The Team

Who We Are

Community Works Design Group (CWDG) was established in 1985 and provides municipal planning services throughout the State of California. The firm focuses on Park, Recreation, and Public Landscape projects. CWDG has a ready and available staff of nine professionals. We draw upon the collective experience of four Licensed Landscape Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, an in-house ISA Certified Arborist, a Certified Irrigation Designer/Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, a SITES Accredited Professional, and a Certified Access Specialist (CASp).

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Scott Rice 

President

ASLA, LEED AP, CASp

He doesn't like to brag but we don't mind doing it for him...Scott is 1 of the only 3 Landscape Architect's in California who is also a Certified Access Specialist.  He also has experience as a global skate park designer and has been with CWDG for 20 Years!

Licensed Landscape Architect

CA  #5111 / NY #2645

Certified Access Specialist CASp-709 

Kay Kite

Director of Regenerative Practices

ASIC, CID, CLIA

Kay has over 25 Years of experience as an irrigation designer and can speak irrigation parts like a second language.  She is our in-house irrigation audit specialist and designs with conservation in mind. 

Certified Irrigation Designer 

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Allison Rush

Director of Design + Creativity 

ASLA

Allison excels at creating beautiful project plans and a cohesive vision for our firm and clients.  She loves learning new things and taking on new challenges.

Licensed Landscape Architect

Dan Burkhart

Director of Implementation + Value

ASLA, ISA, sUAS

Dan is our firm's jack of all trades, he know plenty about plenty, especially when it comes to constructability.  He is also a Certified Arborist 

Landscape Architect License

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Analicia Escobar-Gomez

Director of Community Engagement

MPA

Analicia has experience as a designer, contractor, and public sector planner lending our firm a unique perspective when problem solving for our municipal clients.  She is passionate about equity and inclusion and loves working on community based design work.

Luke Morris

Landscape Designer + Native Plant Specialist

Luke 

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Debra Lake 

Landscape Designer 

Debra 

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Anthony Diaz

Landscape Designer

Anthony is keeping us fresh, joining us as a recent Cal Poly graduate.  He enjoys understanding the psychology of creating spaces and eager to learn and assist our team. 

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Cindy Ingram

Office Manager + Notary Public

Cindy has been with the firm since the beginning and helps our office run smoothly, from invoicing to HR she does it all. 

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