United Designers North America

northamerica@uniteddesigners.org

United Designers Europe

europe@uniteddesigners.org

 

Phone

(1) -612-720-5001 

Phone

(31)-6-293 886 73

 

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©2019 by Weruschca Kirkegaard for United Designers

 

Daniel Halsey

FOUNDER - LEAD DESIGNER

BIO
Dan designs and consults for developing ecologically supported homestead systems, ecosystem restoration, and intentional communities. Bringing site-specific solutions based on local resources, site conditions, and improved cultural practices. The majority of his designs are farms, homesteads, watershed, and village systems supplying perennial harvests to support the community. Always raising the carrying capacity of the land.

LANGUAGES
English

COUNTRIES
Global Designer: Senegal, Liberia, Nepal, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, Canada, South Africa, Haiti, Scotland, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United States.

CREDENTIALS
Board Director of PRI/USA
Owner/Director of the Natural Capital Plant Database
Internationally Certified Permaculture Instructor (PRI/AU)

Certified Permaculture Instructor (PINA) 

Consultant, Designer, and Educator (USAID)

Masters of Professional Studies, Horticulture (UMN)

 

Neil Bertrando

CONSULTANT - AGRO - ECOSYSTEMS

BIO
Landscape restoration consultant and designer with 10 years of experience. Trained in a range of site assessment and monitoring techniques. Watershed restoration and management. Creates designs and plans for water harvesting, erosion control, re-vegetation, invasive weed management, agro-forestry, and homestead development. Has managed projects and crews to design and build small scale homesteads, farms, and upland riparian restoration. 

LANGUAGES
English & French

COUNTRIES
USA, Mexico, Haiti, Costa Rica, Senegal, Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Masters (MS) in Environmental Science
Erosion Control, Drip irrigation systems
Basic heavy machinery operation (excavator, skid steer, tractor, loader)

 

Bruce B. Blair

CONSULTANT - ECOLOGY

BIO
Park design for real experiences and ecologically intensive food production systems through permaculture are my passions and experience.

 

Designing landscapes that mimic nature and create rich experiences is what I do!

LANGUAGES
English

 

COUNTRIES
USA, Kenya, Haiti, Sierra Leone and Nigeria,

Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Park and Permaculture Consultant

Landscape Architect

 

Regina Cobo

PARTNER DESIGNER

BIO

Consultant, permaculture designer and multidisciplinary artist. Her work focuses on permaculture and ecological design solutions for urban and suburban zones. In her designs, she pays special attention to health, fire resiliency and water management. Her interest is in design solutions and circular economy systems for areas of continental Mediterranean climate. 


LANGUAGES
Spanish & English

COUNTRIES
Spain, Portugal, Liberia, Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Master of Science in Physics 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Permaculture Design Certificate by PRI (AUS) 

Advanced Permaculture Design by PRI/USA

Analog Forestry systems designer by IAFN

 

Didier Fabrice Doucet

CONSULTANT

BIO

Didier is a certified permaculture designer and in Haiti the land manager and owner of the AFENBO agricultural community.
He has consulted with United Designers projects multiple times across the island. As a native Haitian he speaks Creole, French, and English. Along with expert experience in the Haitian ecosystem, Didier acts as a guide and cultural liaison when working with local farmers in villages and supplies transportation, vehicles, drivers, and security. 
He often travels between the USA and Haiti for meetings with clients and consultants prior to their trip to the island.

LANGUAGES
Haitian Creole, French, English

 

COUNTRIES
Haiti, Caribbean Islands, Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Permaculture Design Certification (PRI/AU)

UD Project Lead

 

Sara Garcia

PARTNER DESIGNER

BIO

Forestry engineer, permaculture designer and consultant. Her experience as a forest engineer in Madrid leads her to realize the importance and fragility of water management. She uses bioengineering erosion control systems combined with technical knowledge of Mediterranean ecosystems.

She believes that the sustainable management models learned in her work are applicable to permaculture urban designs.

LANGUAGES
Spanish, English

 

COUNTRIES

Spain, Hawaiian Islands, USA, Global Availability


CREDENTIALS

Forestry Engineer 

Permaculture Design Certificate by PRI (AUS) 

Advanced Permaculture Design by PRI/USA

Analog Forestry systems designer by IAFN

 

Rhamis Kent

CONSULTANT - DRYLANDS/TEMPERATE & TROPICS

BIO

Rhamis is a consultant, designer, and teacher/trainer with wide-ranging project experience including public, private, non-profit, and governmental entities.  He has a particular interest in using regenerative design systems to rehabilitate landscapes fallen prey to degradation and desertification.

LANGUAGES
English

 

COUNTRIES
Global:  Middle East/North Africa region, GCC, Horn of Africa, Mediterranean/Southern Europe, Central & Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, North & South America

CREDENTIALS

Co-Director of PRI USA & PRI Australia, Supervisory Board Member of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation, Internationally Certified PDC Instructor (PRI Australia), B.S. Mechanical Engineering (University of Delaware, 1995)

 

Weruschca Kirkegaard

PARTNER DESIGNER

BIO

Weruschca’s combined experience and knowledge of aesthetics, nutrition, health and communications, brings multidisciplinary expertise to the design table. Seasoned in large scale project management, she brings her skills to the larger ecological canvas with site science-based regenerative planning and design. From Adaptive Food Production, residential and commercial to Agroforestry and Municipal green space.

LANGUAGES
English, Dutch, Danish, Spanish & French

 

COUNTRIES
Europe, Australia, Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Certified Designer (PRI/AU)

Advanced Permaculture in Action (PRI/AU)

Soil Food Web Analyst and Consultant  (Ignham)

 

Ben Missimer

CONSULTANT - GIS & LIDAR

BIO

Ben is a designer who specializes in digital illustration and cartography. By way of operating globally through remote sensing techniques, drone flights, satellite and LiDAR data, he attains imagery and data to conduct detailed landscape analysis of topography and hydrology.  He uses ArcGIS Pro and Adobe Illustrator to provide comprehensive mapping for design support.

LANGUAGES
English

 

COUNTRIES
USA, Australia, Poland, Luxembourg, Haiti, Jordan, UK, Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Certified Permaculture Designer, Licensed Remote Pilot, A.A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology, US Navy Aviation Electronics Technician

 

Jessica Robertson

PARTNER DESIGNER

BIO

Jessica designs holistic permaculture systems for spaces from 200 sq. ft. to 150-acres and works on residential, commercial and public projects. She is involved in design implementation sharing her knowledge and guiding clients as they transform a site with sustainable systems.

LANGUAGES

English, French, intermediate Spanish and Portuguese

 

COUNTRIES
Canada. Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Permaculture Design Certificate

LEED Accredited Professional

M.S. - Urban Planning

B.Edu  - Outdoor Experiential Education

B.S. Honours Biology

 

Pete Widin

CONSULTANT - BOTANY

BIO

Pete is focused on native plants of the world’s high-latitude regions and their economic uses in perennial Agroecosystems. An expert in botany, and in planning destination properties for educational and recreational programming, he provides botanical surveys, landscape restoration plans, and design around on-site programs and trails.

LANGUAGES
English

 

COUNTRIES
USA, Global Availability

CREDENTIALS

Masters in Landscape Arch. (ASLA)
B.S. Applied Ecology
PDC, Advanced PDC