Pier serves as the Land Use & Sustainability Program Manager for Detroit Future City. In this role, she manages the Working with Lots (WWL) Program and supports other DFC open space and land-based projects and research in Detroit. Within the WWL Program, she works with grantees to ensure the successful completion of their project, provides technical assistance to community groups and residents looking to use DFC’s Field Guide to Working with Lots, and manages an annual workshop series.
Pier has extensive experience working in communications and project management. Before joining DFC, she worked as a planner in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she produced planning documents, engaged in community outreach, and developed analytical reports. Before this position, she designed and fabricated furniture; and held positions at the City of Ann Arbor as a sustainability intern, at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots Program as the regional program coordinator for California; and at SPUR in San Francisco as a public programming intern.