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JOHN BEGGS, RLA, ASLA
JOHN BEGGS, RLA, ASLA

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Garnering tenure in two industry-leading firms, John brings extensive experience spearheading global projects to Russell+Mills. John is recognized for his outstanding design and project management skills that successfully bring clients’ visions to life time and time again.

DARREN DUROUX
DARREN DUROUX

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Darren brings a broad array of Landscape Architecture skills to Russell+Mills, previously working in both the Denver and Boulder markets. His specific strengths lie in driving computer-generated simulations – helping to bring to life the spatial relationships of our projects.

ALISHA GRAHAM
ALISHA GRAHAM

CONTROLLER

Alisha is responsible for overseeing the entirety of the financial reporting and accounting functions of the firm. Her aptitude with numbers, service-oriented traits and problem-solving skills make her an asset to both our team and our clients

SHELLEY LA MASTRA, RLA, ASLA
SHELLEY LA MASTRA, RLA, ASLA

SR. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

A Sr. Landscape Architect with rich experience across disciplines, Shelley has become recognized for her blend of technical skills and design aptitude. This combination has proven to be instrumental in seeing projects through from conceptual design to construction.

PAUL MILLS, RLA, ASLA
PAUL MILLS, RLA, ASLA

PRINCIPAL

Paul is a founding partner of Russell + Mills Studios, based in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado. He has practiced for more than 27 years with diversified experience in national and international projects. An Australian native, Paul brings a global lens to the firm; he has had an international career that includes tenure at leading firms in Brisbane and New York. Paul’s expertise spans across professional applications – from urban design and regeneration to mixed-used master planning to resort, attraction and recreation design. Paul injects his passion into all his projects, designing places that offer multi-faceted experiences and are contextually focused and sustainable. He is licensed in North Carolina, New York, Colorado and Idaho.

ELENA MURPHY
ELENA MURPHY

DESIGNER

A recent graduate of Colorado State University’s Landscape Architecture department, Elena came to Russell+Mills with experience in community engagement and themed entertainment design. She provides strong graphic and written communication skills to every project she works on. Elena has a passion for cultural research, inclusive community design, and creative placemaking, bringing a unique perspective to the team.

CRAIG RUSSELL, RLA, ASLA
CRAIG RUSSELL, RLA, ASLA

PRINCIPAL

A founding studio partner, Craig is regarded in the industry for his broad range of design and master-planning expertise – from urban spaces to public parks + gardens to corporate sites to campus and civic centers. He’s also an accomplished illustrator in various types of visualization – recognized for his ability to bring projects to life at the early concept phase. Craig’s a multiple award winner from the American Society of Landscape Architecture and a former professor at Colorado State University.

NATHAN STARCK, RLA
NATHAN STARCK, RLA

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Nathan brings a particularly broad range of experience across national and international projects – with specific expertise that spans market sectors from Resort and Hospitality, Mixed Use / Retail, Upscale Communities, Multi-Family Living and beyond. Nathan is recognized for his ability to lead a highly collaborative process with both team members and clients – resulting in finely crafted design elements and a truly memorable guest experience.

MARY TAYLOR
MARY TAYLOR

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Mary came to Russell+Mills with a breadth of experience in design+build and residential planting design. She also holds strong skills in both photosimulation and 3D visualization, contributing significantly to the understanding of materiality and spatial relationships.

Fort Collins Studio
506 Sth College Ave, Unit A
Fort Collins, Co, 80524

Denver Studio
2245 Curtis Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205

(970) 484-8855
info@russellmillsstudios.com

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