Rachel Comte is a project manager for Davey Resource Group based out of the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. She is responsible for managing special projects throughout the eastern U.S. and managing large, high-end urban forestry consulting projects including master plan and management plan development and inventory analyses. Rachel has over 15 years’ combined experience in project management, strategic marketing, consulting, and planning in the private and public sectors. She transitioned into the urban/environmental planning sector, working for a regional planning commission in comprehensive planning development. Rachel’s knowledge in the field stems from her research on natural resource issues, including the economic impacts of urban waterway restorations, fracking impacts on communities, urban forestry management, land conservation trends, spatial development of cities, and economic impact reporting for municipalities, land banks, private companies, and professional associations. Rachel is an ISA Certified Arborist (OH 6296-A) and a board member of the Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and international politics from Indiana University, studied landscape design and horticulture at Cincinnati State, and holds a Masters in Environmental/Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati.