I enjoy planning at various scales and understanding how people interact with spaces and environments to ultimately improve those experiences
Mandi is an accomplished planner and designer with over 30 years of experience. She's worked in a wide variety of environments - across the US and abroad - at the nexus of land use, transportation, and placemaking.
She has been responsible for management, coordination, and design on a diverse mix of complex and multi-faceted projects, including research and analysis for the National Park Service, long range planning for cities and counties, as well as planning and design for transit oriented development. Those projects span multimodal transportation networks, streets and streetscapes, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, plazas and other places of the public realm.
Known as a national expert in multimodal transportation, Mandi has been an invited speaker at many national, state, and regional conferences. She is an excellent communicator and facilitator, and her strong expertise coordinating with multiple government agencies, technical experts, tribal nations, regulatory decision makers, and other diverse interests has led to many successful projects. She enjoys working closely with communities, special interest groups, neighborhoods, and the public in bringing their visions to reality.
Otak Offsetting Carbon Emissions; Moving Toward Carbon-Neutral Status
Otak Welcomes Serah Breakstone, AICP, To Its Public Planning Team
Otak Team to Support the National Park Service with Socioeconomic Research and Special Studies Nationwide
Otak Donates To University of Washington's Equity Scholarship Fund
Master of Landscape Architecture - University of Idaho
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Planning - University of Idaho
Certificate in Low Impact Development - Washington State University
Graduate Coursework - Portland State University