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Gregory Peckham

Executive Director | Send Message

As the Executive Director, Greg leads LAND studio’s organizational direction and sets its programmatic focus and priorities, identifying and selecting projects and opportunities that support LAND studio’s vision and mission. He also serves as the frontline staff leader for the organization, managing project teams and setting the pace for LAND studio’s public space agenda. Through this work he maintains a strong commitment to citizen participation in urban planning efforts. A few of Greg’s interests include urban policy focused on arts & culture, infrastructure, and community development.

Nora Romanoff

Associate Director | Send Message

Nora, LAND studio’s Associate Director, oversees projects such as The Group Plan Commission, the partnership with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, downtown and neighborhood development agenda, park and greenspace planning, all projects associated with Positively Cleveland’s Curb Appeal, and the redesign of Public Square, among others. She is dedicated to reinvigorating neighborhoods and Cleveland’s downtown by developing and expanding the use of public spaces. Her personal interests and professional work is motivated by her love of the City of Cleveland.

Nancy Boylan

Project Director | Send Message

Nancy is a Project Director as well as LAND studio's Manager of Operations.  In addition to the ever-changing projects she is involved with, you can still find her getting her hands dirty with all of LAND studio's beautification efforts including City Side Gardens, East 4th Street, and the Euclid Planters. Prior to the emergence of LAND studio, Nancy was a Third Grade and Physical Education teacher at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Cleveland.

Tiffany Graham

Senior Project Director | Send Message

As Senior Project Director, Tiffany oversees projects related to the City of Cleveland’s Percent for Art Program, other public art projects, community engagement activities, public art master planning processes, and public space improvements within the City. A Lakewood resident, Tiffany also serves as a trustee for Lakewood Public Library.

Erin Guido

Project Manager | Send Message

Erin's focus as a Project Manager is on art and urban design related projects. Her recent projects include the Westin Cleveland local art project, AHA! Light Festival, the City of Kent/Kent University Public Art Master Plan, the Bike Rack in the Gateway District, and public art for the Little Italy-University Circle RTA Station. Erin has a background in urban planning and printmaking and enjoys making artwork with lots of happy shapes and colors.

Megan Jones

Marketing + Communications Director | Send Message

As the Marketing + Communications Director, Megan focuses on LAND studio's exposure to new audiences, messaging, and building relationships with public space advocates. Luckily, LAND studio has a team of talented graphic designers and social media experts to help her navigate the ever-growing world of marketing technologies. When Megan's not updating the website or preparing the next LAND studio presentation you might find her taste-testing every ice cream flavor that Cleveland has to offer.

Joe Lanzilotta

Project Manager | Send Message

Joe, a Project Manager, works on several art focused projects including the AHA! Light Festival, Bike Boxes, the 3rd District Police Station public art, and Park Mobile. He is one of the in-house graphic design experts helping to make LAND studio collateral material look awesome. In his spare time, Joe operates BUCKBUCK studio, a live/work studio and gallery in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. Joe also enjoys thoughtful public interventions, printmaking, cartoons, physics and good public transportation.

Deanna Palermo

Director of Development | Send Message

Deanna, the Director of Development, is responsible for managing LAND studio's relationships with local and national foundations to raise money for the organization's general operating fund and special projects. She is also the staff contact for the Fundraising Committee of LAND studio's board. Deanna is proud to be a part of an organization that works to develop walkable urban neighborhoods like University Circle where she currently resides.

Kelly Peecook

Accounting + Development Assistant Manager | Send Message

Kelly is the Accounting & Development Assistant Manager for LAND studio. She is responsible for accounts payables, accounts receivables, payroll entry, and development donation entries. She also supports all the day to day general office duties. Currently, Kelly resides in Cleveland.

Elizabeth Place

Controller & Human Resource Manager | Send Message

Elizabeth is the Controller & Human Resource Manager for LAND studio. She is responsible for financial and administrative management, focusing on accounting, human resources, and information technology assistance. In her free time, she enjoys going to Cleveland Indians games, loves to travel and is an avid reader.

