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Established in 2002, Pegasus is a boutique economic development and urban planning consulting firm based in Austin,Texas. We are a team of planners with multi-disciplinary backgrounds to bring a range of perspectives in identifying the most appropriate, actionable, and sustainable solutions to our clients' most pressing problems. We approach every project with implementation as the goal, so we hit the ground running with our direct approach to finding success.

Sean Garretson
Founder and President
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Sean is an economic developer, land strategist, strategic planner, facilitator, and revitalization expert. He leads a team of planners and analysts in providing strategic advice and direction to public and private sector clients. 


A transformational experience in Africa with the Peace Corps as well as hands-on development and revitalization experience at home in East Austin, Texas has helped shape Sean and Pegasus to become a mission-driven firm focused on making a difference in our communities. 


Sean has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from George Washington University and a Masters from UT Austin in Community & Regional Planning. He is on the boards of CNU-Central Texas, Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, and the YMCA.  

Catherine Velarde
Project Manager
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Catherine serves as  the Project Manager for Pegasus.  She has a dual masters in Urban Planning and Global Sociocultural Studies. Her professional experiences include working on economic and environmental analysis, form-based code and community outreach.