Our Team

The landscape architects, designers, artists, builders and craftspeople that make up Groundswell Design Group are the top experts in their field. This team shares a passion to not only create and inspire, but to design, develop and build projects that forge positive change. From a bustling winter market in Detroit fashioned to promote business for local vendors to a vodka distillery filled with laughing friends and family over looking the San Francisco Bay, our group’s mission is to drive place-making forward.


David Fierabend

CEO / Principal

John McDowell

Chief Administrative Officer

Molly Lux

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Cheney

Managing Director

Robert Brady

Operations Director

Michael Coyle

Senior Urban Designer

Kyle Blackwell

Senior Designer + Project Manager

Meg Johnson

Senior Design Associate

Calder Alexander

Urban Designer

Jennifer Saunier

Urban Designer

Devyn O’Neill

Director of Interior Design

Michelle Del Valle

Senior Interior Designer

Caitlin Meskill

Interior Designer

Jules Nawn

Interior Designer

Sarah Gorski

Junior Interior Designer

Liz Russo

Procurement Coordinator

Jonathan Pavlick

Office Manager

Christine Edmonds

Design Curator