Building off her belief that every community possesses compelling strengths, Alisa works with clients to realize their unique advantage and a vision that can be amplified with strategic investments. With extensive experience working for both public agencies and private developers, Alisa delivers a range of technical and strategic skills that enable great urban places to get built. Her emphasis is on urban corridors, downtown revitalization, employment districts, and public-private partnerships. Alisa keeps the focus of projects on implementation, bringing to bear tools and resources from her 16 years of urban planning, real estate, and economic development experience.
Alisa channels her love for history and place by serving on the Board of Directors for the Confluence Project, a nonprofit focused on connecting people to place through unprecedented interpretive artwork by artist Maya Lin at six sites along the Columbia River basin.