Chris Bowling is a registered architect and a native of Louisville. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Kentucky and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University’s Florence, Italy program. While attending Syracuse he refined his drawing skills to analyze buildings. He is the author of Didactic Field Drawing a course held for 5 consecutive years for architects at the AIA National Convention. He is married and has 2 boys.
Pauletta Feldman was born and raised in the South End of Louisville. When she and her husband married in 1975, they bought and rehabbed an old shotgun house in the South End near Churchill Downs, making a conscious choice to live a modest life style. As the neighborhood has declined, Pauletta has become involved in neighborhood stabilization and revitalization. She is retired from Visually Impaired Preschool Services and is the recipient of the 2011 Paul J. Langan Award for distinguished service, presented by the KY School for the Blind.
Bennett Knox, Parks Administrator, is responsible for managing the Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Natural Areas Division of Metro Parks. He overcomes his tendency to introversion through involvement on the board of the Southwest Dream Team and the Hawthorne Elementary PTA’s Dual Language Support Committee. His condition is further helped by the fortunate presence in his life of his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Aidan and Harper.
My name is Christine but mostly I'm called mom. Sometimes endearingly, often with connotations. Before I became a mom I really didn't know what to do or be so I tried lots of things out. Art, art school, private chef, catering, travel, yoga, swimming, and lots of play! Life is much different now. My monkeys are everything to me. Tonight I am going to talk about one way they have shaped my life... through FOOD!
Mohammad's educational credentials started with engineering focused on transportation. Utilizing the motto, "great cities are made, not borne" - as a foundational philosophy - he seeks design solutions in creating safe, functional, and quality communities.
Mohammad has gained national recognition in advancing bicycling, walking, and transit as part of an integrated transportation strategy. During his tenure at Metro Louisville, he provided policy direction on instituting Complete Streets Policy for Louisville. IN addition, he authored the Bicycle-Friendly Louisville Plan which earned Louisville recognition as a bicycle-friendly community.
Anne Del Prince
Anne Del Prince is a registered Architect. A University of Cincinnati grad, she worked in commercial firms for 10 years before starting her own residential architecture business called Del Prince Designs, LLC 11 years ago.
Anne started to realize the need to educate the general public about the essential services an Architect provides for any home project. The benefit is that an Architect brings an educated eye and trained thought process that develops architectural solutions which satisfy the intangible comfort that our innate human sensibilities acknowledge.
David is originally from Texas, but after 6 years is proud to call Louisville home. Working to help build and strengthen community since he arrived in Kentucky, he now heads up the Green Triangle – Louisville’s 9th District Sustainability Initiative. David graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in Economics. He loves Mexican food, creative solutions, pickup trucks, and big ideas. Currently David is excited and consumed by his upcoming marriage in July.
Hallie Jones is Creative Director at Center For Neighborhoods, where she runs the P.A.I.N.T. Program (Producing Art In Neighborhoods Together). She is a visual artist with a background in neighborhood planning, and is working on her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University in Bloomington, majoring in Art Education and minoring in Communication and Culture. She teaches visual pedagogy to pre-service elementary teachers at IU. Hallie is a vegan and raw food enthusiast.
Ankur Gopal is a KY native that most recently studied Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2007 Ankur helped create a hi-tech company (Agent511) in Kentucky that develops text messaging solutions for its clients. In 2011, he expanded services by creating a sister company, Interapt, focusing on App development (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), and mobile strategy, where he was named CEO. Ankur was a former college tennis player, professional DJ, and public speaker; having performed on the main stage with the prestigious Second City Comedy Improv Group in Chicago.
Marianne Zickuhr is the Executive Director of Preservation Louisville, with a mission to protect and promote our city’s cultural, environmental and architectural heritage. Since moving to Louisville in 1989, Marianne has consistently lived in historic neighborhoods like Portland, Butchertown & Old Louisville. It is these roots that ignited a passion for history and preservation. Marianne attended Wittenberg University and Indiana University where her focus was Voice Performance, Arts Administration and Business.
JC Stites is a Louisville native who has lived in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR, where he gained a passion for technology entrepreneurism, urban planning and windsurfing. In 2005 he co-founded 8664, an 11,000-strong grassroots organization advocating for the removal of I-64 from Louisville’s waterfront. JC rides his bike to his “day job” at Autodemo, a leading developer of software demos. JC serves on the boards of Olmsted Parks and St. Francis School. JC is married with three kids and lives in the Highlands.