Liz Grades

Contact Liz
(802) 735-9145

Liz approaches each design project with a fresh perspective—she is continually exploring new and innovative ways of connecting people with the outdoors. Her passion for sustainable design is balanced by a practical knowledge of trail design and construction. Liz’s creative process thrives in the collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment typical of SE Group projects and teams.


Liz has extensive experience working within the realm of trail planning and design. Building upon her Fine Arts background, she has developed considerable graphic skills using a variety of digital and hand techniques which help illustrate the complexities of design in ways that both engage and inform.

Liz has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a Master of Landscape Architecture from State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry.


  • Site Planning and Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Trail Design and Construction

Outside the Office

Growing up in flatlands of Michigan, Liz has always been fascinated by the mountains. Learning to ski on the 350 feet of vertical found at Bittersweet, Liz developed a love for the sport and has since followed her passion into the mountains. In the off-season she has recently taken up mountain biking and can be found exploring the great single track around Vermont.