Mitch Scherer
Mitch grew up in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a small town near Philadelphia, with an artist mother and an engineer father. He developed an early interest in animals and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Behavior from Penn State. In a postgrad job as animal keeper at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, he explored the interactions between humans and other species in a designed habitat, sparking his interest in landscape architecture.

Mitch went on to receive a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture. His master’s thesis incorporated wildlife, particularly migratory birds, into regional development patterns. During his time as a graduate student, Mitch received the Ohio State Visual Innovator in Landscape Architecture Award and the ASLA Merit and Honor Awards.

Mitch was a varsity swimmer at Penn State and competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. In his spare time, he now enjoys biking, painting, and traveling. He has previously worked at OLIN in Philadelphia, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, and Centre Wildlife Care in State College, PA.

Mitch joined MVVA in 2018.

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