Debbie Smith is chief of NCPTT's Historic Landscapes program. She came to NCPTT from the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (OCLP) where she worked as an historical landscape architect. Her work included research, planning, and preservation compliance assistance for designed and vernacular landscapes within the national park system. Prior to OCLP, she taught in the Environmental, Design and Buildings Technology Department at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan; worked as a cultural landscape consultant for Carlisle/Wortman Associates in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and served as an intern with the Michigan State Preservation Office in Lansing, Michigan. Debbie received her Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in 1999.