As a design studio leader with a 26-years of experience in 30+ countries, Kona's global design and management sense has positively shaped the outcomes of many environments. His portfolio ranges from large-scale planning to detailed site design with emphasis on communities, parks, hospitality, public realm, and campus spaces that solve meaningful issues. He currently serves as Vice President for Professional Practice of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a Past President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and an active member of the Urban Land Institute. Kona earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia.