Denise
Horne

Senior Heritage Planner

dhorne@npgsolutions.ca

Denise joined NPG after working as the Heritage Planner for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake from 2015-2023, where she honed her excellent writing skills preparing reports on heritage policy and heritage property designations. Denise’s municipal work experience also included processing development applications, archaeological management, land-use and policy planning, and conducting urban design reviews, all giving her comprehensive exposure to many facets of development and a broad perspective on approaches to conserving community assets. Denise also served as the staff liaison for Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Heritage Committee, UNESCO Committee

and Urban Design Committee so she brings extremely valuable experience working with, and presenting to, Councils, Committees, and the public.

Denise has a passion for helping communities assess and understand the unique ways that they can articulate and enhance their unique community character. As NPG places a high emphasis on enhancing quality of life and creating and maintaining unique communities with a strong sense of place, we are thrilled to have Denise on board.

As for Denise’s education background, she has a Bachelor of Arts and Master  of Arts in History from Brock University, a Bachelor of Education from Western  University, and in 2015, she graduated from Willowbank School of Restoration  Arts with a Diploma in Heritage Conservation. Willowbank provided Denise  with foundational knowledge in practical and theoretical approaches to  heritage conservation, including hands-on experience working with heritage  materials. In 2014, she worked as an intern with UNESCO’s World Heritage  Centre in France where she witnessed the benefits and challenges of  managing World Heritage Sites, and attended meetings with international  experts who outlined creative approaches to local capacity building to sustain  heritage places.

With her sunny and effervescent personality, Denise is a perfect fit and a very  welcome addition to NPG’s team. You can find Denise enjoying a good book  and sipping on a strong cup of tea in her spare time (especially on rainy days).

John Henricks is the President and founder of NPG Solutions. He established NPG in 2017 with the goal of addressing a need in the market for a strong urban planning consulting. John brings a wealth of experience in municipal and land use planning, as well as land development. He has held management positions in the public and private sector of Ontario and Alberta. John is relentless in his commitment to make all of our clients successful.

As president of NPG Solutions, John leads through the empowerment of his staff and believes that his primary role is to facilitate the success for his stakeholders, both internally and externally. He priorities customer service and always keeps a clear focus on how to best sustain our communities and make them a better place for people to live and work. Clients and stakeholders of NPG Solutions appreciate John’s positive energy, personal approach and infectious enthusiasm.

As an integral part of community building and place making, urban design’s best practices are incorporated in every design and planning solution NPG provides through a collaborative process across all NPG activities. This allows us to provide holistic solutions to even the most complex and multifaceted problems that our clients face.

Denise
Horne

Senior Heritage Planner

dhorne@npgsolutions.ca

Denise joined NPG after working as the Heritage Planner for the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake from 2015-2023, where she honed her excellent writing skills preparing reports on heritage policy and heritage property designations. Denise’s municipal work experience also included processing development applications, archaeological management, land-use and policy planning, and conducting urban design reviews, all giving her comprehensive exposure to many facets of development and a broad perspective on approaches to conserving community assets. Denise also served as the staff liaison for Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Heritage Committee, UNESCO Committee and Urban Design Committee so she brings extremely valuable experience working with, and presenting to, Councils, Committees, and the public.

Denise has a passion for helping communities assess and understand the unique ways that they can articulate and enhance their unique community character. As NPG places a high emphasis on enhancing quality of life and creating and maintaining unique communities with a strong sense of place, we are thrilled to have Denise on board.

As for Denise’s education background, she has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in History from Brock University, a Bachelor of Education from Western University, and in 2015, she graduated from Willowbank School of Restoration Arts with a Diploma in Heritage Conservation. Willowbank provided Denise with foundational knowledge in practical and theoretical approaches to heritage conservation, including hands-on experience working with heritage materials. In 2014, she worked as an intern with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre in France where she witnessed the benefits and challenges of managing World Heritage Sites, and attended meetings with international experts who outlined creative approaches to local capacity building to sustain heritage places.

With her sunny and effervescent personality, Denise is a perfect fit and a very welcome addition to NPG’s team. You can find Denise enjoying a good book and sipping on a strong cup of tea in her spare time (especially on rainy days).ful places.