Our Friendly Faces

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Shelly Zacks

Founder & Director

I have a passion for play and the preservation of childhood innocence, a deep love of the natural world, and I am an incurable optimist and chocoholic. 

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Jeannie Fernsworth

Program Director & Horticulturist

Sometimes I'm a food network superstar, other times I'm a fashionista with my extensive hat collection, but most of all, I can stand in front of a plant and talk for hours, telling you everything you'd like to know. 

Bridget Langford

Volunteer Coordinator 

I started a litter patrol club during recess in elementary school. My love for the Earth has grown since then and I am just trying to save the world one child at a time. 

VERONICA CORDOBA

EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITATOR

I love being surrounded by positive and inspiring people. A truth-seeker, animal lover and a strong believer in never ever "growing up," I'm the author of a vegan children's book series.

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Jake Hampu

Project manager

Dedicated to teaching and inspiring youth of all ages. A Marine, world traveler, jack of all trades and a true humanitarian. Jake currently helps develops our plans and projects for the garden as well as teaching children basic gardening, carpentry and camping skills.

LORI VINCENT

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

I’ve been incredibly blessed to work in the non profit and for profit worlds on projects I feel passionate about.  Cross Pollination Innovation, a company I created with Ken Horkavy,  joins the team at the garden to further extend the great joy the garden brings to its community.  

IRENA LAWRENCE

PARTY FACILITATOR