Following graduation from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Carly stepped foot into the wilderness. Hired as a state park intern in Northern Maine she built and maintained hiking trails. This experience landed her two more years in the woods leading trail crews in both Washington with the US Forest Service and Vermont with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. Bopping back and forth between coasts, she found herself out west again as a ski instructor and semi-professional day hiker in California.


After 4 years of living on both the east and west coast she decided to leave the mountains behind and return home to the urban landscapes of Milwaukee. Within a year of moving back she discovered permaculture and things began making sense - stacking functions, developing systems, creating abundance.  She craved more which drew her to study and earn a Permaculture Design Certificate.


As a project manager for Greener Roofs and Gardens Carly brings her problem solving skills from the trails, unique perspectives from travel, and permaculture thinking to the Greener Roofs and Gardens team.  She can be found in the office developing, destroying, and re-developing systems that will ultimately lead to efficiency, organization, and better communication for GRG’s projects.


An old mentor once told Carly, "Working with your hands will keep you grounded."  This has been a recurring theme in her adult life. When not working Carly can be found using her hands for cooking, gardening, fermenting, throwing pots on the wheel, creating art, and completing her urban homestead projects. 

GRG Playscapes

4121 S. 6th Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221

(414) 219-9007

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