Collaborating for the success of communities we serve is a common practice at The Collaborative Firm. Recognizing every client and project is unique, our multi-disciplinary team of professionals work in collaboration to offer customized solutions. The Collaborative Firm’s forward-thinking experts are uniquely qualified and represent diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including extensive experience working in local government and the private sector at policy and executive levels.

Our team is committed to providing optimal client service and we pride ourselves in going the “extra mile” to achieve positive outcomes. We share a passion for building a sustainable future through smart economic growth and community planning in an effort to pave the way for our next generation.

Meet Our Team

Michael Hightower

Founder/Managing Partner

Michelle Alexander

Director of Planning Services

George Barnes

Director of Program Management Services

Clarence Boone

Economic Development Specialist

Danielle Cherry-Hoover

Public Engagement Consultant

Michael Cooper

Contract Compliance Officer

Al Franklin

Manager of Community Affairs

Gregory Gutzwiller

Senior Project Manager

Katrina Highsmith

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Brian Hightower

Business Services Manager

Ebony Hillsman

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Keedra Jackson

Senior Planner

Kc Krzic

Principal Planner

Al Lane

Director of Economic Development

Tyler McSwain

Senior Planner

William Settle

Manager of Economic Development

Rachel Staley

Transportation Planner

Geila Taylor

Managing Director

Kathy Warren

Managing Director

Nicolette Washington

Senior Planner

Nichelle Wilson

Manager Strategic Initiatives

Betty Wood

Document Controls/ Technical Inspector

1514 E. Cleveland Avenue
Suite 82
Atlanta, GA 30344

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