Wendy, principal of WSW Consulting, is a housing planner and attorney (licensed in Colorado and California), specializing in affordable housing market research and strategy. She has near 20 years of community planning experience in both the public and private sector. Wendy has conducted and managed housing needs assessments, market studies and housing policy development for a range of communities in several states, with particular focus on high-cost resort communities. Her work has helped towns like Breckenridge, CO, and Jackson, WY, inform and maintain successful affordable and workforce housing policies and programs.
She previously worked as a planner for Blaine County, Idaho (home of Sun Valley ski resort), as a senior housing analyst for RRC Associates, Inc., in Boulder, Colorado, and as a contract attorney in municipal and affordable housing law. Wendy has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and minor in math, a Master’s in Regional Planning and a J.D. from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
When projects call for extensive resources or complimentary skills, Wendy often partners with other organizations to provide a full-service package for about any housing market research need. Frequent and recent project partners include:
Melanie from Crested Butte, CO brings a wealth of experience to understanding housing markets and needs in tourism-driven economies. Her main products are housing needs assessments, market studies for mixed-income developments, strategic/action plans, and housing program development and implementation. A leader in her field, Melanie brings a knowledgeable and practical perspective to housing planning and development in any community.
Christine Walker in Jackson, WY brings hands-on experience to addressing workforce housing needs. As the former Executive Director of the Teton County Housing Authority (TCHA) in Wyoming, Christine facilitated the development of and managed hundreds of homes for the Jackson Hole workforce. She understands the nuances of public policy and housing programs, how to structure programs and management to maintain affordability and quality of units over time and how to Navigate various program, funding and partnership opportunities to meet your housing needs.