Welcome Everyone to my first blog!
For those of you who do not know me (yet!), I am not a fan of writing about myself in any way shape or form. However, I wanted to give you all a quick glimpse of me. With that being said I will start this off by giving credit where credit is due, to Linda McCaffrey and the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce who have prepared this member spotlight bio for me:
Upon entering Law School, Abigail knew immediately that it was not her passion. Having majored in English Literature and thus having a creative nature, she went back to her childhood, remembering the joy of seeing the big equipment of the landscapers and the tranquility found in a well designed outdoor space. Moving to Maine she took a horticulture class at the University of Maine and proceeded to get her Masters in Landscape Architecture. She had found her purpose and passion.
Abigail still owns a vacation home on 30 acres in Maine and started her career in Yarmouth. Better opportunities landed her first with a firm in New Canaan, CT and then with CCA, LLC here in Brookfield. While at CCA she learned the technical side of the industry so she could take the testing to go from landscape designer to landscape architect. While at CCA, she was able to learn from and partner with engineers, land use attorneys, wetland scientists and other professionals which provide her with a wide base of resources. Recently she opened her own firm, A2 Land Consulting which will give her the flexibility to work with a wider variety of clients.
What Abigail loves about her career is that no two days are the same. To take a concept and a vision of one of her clients and see the plan come together and take on a life and energy of its own is what inspires her. She creates a SENSE OF PLACE, designing inspirational spaces that connect the “built” environment to the natural environment. Her best clients include not only homeowners but also the owners of commercial spaces and land developers.
Her key to success is to always be connecting with people, growing, and as she put it, “finding new ways to blossom”. She also credits her success to hiring a business coach early on who has made her focus on who she needs to connect with and also how to have meaningful sales conversations with a variety of people.
Abigail currently lives in Carmel NY with her husband, Jason, and seven year old daughter, Chloe. Chloe, she noted, is very theatrical, and is one of 3 cousins on Abigail’s side who are all the same age. Jason works for Lexus of Mt. Kisco. She enjoys Yoga, spending time in Maine and doing anything outside.
Thank you for joining me and I look forward to offering a blog to you on a monthly basis on a variety of different topics. If there is anything you would like me to write about, don’t hesitate to ask!