Dana is the founder and owner of three6ixty. She envisioned the company as a full-service land use and entitlement firm that combined her experience with fast-paced project and construction management with her education and knowledge of urban planning and regulatory processes. After working as a Director of Development at Urban Pacific Builders and Vice President of Development at John Laing Homes, Dana started working independently in 2007 and founded three6ixty in 2012. Dana’s 25 years of project management experience, extensive knowledge of zoning code and land use policy, and an intuitive strategic approach ensures that three6ixty clients have the best guidance with their development projects internally, with cities and with local communities.
Dana has a broad network of relationships with city staff and elected officials, and she frequently participates with policy working groups and advisory committees. Dana holds an undergraduate degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a Masters of Urban Planning from USC and is a licensed member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She serves on the Culver City Planning Commission and as well as on the boards of the Jewish Federation and the Hollywood Central Park. Outside the office, Dana loves travel, great restaurants, and spending time with her two sons.
Zachary Andrews is a Senior Project Manager and joined three6ixty in 2015. He specializes in hospitality, mixed use development, and community outreach in the high-density corridor between DTLA, Hollywood, and West LA. Zach’s background in CEQA analysis has given him expertise in Categorical Exemptions, MND and EIR preparation, and the California Coastal Commission process. Zach received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis at University of California, Davis and a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. Outside the office you can find Zach on a hike in the mountains, at a Giants baseball game, or cooking for his wife and daughter.
Courtney Brown is three6ixty’s Senior Permitting Manager specializing in complex projects including tenant improvements, cannabis, affordable housing, and new construction for mixed use and residential projects. Courtney brings over 10 years of experience in permitting solutions, working with corporations such as General Electric and California Home Builders. Courtney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Southern New Hampshire University and has a forthcoming certification as a Project Management Professional. She is a member of the South Bay LGBTQ Center and loves movies, art, and chilling with her partner and son with a good glass of wine.
Jason Freidman, AICP
Jason Friedman joined three6ixty in 2017 as a Project Manager with an extensive background in local public sector planning. With a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine, Jason served as a special projects planner for the City of Redondo and a city planner at the City of Bellflower. His background in public sector work gives Jason keen insight into code interpretation, CEQA process, and process management. Jason works on a broad portfolio of residential, mixed use, and commercial projects for three6ixty and is a licensed member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. On a good day you can find Jason fishing, cooking, or traveling with his wife and daughter.
Sara Houghton joined three6ixty in 2019 as a Senior Project Manager and has over 20 years of experience in the area of design, construction and land-use entitlements for residential and commercial developments. Sara is a registered architect and her professional experience in the field of architecture included working at international firms such as NBBJ in Seattle and Cannon Design, and as a Planning Associate at Rosenheim & Associates in Los Angeles. In addition to developing construction documents, she also has experience providing construction oversight services. Sara received her Bachelor’s of Architecture from Cornell University and studied abroad in Rome, Italy. She volunteers with LAUSD as a grant writer and schoolyard garden educator and advocate, was a member of the governing board of her neighborhood charter elementary school, and previously served on the Carthay Circle HPOZ design review board. She has been a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Association for Women in Architecture, and the Southern California Mediation Association. Sara lives with her family in Topanga and enjoys spending free time practicing yoga and urban farming with her backyard chickens in tow.
Cassandra Menendez is a Permitting Manager at three6ixty, specializing in multi-family and affordable housing. She brings five years of permitting experience with the LADBS which allows her to strategically navigate complex permitting issues, assist clients, and deliver success at each step of the permit process. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from CSU Northridge. Outside of work, you can find Cassandra enjoying the outdoors and learning to cook new recipes.
Carolyn Wispe Burns
Carolyn Wispe Burns is three6ixty’s Controller and has been with the firm since 2014. Carol has had a bookkeeping practice for over 30 years in the Culver City community and has enjoyed working with Dana to achieve the company’s dynamic growth. She aligns with the other UCLA Bruins in the office and also studied accounting at CSU Northridge. Carol serves as the Treasurer of the Culver City Historical Society and as the President of Lev Eisha. Carolyn loves to cook, especially with her adult kids, and shares her home with her CPA/husband Larry and her dog Hazel.
Griselda “Gris” Diaz is three6ixty’s Office Manager, handling our daily operations, administration, and communications. She has over 15 years of office management experience across a wide spectrum of industries and we are so grateful to have her on our team! She is fluent in English and Spanish and serves as our in-house IT support. Gris is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Administration, and still finds time to spend with her two children and exercise her skills in cosmetology, crafting, and event planning.
Fahmida Rashid joined three6ixty in 2021 as an Associate Permitting Manager. She specializes in commercial permitting with a focus on restaurants, office, and retail. Fahmida comes with nearly four years of permitting experience with Permit Advisors where she provided expediting services in cities across the United States, including Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Houston. Fahmida holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from UCLA and a Master’s of Urban Planning from USC with a concentration in Economic Development. Fahmida is passionate about social justice and women’s rights, and loves spending time with her family, fiancee, and her black cat Bruce. On a good day you can find her exploring a museum, enjoying good food, or traveling.