Meet the Team
With decades of experience as a civil engineer, and as an advocate for better streets, Fionnuala's vision is to enhance understanding about our built world through traffic gardens.
Fionnuala has become a national expert in traffic gardens by deploying her engineering background to develop guidance, installation guides and many new resources. She has worked on permanent and pop-up traffic garden projects across the country, and has written design guides and feasibility studies for several U.S. jurisdictions. She creates unique, child-centered design programs, and facilitates the installation of community and school traffic gardens. She also plans and holds traffic garden events, workshops and pop-ups at the local and national level.
Contact Fionnuala: Finn@TrafficGardens.com
Traffic Garden Researcher
Rick is the co-founder of the Early Childhood Mobility Coalition which is focused on mobility of children eight and younger, a safe streets advocate, and a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. He has completed research on children's physical activity and traffic gardens, and is currently focused on the benefits of children's play and kids on balance bikes. Rick is a grandparent who enjoys getting outdoors on bikes with his granddaughters, and is working to bring traffic gardens and bike buses to the Cincinnati, OH, area.
Contact Rick: Rick@TrafficGardens.com
Skip has extensive experience running professional businesses and applies his skills to the world of traffic gardens. As well as assisting with business management and future planning, he also enjoys lending a hand to events and some of the fun activities. For over two decades he practiced law in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, representing clients in commercial transactions and litigation, and remains a member of the bar in those jurisdictions. You can find him most days riding his bike on the trails of Northern Virginia.
Contact Skip: Skip@TrafficGardens.com
Traffic Garden Intern
Pari has a a great passion for the STEM and art fields. She enjoys drawing and creating graphics, including flyers, and educator workbooks that you may have seen. She has lots of graphic skills including AutoCAD software and is certified in Revit. She helps us out on projects and is gaining as much exposure to the traffic garden world as she can along the way. We are very excited that she is now heading to study design at University of Maryland.
Contact Pari: Pari@TrafficGardens.com
Aegis is a four-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi with a keen eye for connected road design! She's always on the lookout for ways to improve installations. Also treats. She takes her traffic garden inspection duties very seriously and is a leader in her field.
Likes: pickled radish, belly rubs, visible pavement markings
Dislikes: baths, geese, poor ADA accessibility
Fun Facts: Aries, speaks English, Korean and Irish
Keep an eye out for Aegis across our site and newsletters!
Contact Aegis: Aegis@TrafficGardens.com
A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Emma is an award-winning filmmaker who produces and edits short videos for Discover Traffic Gardens, and designs our website & monthly newsletters.
Emma speaks English, Irish, French, and Korean, and also draws pictures of Aegis.
Contact Emma: Emma@TrafficGardens.com
Kathleen Hayes, PLA, MLA, MFA
Kathleen is a licensed landscape architect and environmental graphic designer with a passion for connecting people to places. She has experience in trails & open space planning, complete streets, greenways and ecological restoration. Her dual background in landscape architecture and graphic design gives her a unique ability to augment placemaking through strategies of branding, wayfinding, interpretive design, and public art.
Contact Kathleen: firstname.lastname@example.org