aim to provide the opportunity for people to be intrinsically knit into their communities by using safe and enjoyable public spaces.
Julie Cassata is a Design Associate at Alta Planning + Design in Seattle, Washington. She is a registered landscape architect and obtained her MLA at Ball State University after a year of study at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (now the School of Architecture at Taliesin). In addition to private consulting, Julie has experience working for a trails non-profit, teaching a college design studio and doing trails planning and development work in the public sector.
Julie’s enthusiasm for foot travel is nearly boundless, as her recreational pursuits include participating in navigation races and trail runs, and also thru-hiking the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails. She is living the dream by residing in a houseboat.