Shoji Planning, LLC

Shoji Planning is affiliated with the American Planning Association, the Oregon Planning Association, and the Oregon City Planning Directors Association.

        Shoji Planning, LLC is experienced in carrying contracts or working as a team member.  Projects often involve architects, engineers, and other professionals. Shoji Planning, LLC has been providing services for municipalities, nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals since 1996. 

Crystal Shoji, AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners)

        Crystal Shoji has been the owner, principal planner and facilitator at Shoji Planning since its inception.  Crystal is involved in all aspects of the business.  Prior to developing the business, Crystal worked for 21 years with local communities as a city/county planner, inter-governmental coordinator, chamber of commerce executive and educator.  She was awarded Oregon Chamber Executive of the Year.  

        Crystal earned her Bachelor of Science of Science degree, and completed postgraduate studies at Western Oregon State University;  she also completed postgraduate studies at Southern Oregon State College.  Crystal served as Mayor of the City of Coos Bay for three terms, and was named Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Citizen of the Year.  Passion about the way that people interact with the land and the built environment has driven her work and many of her volunteer activities.  She believes that we are the most content when we interact to enhance our "sense of place."

Ryan Wortman

        Ryan Wortman joined the firm early in 2017.  He is adept at problem solving for clients, organizing information, and working with stakeholders and government agencies. He specializes in site analysis, and prepares findings to support local government zoning and planning applications on behalf of clients.  Ryan coordinates with State Agency representatives for State permits that often intersect with local permits.  He currently serves as contract planner for the City of Myrtle Point.

        Ryan settled in the greater Coos Bay area in the spring 2015, and is proud to call the Southwestern Oregon Coast his home!  He studied at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, with an emphasis on Urban Geography. Ryan takes advantage of educational opportunities in planning and GIS mapping.  His love for land development and how it relates to human needs/trends has made him an asset to the Shoji team.  In Ryan’s free time he spends time outdoors with his dog Clementine, and travels.