Between last fall and this past spring, we have added four new employees to our team, each with a different range of strengths and skills. Join us in welcoming Brooke Mayer, Tyra Jones, Anne Redmond, and Jay Herbert!
Last August, Brooke Mayer joined Highland Planning as the Customer Success Manager for Instant Input. Brooke is a city planner by training, a process-maven, and problem-solver by heart. She loves building things and learning to use new tools, which is why she’s thrilled to join Highland Planning to help communities harness the power of Instant Input! Brooke earned her Masters in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, where she honed her passion for community-based planning and her love of parks!
Tyra Jones joined the Highland Planning team as Engagement Coordinator in December. Tyra is originally from Illinois and moved to Rochester in grade school. She attended Rush-Henrietta Senior High School and East High School. She studied Communications and Media Studies at Post University. Tyra is a problem-solver who prides herself on her ability to develop, build and maintain working relationships with a diverse set of clients, partners, and stakeholders.
We are so delighted that Anne Redmond returned to us in February as Marketing Associate! Anne has rejoined Highland Planning as a Marketing Associate after taking time off from her career. Anne has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Rochester, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from SUNY Buffalo. Much of her planning experience has focused on brownfield remediation and redevelopment plans, as well as regulatory work associated with environmental permitting, compliance, and land use regulations. She is passionate about Highland Planning’s purpose and approaches to a wide range of projects, which is why she is excited to market the team’s talents and capabilities and support business development.
Last, but not least, in March, we welcomed Jay Herbert. Jay is a planner, researcher, and cultural creative with experience working with various communities and organizations across the southern United States. A two-time graduate of an historically black college and university (HBCU), Jay’s professional training has embedded values of public service, diversity, inclusion and finding common grounds – all of which he intends to incorporate into his work with Highland Planning. Jay is a first generation American. His family comes from the smallest country in both land mass and population in the Western Hemisphere – The country of St. Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean.
We are excited for 2022 and hope our clients and partners have an opportunity to meet and connect with our new team members soon.