Stephanie Main, PLA, helps clients achieve their visions with a blend of creative, technical, communication, client interaction, team collaboration and project delivery skills. Stephanie’s work includes master planned residential communities; mixed-use commercial developments; playgrounds; multi-family; culturally significant national, state and municipal parks; roof terraces; and resorts.
Stephanie joined EDSA Fort Lauderdale in 2018. Previously, she was a team lead landscape designer with TBG Partners Dallas and Office Practice Leader for the TBG Ft. Lauderdale office. She also worked with Keith & Associates Consulting Engineers, Ft. Lauderdale and SWA Dallas. She is active in ULI and has served on the Dallas Festival of Ideas Physical City Committee.
As a planner for the City of Seattle, Christine has worked to mitigate the impacts of urban development on shoreline ecosystems and endangered marine species for over 18 years.
Christine has been married since 1996 to Brett Cato, a principal architect for Jackson | Main Architecture. They have one daughter. Christine enjoys organic gardening, urban farming, encaustic painting, hiking and kayaking the Pacific Northwest, and sharing those activities with others.
Lydia Cook is a senior designer at Reed Hilderbrand LLC in Boston. Lydia is project designer for the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Academy Campus Master Plan, and Baton Rouge City Hall Plaza.
Chris Sporl currently serves as the Director of Recreation, Wilderness, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources in the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. He has a wealth of experience, gained in a variety of program manager and leadership roles, and works collaboratively to meet goals and objectives for wilderness stewardship, protection of heritage resources, sustainability and leverage of volunteer services, and increased connections of a wide range of diverse citizens and communities to natural resources and outdoor recreation experiences. Preceding this position, Chris served as the National Travel Motorized Recreation Program Manager for the Forest Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
For over seven years, Chris served as the Rocky Mountain Region Landscape Architect & Recreation Planner, which included duties as the Regional Scenic Byway Coordinator for Forest Service units in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. Other program emphasis includes motorized recreation coordinator, dispersed recreation, scenery management, and project conceptual design development, many of which require Chris to serve on their respective national leadership teams.
Chris also served as a project manager/landscape architect in the Center for Design and Interpretation (CDI) in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service in Golden, Colorado. Prior to joining CDI and the Regional Office, he worked as a senior landscape architect for the City of Aurora, Colorado – Parks Planning, Design, and Construction Office, designing numerous municipal park projects. Other career experiences include project manager for Patrick Moore Landscape Architects, registered landscape contractor, and assistant horticulturist for the New Orleans Botanical Gardens in Louisiana. He has a BS in Horticulture from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from LSU.