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    Our Board of Directors and staff work closely together.

    Board & Staff

    A Dedicated Team

    Our Board members bring a broad range of talents and expertise that helps guide the organization's mission, while the staff carries out the day-to-day tasks to reach our goals.

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    Board Members


    Amy Bolton


    Nancy Hargroves


    Holly Shimizu

    Awards Committee Chair


    R. Ellen Avellino
    Laura Dowling
    Bob Murray


    Katy Moss Warner

    President Emeritus



    Erich Veitenheimer

    Vice Chair

    Nancy Ross


    Marcia Zech

    Development Committee Chair


    Skipp Calvert
    Terry Hayes



    Harry Rissetto

    Immediate Past Chair

    Mary Pat Matheson

    Finance Committee Chair



    Tim J. Conlon
    Rachel Muir



    Beth Tuttle

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Skye Forrest

    Executive Assistant & Office Administrator

    Mary Chadduck

    Horticulture Specialist

    Erika Christ

    Manager, Communications and Marketing

    Janet Daniels

    River Farm Rental Events Manager

    Kelly Eigler

    Finance Manager

    David Ellis

    Director, Communications & Editor of The American Gardener

    Leslie Fetty

    Member Services Associate

    Susan D. Klejst

    Director, Development & Engagement

    Nora K. MacDonald

    Associate Director, Membership & Member Programs

    Laura Popovich

    Development Coordinator

    Matt Pruett

    Lead Gardener

    Dan Scott

    Associate Director, Horticulture & River Farm

    Laurie Short

    Volunteer Coordinator-Horticulturist

    Amanda Shull

    Manager, National Programs & Partnerships

    Katherine Somerville

    Member Programs Associate

    Mary Yee

    Managing Editor & Art Director