As a daughter of the MS Delta, Brantley has been immersed into a hauntingly stunning and unique landscape region that has influenced and shaped her career. Knowing she wanted to be a landscape architect since age 9, Brantley left the Delta to receive a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a family tradition. Brantley graduated cum laude with a degree in Horticultural Science in order to gain a better understanding of plants, plant relationships and plant communities.
From Auburn, Brantley headed to North Carolina State University to pursue a Master’s degree of Landscape Architecture in order to enhance her understanding at the design process. While at NC State, Brantley was introduced to the world and works of historic preservation and how landscape architecture can be utilized to shape and aid in preservation projects. Brantley graduated in 2011 with a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and horticultural science. She was inducted into the Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society while at NCSU.
Seeing a need for quality design and innovative projects within the MS Delta, Brantley returned to the MS Delta in 2011 to launch Brantley Snipes Landscape & Design. She accepted a position at Main Street Greenwood in 2012 to serve as the Executive Director. Today, Brantley is not only a licensed Landscape Architect, but the lead designer, owner and project manager for Brantley Snipes Landscape Design and the Executive Director of Main Street Greenwood, Inc. She has been named to the Greenwood Commonwealth’s Top 30 under 40. Brantley is a member of the Mississippi Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Greenwood Rotary Club and the Greenwood Garden Club.