BHC Since:2007 Registration/Certification:Professional Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners Education:MUP, Master of Urban Planning at University of WashingtonBA, French at Western Washington UniversityBS, Geophysics at Western Washington UniversityBio:Talia hails from the Okanogan Highlands of North Central Washington, growing up amidst stunning wilderness. Coming from a rural area, she values the impact individuals can have on the direction a community takes. As a land use planner, she especially loves helping small towns and making sure everyone’s voice gets heard, particularly if they haven’t had a seat at the table before. She is constantly seeking the common ground that can bring people together. She has called Bellingham, France, and Indiana home at various points in her life. In Seattle, she loves spending time with family, making sure her children get to know her Grandmother, who will turn 100 this year. If you catch her with her headphones in her ears, she’s probably racing through her latest science fiction audiobook.
BHC Since:1996Registration/Certification:Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified PlannersEducation:MUP, University of Washington, 1970B Arch, University of Nebraska, 1966Bio: Roger has engaged in land use, environmental, and transportation planning assignments in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and other states for the past 50 years. He was involved in some of the first environmental reviews under NEPA and SEPA following Earth Day in 1969. He has also been active in Shoreline Master Program planning and Growth Management planning for Washington cities, towns and counties since 1990. His urban design experience includes development plans, urban center plans, and project master plans. His current planning experience includes the design of review systems and procedures and related project reviews and approvals. Roger and Kay have lived in Seattle since 1966, raised two children and are very happy to have two grandchildren.
BHC Since:2018Education:MS, Urban Planning at University of Washington at SeattleBA, Environmental Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBio:Lauren is a planner who thrives when collaborating with clients and communities to resolve complex land use issues. Planning topics close to her heart include environmental justice, housing policy, geospatial analysis, public art, and climate resilience. Lauren moved to the Pacific Northwest from North Carolina in 2016 and enjoys spending time with friends and family on both coasts. She is a poetry enthusiast, a committed volunteer for Lifelong, and a regular at Seattle’s cat cafés.
BHC Since:2018Registration/Certification:Professional Planner, American Institute of Certified PlannersEducation:MUP, Master of Urban Planning at University of WashingtonFulbright Scholar, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus GermanyBA, Environmental Studies and German Area Studies at Seattle UniversityBio:The Pacific Northwest has been a constant in Katie’s life – evergreens, rain clouds, and the eternal hope for a winning Mariners season. As a kid she loved rolling down the grassy hills at the Ballard Locks and watching boats deftly pass through the gates. As a student, Katie had the opportunity to live and study in Germany, where she broadened her understanding of how cities and their environs function and learned the value of discussing important topics over coffee and cake. Today at BHC, Katie is a land use planner who deftly navigates the topics important to her clients, whether it is helping an urban city manage its growing pains or crafting culturally appropriate zoning regulations for a tribal government. As a professional, Katie’s constants are open lines of communication, a helpful attitude, and most importantly, taking the time to listen. And yes, sometimes listening comes with coffee and cake. When not at work, Katie’s best times are spent watching and coaching soccer with her young sons Malcolm and Eli or exploring a changing Seattle on date nights with her husband Marc.