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, ASLA, CASp, LEED
PRESIDENT

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!

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Allison Rush, ASLA
DIRECTOR OF
DESIGN + CREATIVITY

Allison is our team go-to for creating beautiful project plans and a cohesive vision for our firm and clients.  She excels at understanding how best to configure and optimize outdoor spaces for the health and enjoyment of users of all ages and abilities. Allison also has a strong grasp of designing with various digital media techniques, including CAD, 3-d modeling and photo simulation. 

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Kay Kite, ASIC, CID, CLIA
DIRECTOR OF REGENERATIVE PRACTICES

Kay has over 20 Years of experience as an irrigation and landscape designer and can speak irrigation parts like a second language.  She is our in-house Certified Irrigation Designer as well as Auditor and designs with conservation in mind. 

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Dan Burkhart, ASLA, ISA, sUAS 
DIRECTOR OF 
IMPLEMENTATION + VALUE

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 and FAA Drone Pilot.  Dan helps our firm oversee all of our construction administration in addition to providing contract plan checking services. 

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Analicia Escobar-Gomez, MPA
DIRECTOR OF
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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.

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Luke Morris
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER + NATIVE PLANT SPECIALIST

Luke is our firm's native plant specialist and nursery liaison, ensuring every planting plan can be locally sourced by contractors.  He loves skating and working on skate park designs.

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Debra Lake, ASLA, SITES-AP
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Debra has an extensive background in planning and environmental planning. She has a passion for creating sustainable designs and integrating the latest green infrastructures and technologies.

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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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Joshua Mainez
DESIGN ASSISTANT

 

Joshua lends our team a unique perspective as a passionate and committed Architecture student. He has designed multiple residential and commercial projects, each providing opportunities for creative problem solving and improving his overall sense of design.