Associate Director, Landscape & Integrated Building Services
Bridget has more than 31 years in design, construction, and facilities services experience, with 17 of those years in facilities management. In addition to her responsibilities as associate director for Landscape & Integrated Building Services, Bridget serves as the department’s emergency operations officer and special projects liaison. Prior to joining Facilities Services, she worked for Phillips Petroleum, Oregon Health & Science University, Matrix Architects Engineers Planners, Inc., and for the Houston Zoo as director of facilities. This combination of experience from the manual drawing board to hurricane preparation for nearly six thousand animals has developed Bridget’s passion for facilities. Bridget holds a bachelor of science degree with honors in anthropology from the University of Oregon and an associate in applied science degree in drafting and design technology from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
Manager, Landscape Services
John has 37 years of experience in horticulture and landscape maintenance and has been with the University over 34 years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University. He is the 2014 president for the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), where he also received his Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) credentials.
Manager, Building Logistics & Keys
Ben has ten years of experience in facilities services. He is a graduate of The University of Texas and a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he was responsible for nuclear weapons security. After his military service and before returning to UT to work, Ben served in operations management at three Fortune 100 companies, Gap Inc., Technicolor, and Dell, where he focused on manufacturing and distribution operations.
Manager, Resource Recovery
Bobby has 35 years of experience in facilities management and human resources management in both the public and private sectors. He came to UT and Facilities Services in 2005 as a training manager in Custodial Services. He moved to University Unions in 2013 as assistant director of project management before rejoining us again in December 2015. Prior to UT, he led searches at an executive recruiting firm, and before that, he served as a director of facilities in the high-tech industry at Computer Science Corporation and at Samsung. He holds a BA from Texas State University.
Assistant Manager, Urban Forestry
Jim serves as the university’s arborist. He has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Colorado State University and is an ISA Certified Arborist/Municipal Specialist and a licensed irrigator. He has managed and cared for urban trees since 1997, working at the municipal, state, and private levels.
Assistant Manager, Irrigation & Installation
Luis has over 30 years of experience with landscape management at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Irrigation Association, Professional Grounds Management Society, and Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.
Landscape Architect, Operations
Lisa has over 15 years of experience in landscape horticulture and five years in landscape architecture. She is in the process of obtaining her Professional Landscape Architect license. She earned her B.S. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. degree in horticulture from Tarleton State University, and an M.L.A. degree from the University of Arizona. Prior to the university, Lisa worked for Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and for the consulting firm, Bury, as a landscape designer, where she developed her expertise in sustainable and maintainable designs. She has published articles in trade publications and collaborated with various public and private agencies. Her skills include commercial and residential landscape design, construction administration and maintenance, horticultural consulting, and urban entomology.
Zero Waste Coordinator
Jennifer has five years of experience working in sustainability in higher education. She was recently promoted to serve as the coordinator for the university’s Zero Waste Program. She previously served as sustainability program coordinator and as the advisor to the Campus Environmental Center. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degrees in political science and geography from the University of Florida, where she interned in the Office of Sustainability. She earned her master’s degree in human dimensions of natural resources from Colorado State University and El Colegio de La Frontera Sur.