Sarah Ashley Baxendell is an ecological and permaculture designer who is dedicated to "designing through nature" and specializes in urban ecological intervention and land conservation projects.
Sarah Ashley is an environmental and food systems project grant writer who specializes in public-private partnerships, federal, state, local and philanthropic fundraising for small to medium sized nonprofit organizations.
Sarah Ashley has over a decade of experience with landscape design, project management, and urban planning projects.
She is trained in Permaculture Design from the BioRegional Center for Permaculture Living in Ellenville, New York, Sustainable Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and is a current diploma candidate of the Permaculture Institute of North American (PINA) in Permaculture Site Design and Community Organizing and Development degrees.
Ecological Design & Project Management
Director, Green Space Projects, Hilltop Alliance, 2018-current
Project Manager, Greenspace Asset Development, Hilltop Alliance, 2015-2018
Lead Permaculture Designer, Permatecture Design, 2012-2015
Ecological Design Assistant, Three Sisters Farm Permaculture Design, 2014
Work Trade Coordinator, North American Permaculture Convergence, 2014
Finance & Brand Management
Finance Committee, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, 2016-current
Executive Assistant, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Advising, Indiana University, 2014
Senior Inventory Analyst/Vendor Analyst, Macy's Inc., 2010-2012
Client Service Account Officer, JP Morgan Private Bank, 2009
Degree Candidate, Permaculture Site Design, Permaculture Institute of North America, 2018
Degree Candidate, Community Organizing and Development, Permaculture Institute of North America, 2018
B.S. Business Administration/Marketing, University of Delaware, 2008
B.S. Finance, University of Delaware, 2008
Sustainable Design Entrepreneurship Certification, Fashion Institute of New York, 2010
Permaculture Design Certification, BioRegional Center for Permaculture Living, 2011
Desktop Publishing Fundamentals Certification, Indiana University Bloomington, 2014
Web Site Design Fundamentals Certification, Indiana University Bloomington, 2014
[Clients] Hilltop Alliance, Friends of South Side Park, Restoring Balance: Autism Recovery, Polar Permaculture, Stonehedge Gardens, GROW Permaculture, NODE, Schwartz Living Market, Times Up! Brooklyn, (YANA) You Are Never Alone, Hurricane Relief Network, Localflux
[Outcomes] Fundraised $300,000 in 1st Quarter, 2018. Fundraised $750,000 from 2015 to 2017.
Permaculture and Business Consulting
[Clients] Stonehedge Gardens, Polar Permaculture, Schwartz Living Market, (YANA) You Are Never Alone