Ms. Gayle is the Senior Landscape Architect for Waldrop Engineering, a Tampa based company that provides planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture services. Raised in south Louisiana, 11th of 12 children, she learned to be a steward of nature, and her love for horticulture from her farmer father. This influenced her decision to pursue her passion in design & construction through landscape architecture. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and later followed with a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. She began her professional practice in West Palm Beach, settled in Destin and 6 years ago, set roots in Tampa. Cecilia has accumulated 30+ years of private and public-sector experience in Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design, now proudly practicing as a Senior Landscape Architect with the Waldrop Engineering, Tampa team. In 2013, Cecilia discovered the Florida Redevelopment Association – realizing that CRA’s bring together her education & experience, love for revitalization, transformation of spaces and rebuilding communities. Cecilia is currently an active member of the Florida Redevelopment Association and chairs the FRA Academy Committee. In addition to advocating in her profession realm, Cecilia is passionate about her family, plants and pets.