Silicon Valley Work

Economic Impacts of Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus

As a Senior Associate with ADE, identified and assessed implications for further agglomeration of the social media industry in the San Francisco Peninsula market area.

City of Palo Alto General Plan Update, 2010-2012

As a sub-contractor to DC&E, analyzed the feasibility and potential land use and economic impacts of proposed development standards for three commercial and industrial areas in Palo Alto—East Meadow, Charleston and California Avenue. Authored revised Business and Economics Chapter.

East Palo Alto Industry and Real Estate Market Assessment and SWOT Analysis, 2009

As a Senior Associate with ADE, prepared market and SWOT analysis of the City’s current economic situ-ation and potential commercial and industrial development opportunities relative to the broader Silicon Valley market as a basis for developing community support for a targeted and methodic tax base growth strategy.

Milpitas Economic Development Strategic Plan, 2005

As a Senior Associate with ADE, managed the preparation of the city’s first-ever economic development plan. Designed and facilitated public outreach process, including survey of corporate employees and small businesses. Documented economic and industrial market trends impacting business location deci-sions. Benchmarked the city to similar communities in the Bay Area relative to economic, educational, housing, population and social characteristics. Designed a conceptual branding strategy.

Joint Venture Silicon Valley: Index of Silicon Valley, 2000 & 2001

While a consultant with Collaborative Economics, Inc., prepared of the annual Index of Silicon Valley. The Index measures progress toward the goals articulated in Silicon Valley 2010 and is the Valley’s most reliable source of statistics and insights about its economy and quality of life. It is instrumental in focus-ing regional leadership and resources on the Valley’s most critical economic sustainability issues.

Santa Clara County: Project Lead, Strategic Vision Program, 1993

As a Planner assigned to the County Executive’s Office, was lead staff to Strategic Vision, the countywide strategic planning program to prepare all County agencies and communities for the next decade’s most critical economic and quality of life issues. Designed and implemented planning and public outreach processes, coordinating County departments and agencies and business and community leaders.

Santa Clara County: General Plan Update, 1994

As a Planner with the Office of Advance Planning, prepared two chapters to the updated Comprehensive Plan: Transportation and Regional Governance.