Our Friendly Faces
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.