We are thrilled to welcome Paul Schrooten to the DJ&A team, a diversely experienced landscape architect based in Anchorage, Alaska. Paul will be instrumental in supporting projects completed under DJ&A’s to recently awarded federal contracts with the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service for engineering services across the state of Alaska. Paul recently retired after 28 years with the Department of the Interior, most recently working for the National Park Service in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a licensed and nationally certified landscape architect with experience in a wide range of recreational, transportation, and historic preservation projects. Having served as Alaska’s Regional Transportation Program Manager, Paul will enhance DJ&A’s ability to provide insightful expertise on NPS resource management and facility development. He has developed strong working relationships with his counterparts in other federal agencies and brings inherent knowledge and skills in working with a diverse range of clients on projects in Alaska and across the country. Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining DJ&A, Paul worked for Brauer and Associates (Eden Prairie, MN), CR3, Inc. (Simsbury, CT) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Anchorage, AK). Paul’s project experience includes planning, design, and construction management of multimodal transportation facilities, institutional and corporate sites, visitor centers, campgrounds and trails, and natural and cultural resource protection efforts. He also helped to guide cutting edge collaborative long range transportation plans for the federal land management agencies in Alaska. Paul has lived in Anchorage since 1991 and enjoys spending time there with his wife, two children, and two grandchildren – running, hiking, biking, and camping in his free time. He recently hiked a portion of the 300-mile Superior Hiking Trail (June 2019) and is planning to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail in 2020.