Vince Reddy, AICP

Project Manager | Send Message

Vince, Project Manager, works on projects in various neighborhoods, many of them under the auspices of the City of Cleveland's Public Art Program, and sometimes on projects beyond the city's borders. He is interested in the ways artists and artworks can enhance and transform the public realm. An avid animal lover, he is one of Daisy the office dog's favorite daytime companions.

Sarah Siebert

Project Manager | Send Message

As a Project Manager, Sarah enjoys ushering high quality public art into Cleveland through projects like the Innerbelt Bridge and Eastman Reading Garden.  She also works with Cleveland Public Library to convene notable guests around topics related to arts and culture as part of the Lockwood Thompson Dialogues and manages Park Programming, a neighborhood park programming series that engages thousands of youth and families each year in dynamic art activities and performances. Sarah is pleased to work with top-notch artists to produce world class public art and programming.

Gina Love Slade

Office Manager | Send Message

Gina is LAND studio's Office Manager, primarily responsible for all meeting scheduling for LAND studio's leadership team. In addition, she oversees all the day-to-day general office duties and supports in development department tasks. Gina keeps LAND studio running smoothly and is an expert lunch planner. Prior to working for LAND studio, Gina worked at Nationwide Advertising as a Traffic Assistant.

Joel Wimbiscus, LEED AP

Project Manager | Send Message

As Project Manager, Joel coordinates LAND studio's work on the Red Line Greenway and Lake Link trails. He also organizes neighborhood-based projects as part of LAND studio's partnership with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress' Strategic Investment Initiative. Joel managed the implementation of the City's first Design-Build project: Perk Park. Currently, he organizes the design processes for multiple projects including the Bike Box program and the City of Cleveland's Crooked River Skate Park. Joel resides with his family in Ohio City and has served on Ohio City, Inc.'s Board of Trustees since 2007.

Rita Tersigni Grabowski

Finance Consultant | Send Message

As a self-employed, Certified Public Accountant, Rita works with various small not-for-profit organizations and is responsible for the development and execution of the finance and accounting departments. Additionally, Rita provides input in the development of policy and procedures relating to administration, benefits and human resources. She is also a devoted wife and basketball, baseball and golf mom.

David Wilson

Project Manager | Send Message

David is a Project Manager for LAND studio. His work focuses on civic landscape and urban design projects as well as public art and greenspace projects in Buckeye and Mt. Pleasant through the Saint Luke’s Foundation. David’s training and passion in Landscape Architecture is centered on fostering relationships in urban communities through sustainable and inclusive design. As a Cleveland transplant, he loves all the amazing activities and natural assets that Northeast Ohio has to offer and stays in shape by biking to work and chasing after his two rambunctious children.

Tara Turner

Senior Director of Development & Communications | Send Message

Filling the newly created role of Senior Director of Development + Communications, Tara Turner will guide the strategy and implementation of the organization’s renewed focus on a culture of philanthropy, including its fundraising, marketing, and communications efforts. Tara brings nearly three decades of experience in fundraising and marketing to LAND Studio, having had the pleasure of working to raise critical dollars and awareness for some of Northeast Ohio’s greatest non-profits, including The Cleveland Zoological Society, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and Ideastream. Most recently Tara served as Interim Chief Advancement Officer at Holden Forests & Gardens. Tara is a born-n-raised westsider living in an eastside world, with her daughter, a cat, and a French bulldog that definitely wears the pants in the family.

Alyssa Miller

Design Intern | Send Message

Alyssa is a recent graduate of the Graphic Design program at Cleveland State University and serves as Design Life Balance Event Series Chair for AIGA Cleveland. She is passionate about people, creating community and connecting with others wherever she can. When she's not in the office, Alyssa enjoys exploring all of the art Cleveland has to offer, spending time with her cat, or traveling the world.

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