Abby has a keen interest in the intersection between the design and development industries, feeding both passions in her roles at Pfeffer Torode Architecture + Invent Communities, respectively. A Virginia native, Abby first came to Nashville by way of Vanderbilt University and graduated with a BS in Human and Organizational Development (HOD) and a concentration in Community Leadership & Development. Within the HOD program, Abby developed a strong interest in urban issues and organizational management.
Following her graduation from Vanderbilt, Abby worked as Development Manager of the Nashville Civic Design Center, where she collaborated with local real estate and design professionals toward the goal of elevating the quality of Nashville's built environment. Her experience at NCDC pushed Abby to pursue her passion for place-making and organizational growth in the context of Nashville’s real estate development and design industries. Prior to working with Invent, Abby worked independently and for a West-Nashville based developer on a number of local development projects, one of which would introduce her to Invent Communities.
As President of Invent Communities, Abby manages Invent’s day to day operations and development pipeline.