The mission of the West Virginia State Board of Landscape Architects is to protect the health, safety interest and welfare of the public and to provide for the regulation of landscape architecture in this state.
The Board is composed of three members, two landscape architects and one lay person. Appointed by the Governor and with the advice and consent of the Senate, members serve for staggered terms of three years.
|Michael Biafore, Chairman|
(Term expires 6/30/2014)
|Michael R. Biafore, PLA, ASLA has been a member of the WV State Board of Landscape Architects since 2006 and currently serves as chair He is president of Biafore Landscape Development, a landscape design/build firm, based in North Central West Virginia. Michael is licensed to practice landscape architecture in West Virginia and Maryland and is a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.|
|Jason Testman, Secretary|
(Term expires 6/30/2015)
|Jason Testman, PLA, LEED AP BD + C, as Board Secretary since 2013, Jason is the Landscape Architect and Landscape Division manager at TerraCare, Inc., a landscape construction and grounds maintenance company servicing the state of WV and surrounding areas. Jason is licensed to practice Landscape Architecture in West Virginia and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialization in Building Design and Construction.|
John Rudmann, Treasurer
(Term expires 6/30/2013)
|John Rudmann, PLA, PE, LEED AP BD+C has been the Treasurer for the WV State Board of Landscape Architects since 2012. He is currently a Project Manager for the Department of Energy. John is licensed to practice Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering in West Virginia and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialization in Building Design and Construction.|
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