Urban Lake Effect is a collection of thoughts about urban and regional issues. Most posts revolve around Oklahoma City or West Michigan, my current home and my childhood home, respectively. My wife and I travel extensively, so my thoughts often contain reflections on these trips.

I am employed in the engineering/architecture/consulting world. I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and I am also an Engineer Intern (EI), having studied engineering for my undergraduate education and urban planning in my graduate education.