Growing up on a farm in Colorado, Brandy has an affinity for wide-open spaces and natural solutions. As a Civil Engineer, writer and artist she believes that cross-sectoral partnerships are key to developing innovative sustainable solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Brandy lived and worked in West Africa for seven years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a contractor for the US Embassy, and a business owner. For the last decade, she owned and operated a consulting business working with nonprofit organizations and private companies on a range of environmental projects. Throughout her career, she has focused on the implementation of sustainable systems and technologies that harness the power of nature to provide environmentally beneficial economic opportunities. Brandy has spoken extensively on water issues and authored articles on water resource management and sustainable agriculture. When she’s not in the office, Brandy is talking politics with her husband, walking in the woods with her daughter and kickboxing with her son.