Brandy founded Shades of Green Permaculture in 2004, and for the past decade+, she has studied and taught permaculture design alongside some of the world’s leading professionals. Moving from Asheville, NC, to Atlanta in 2011, she began to pollinate the Atlanta area with a whole-systems permaculture perspective, empowering individuals, businesses, and communities with practical tools to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. She has trained 200+ permaculture design students, who are applying these learnings in the non-profit sector, landscape design firms, the building industry, city government, and many other industries in Georgia and beyond. As a designer, Brandy is intuitive, inspired, and pragmatic. She loves observing a site, and nestling human activity into the natural pattern language of each place. Her designs bring land to life for clients in a way that is healing, responsible, abundant, and regenerative. She completed her Master’s Degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University, and brings forth a passion for land-based, experiential education, both in formal classes and in working with clients to engage with their land. In her “spare” time, she serves on the Pine Lake City Council and as the Dogwood Alliance Board of Directors’ Vice Chair. She lives in Pine Lake with her husband, daughter, and their rambunctious pup, Peanut Butter.