Maggie Leonard, Clerk
As the principal of Paradise City Landscape Design, Maggie Leonard has worked with landscaping clients for over 17 years in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Maggie received a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts in 2008, where she has been a regular guest instructor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.
A Smith College graduate, Maggie previously worked as director of software development and product management at HBO & Company for 12 years, “retiring” in 1993 to raise her family of two girls. She has found the Valley a stimulating and wonderful place to live and raise her family, and has been a resident of Northampton for over 35 years.
From time to time, she also teaches tutorials and intensives to school-aged children, introducing them to the fun and creativity of landscape design. Maggie continues to live in Northampton, where she enjoys many hobbies, including trout fishing, cooking, hiking, enjoying time with her daughters, who are now grown women, and reminding her dog she is just a dog.
Who We Are
” I learned many ways to focus children’s attention using quick activities. I gained suggestions for ways to stimulate discussion and expand vocabulary and oral language for my ESL students.”
~ Holyoke Public Schools Kindergarten Teacher