Arnette’s background in Landscape Architecture has a foundation in both art and science. At the University of Tennessee, she developed an expertise in plants, and was awarded a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture. Arnette earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture from LSU, where she was trained in the standards of the professional design process.

Arnette is a licensed Landscape Architect with the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architecture and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Arnette continues to enhance her horticulture and design knowledge by participating in seminars and conferences at Sarah P. Duke Gardens (Duke University), Davidson College, J.C. Raulston Arboretum (NCSU), and ASLA Conferences. She's also a member of the NCSU JC Raulston Arboretum - Master Plan Committee and is an active volunteer at the NC Museum of Art Parks Committee and Performing Arts Program.

Currently, Arnette sits on the following Architectural Review Boards:

  • Governor’s Club
  • The Preserve at Jordan Lake
  • Chapel Ridge