Kristin Cypher has over 20 years of experience in urban design, signage and wayfinding, planning, historic cultural landscape documentation, and municipal redevelopment, with a focus on storytelling and placemaking for communities, districts, and downtown associations. Based in Colorado, Kristin has worked extensively within western landscapes on initiatives like Colorado Creative Districts and Colorado Healthy Places, but she has also had the opportunity to work overseas in India on an award-winning Smart Cities improvement project in Kashmir. Kristin has the privilege of regularly talking to groups and communities about their planning and design needs, where her natural enthusiasm and expertise helps inspire them to see the value of telling their story and improving their place. Kristin is respected for her comprehensive and creative approach to project development, including scoping projects, leading/ facilitating public outreach efforts, researching and writing planning and design documents, creating design solutions, and developing responsive and collaborative approaches to place improvements. She is currently serving as a Senior Planner at Michael Baker International.