Wendy Phelps has a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Toole Design, she worked for the City of Charlottesville, VA on a variety of active transportation initiatives including preliminary concepts for Complete Streets projects, gathering data to evaluate accessibility and the quality of the pedestrian environment, as well as education and outreach campaigns. Wendy took a lead role in submitting the Walk Friendly Community application that resulted in a new Gold-Level designation for Charlottesville. Professionally and personally, Wendy strives to make bicycling, walking and transit viable alternatives to the private automobile.
Wendy grew up near Phoenix, AZ and has lived in various places around the world, including Japan, where she taught English for two years after college. She enjoys travelling and getting to know new places. When she’s at home, Wendy likes cooking, reading, and playing board games.