As the owner and lead consultant of Strategic Landscape Design, Brian offers specialized design and consulting services focused on the enhancement of preparedness properties through the seamless integration of water features, alternative energy and food production systems with discreetly designed tactical positions. The integration of these key features provides the foundation for a sustainable and secure retreat/homestead property.

Brain is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 19 years of experience in the planning, design and construction industry. He is a graduate of Cornell University and a lifelong learner. Brian has a foundation of knowledge vital to designing and implementing the key aspects that are needed to establish a sustainable self-sufficient retreat/homestead. On each project, Brian utilizes a holistic approach by employing his formal training in the fields of design, permaculture, botany, soil science, hydrology, sustainability, and the use of deadly force. This is coupled with his practical experience in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry, woodsmanship, wilderness survival, search and rescue, tactics, and personal defense.  

Speaking Presentation:

Tactical considerations and security features should never be an afterthought that are force fit into your retreat/homestead property at the conclusion of all your other efforts. They should be considered one of the foundations of your planning that are thoughtfully integrated into your property along with the other key components that support self-sufficiency and preparedness.

Attendees will be provided with an overview of how evaluation, planning, design, and implementation can be used to your advantage in order to help avoid, deter, and if necessary, repel threats to you and your family. Suggestions will be provided regarding security considerations and tactical features such as performing threat assessments, considering likely avenues of approach, creating fields of view and fire, integrating cover and concealment, establish egress routes and rally points, and more.