Valerie Backmann joined Group 4 back in February 11, 2013 (we have been so busy we didn’t even had the time to post this!) as an Interior Designer. She comes to us with 8 years of experience. She has previously worked on a variety of projects, including: Corporate, Hospitality, Education and Federal/Department of Defense. She earned her Bachelor of Interior Design from Auburn University. She is NCIDQ certified and is licensed in the State of Florida. She is very excited to join our Interiors Studio and for the opportunities of creative collaboration with the whole team. She enjoys hanging out with her husband and their dog Captain! She also likes photography, traveling and exploring their new neighborhood; Atlantic Beach!
Becky Craig will be leading the efforts of our newly created Landscape Architecture Studio! She comes to us with over 20 years of experience. Becky is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Florida. She earned her Bachelors in Landscape Architecture in 1984 from University of Florida (Go Gators!) She also studied abroad for a semester at the University of Italy for Foreign Students in Perugia Italy!!! Me piace molto la lingua italiana!!! She has two daughters and lives in Tampa, so she will be commuting back and forth! She is fantastic and we are thrilled to have her with us.
Preston Linck just graduated back in May 2013 from Pennsylvania State University! Wow! He earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture there. He also completed an internship at the Penn State Center in 2012. His goals include becoming registered in the next 5 years and get involved in the urban sector of landscape architecture. He is interested in focusing on community design, planning and urban design that encourages social and recreative engagements in public spaces. He also enjoys pottery and photography. He will be working alongside Becky in the newly created Landscape Architecture Studio.