MEET OUR STAFF

 

Mike Abkowitz

Mike Abkowitz

Director of Finance & Operations

John Hart Asher

John Hart Asher

Senior Environmental Designer

Karen Beaty

Karen Beaty

Horticulturist

Patsy Benavidez

Patsy Benavidez

Guest Services Manager

Michelle Bertelsen

Michelle Bertelsen

Ecologist & Land Steward

Lori Bockstanz

Lori Bockstanz

Director of Membership

Kathy Borowski

Kathy Borowski

Accounting Manager

Lindsay Carter

Lindsay Carter

Guest Services Associate

Lee Clippard

Lee Clippard

Director of Communications

Frances Cushing

Frances Cushing

Assistant to the Volunteer Manager

Dick Davis

Dick Davis

Land Steward

Andrea DeLong-Amaya

Andrea DeLong-Amaya

Director of Horticulture

Caitlyn Denham

Caitlyn Denham

Venue Coordinator

Samantha Elkinton

Samantha Elkinton

Gardens Manager

Mario Espino

Mario Espino

Facilities Maintenance Manager

Drew Glass

Drew Glass

Accounting Assistant

Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Education Coordinator

Shannon Harris

Shannon Harris

Director of Development

Kathy Hernandez

Kathy Hernandez

Executive Assistant

Dawn E. Hewitt

Dawn E. Hewitt

Events Manager

K. Angel Horne

K. Angel Horne

PR, Media & Marketing Coordinator

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Director of Guest Experience

Terri Killen

Terri Killen

Development Associate

Hans Landel

Hans Landel

Conservation Ecologist

Joe Marcus

Joe Marcus

Native Plants of North America Program Coordinator

Julie Marcus

Julie Marcus

Senior Horticulturist

Karen Lazelle Marker

Karen Lazelle Marker

Membership Associate

Minnette Marr

Minnette Marr

Conservation Program Manager

Ruth Martinez

Ruth Martinez

Assistant Retail Manager

Amy McCullough

Amy McCullough

Editor & Communications Manager

Carrie McDonald

Carrie McDonald

Manager of Volunteer Services

Andrew McNeil-Marshall

Andrew McNeil-Marshall

Arborist

Ryan Mecredy

Ryan Mecredy

Propagation Specialist

Jonathon Merz

Jonathon Merz

Landscape Technician

Donna Morin

Donna Morin

Accounting Clerk/Admissions Cashier

Patrick Newman

Patrick Newman

Executive Director

Matt O’Toole

Matt O’Toole

Director of Ecological Research & Design

Susan Prosperie

Susan Prosperie

Propagation Specialist

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Guest Services Associate

Nancy Shilling

Nancy Shilling

Senior Retail Manager

Leslie Uppinghouse

Leslie Uppinghouse

Horticulturist

Bruno Vinezof

Bruno Vinezof

Maintenance Worker

Sean Watson

Sean Watson

Nursery Manager

Leslie D. Zachary

Leslie D. Zachary

Assistant Director of Development

Tanya Zastrow

Tanya Zastrow

Director of Programs

About Us

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is one of North America's
premier native plant botanic gardens and research centers