Kyle joined L&A’s team in 1992. The first ten years she worked directly with our founder, nationally acclaimed architect, Robert Leathers. During that time, she was trained in project management, community organizing and assisted with design work. Today, she enjoys every aspect of the firm from organizing clients in preparation for design days to leading special features design work on community playground builds, and everything in-between. Over the past 25 years she has personally project managed hundreds of playground projects around the world helping successfully guide them from pre-design through construction.
Empowered happy clients—both young and old—is what motivates Kyle to give her very best each day. She finds creative solutions in challenging situations and tackles each task with positive energy. In addition to her strong business skills, Kyle is a talented mosaic artist. Prior to relocating to our FL office, she owned her own mosaic design studio in NY where she taught workshops, lead community mosaic projects and produced commissioned work. Her artwork has been in juried shows, as well as, solo exhibitions. Kyle is skillful in managing and teaching volunteers in the creation of large scale community mosaics.
A kid at heart, she continues to push the limits of play and given the opportunity is always the first to test new play components! Growing up and playing with a cousin that has cerebral palsy, she understands first-hand the importance and benefits of all-inclusive playgrounds. Kyle served on the Community Built Association’s (CBA) Board of Directors for three terms and as conference coordinator for four. She has presented and participated in CBA conferences since 1995. She enjoys, promotes and encourages collaborations with other CBA members.
- Stewart Vincent Wolfe Memorial Playground, Yuma, AZ
- Tatum’s Garden, Salinas, CA
- Willmar Destination Playground, Willmar, MN
- All-Together Playground, Orem, UT
- Brooklyn’s Playground, Pocatello, ID
- Jensen Beach Community Playground, Jensen Beach, FL
- Angel Park, Perry Hall, MD
- Valplayso the Next Generation, Valparaiso, IN
- Sugar Sand Science Playground, Boca Raton, FL
- Heart of the City Playground, Cookeville, TN
- Hope Park, Frisco, TX
- Tamworth Adventure Playground, Tamworth, Australia
- Gulf Stream Elementary School, Gulf Stream, FL
- Zanesville Community Playground, Zanesville, OH
References available upon request.