Our People

 Teams/Employee Directory

Rob and DeanIt takes a different kind of team to tackle unprecedented change. Vandewalle & Associates is a multi-disciplinary collection of innovative, high-level professionals, each brought into our projects to put their unique array of expertise to work at just the right time.

This gives you access to all our skills as your project needs them. We design these project teams to be results-based, to match projects and needs we serve like no one else including building regional economies and positioning places, embracing regional resources, shaping communities, vitalizing urban places, and catalyzing and implementing projects.

Innovation is fed by deep passion and personal dedication. We tend to pursue new ideas and gather experiences in more than just our work, but in our personal lives. From time to time we post items and events to share with you that we pursue on our own and beyond the workplace to keep learning, contributing, and growing.

Our innovative professionals

Click on the names below to find out more about each individual including resume, unique talents, and projects in which they’ve served a major role.

Vandewalle, Brian–CEO/President/Owner & Founder. Email Brian

Wessel, Samuel–Assistant Planner. Email Sam

Stieglitz, Joy, AICP–Principal Planner. Email Joy

Slavney, Michael, FAICP–Principal Planner. Email Mike

Redding, Mara–Assistant Designer. Email Mara

Proctor, Dean, AIA–Principal Designer. Email Dean

Presti, Jolena, AICP–Principal Planner. Email Jolena

Purdy, Marta, AICP–Senior Associate. Email Marta

Perks, Meredith–Assistant Planner. Email Meredith

Munson, Brian–Principal Designer.  Email Brian

Mich, Jackie, AICP–Associate Planner. Email Jaclyn

Maloney, Jeff–Principal Designer. Email Jeff

Johns, Dan, AICP–Associate Planner.  Email Dan

Hoeft, Susan–Economic Development Specialist.  Email Susan

Harrington, Scott, AICP–Principal Planner. Email Scott

Hansen, Susan–Principal, Marketing Communications. Email Susan

Hadi, Nema–Assistant Designer. Email Nema

Gottschalk, Rob, AICP–Principal/Economic Positioning.  Email Rob

Eckberg, Dan–GIS Planner.  Email Dan

Bartnick, Elona–Associate Designer.  Email Elona

Alvarez, Guadalupe (Lupita)–Assistant Planner. Email Lupita


Our resourceful business operations team

For employment openings or assistance with company operations, billing, or services please contact:

Nonna Anderson– Business Manager, Principal. Email Nonna


For help with specific projects or coordinating meetings, please contact:

Nicole Anderson–Project Assistant/Communications Specialist.    Email Nicole

Carol Cizauskas–Administrative Assistant.    Email Carol


For help locating one of our people at any time, or to arrange deliveries or meeting space, please call us at 608-255-3988.