Our People

Ann Parker

Ann Nordeen Parker, ASID

A licensed interior designer with a degree in Interior Design from Iowa State University, Ann Parker has over 12 years of experience working with a large national architectural firm in a highly creative design position prior to beginning Parker Design Studio in 2010. She now provides her wealth of design and project management experience to Kersey/Wike Associates.

Ann Parker

Joel T. Parker, Jr., ASLA, RLA, LEED AP
Principal Landscape Architect

After earning his Bachelor’s Degree of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University in 1997, Joel Parker joined Kersey/Wike Associates in November of that same year as an intern landscape architect. Since then, Joel has progressed to his current position as owner and Principal Landscape Architect. He is known for his attention to client care and a steadfast desire to treat each project as if it is the only project in the office.

Joel is certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB) . He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been directly involved with numerous LEED accredited projects. He is currently licensed to practice Landscape Architecture in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

In 2008, Parker was awarded the Alumni Member of the Year Award by the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. The award was presented for outstanding dedication, service and leadership contributions to the profession of landscape architecture and to the Department.

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Melvin E. Kersey, Jr.
Designer Emeritus

As an award-winning landscape architect, Mel Kersey has over fifty years of design and land planning experience in the public, private and academic sectors. His scope of work includes numerous projects in the following areas: housing, urban environments, resorts, the 1982 World’s Fair, parks and recreation facilities, campuses, and retirement communities throughout the United States.

Kersey’s work is characterized by his deep commitment to creating quality design that leads to a buildable product and a satisfied client. He continues to inspire awe in most other designers with his design skills and in his ability to graphically relay his designs. Kersey has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.

Ann Parker

Elisa Joyner
Administrative Assistant

Elisa Joyner has been with Kersey/Wike Associates since 1999 and plays a key business management role in the firm. While her role may be mostly “behind the scenes,” from proofreading print-ready materials to assisting with the firm’s accounting activities, Joyner’s contributions to KWA’s operations are of significant merit.

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5050 Poplar Avenue Suite 1225
Memphis, Tennessee 38157
Phone: 901-685-8696
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