Tim Smith is the Principal of Wynn-Smith Landscape Architecture Inc in Poway, California outside of San Diego. In 2014 he is the President elect of the San Diego chapter of ASLA. We discuss the value of professional organizations such as ASLA, AIA and ASID and how they benefit the members and the profession. Tim’s firm does a wider variety of project types than most smaller companies so we discuss the reasons behind that strategy and how that has served him in over 20 years of business. Tim also teaches Landscape Architecture and related classes part time for San Diego Mesa Community College.