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Trustees & Staff

Hands down, the main reason the Garden is such a great place to be and visit is because of the hard work of our dedicated staff, volunteers and trustees. Whenever you are at the Garden, make sure to say hello!


Matthew Larkin, Chair

Madeline Hooper, Vice Chair

John Spellman, Treasurer

Janet Laudenslager, Secretary

Adegboyega Adefope

Nicholas Arienti

Joanne Leonhardt  Cassullo

Mary Copeland

Adaline Frelinghuysen

Lauretta Harris

Nancy Hickey

Ian Hooper

Tom Ingersoll

Jane Iredale

Daniel Kasper

Scott Lambert

Roy Liemer

Stephanie McNair

Linda O’Connell

Ramelle Pulitzer

Mark Walker

Robert Wlliams

Suzanne Yale

K. K. Zutter

Trustees Emeriti

Jeannene Booher

David Carls

Cathy Clark

Craig Okerstrom-Lang

Gloria McMahon

Jo Dare Mitchell

Judie Owens

Martha Piper

Jean Rousseau

Honey Sharp

Gail Shaw

Jack Sprano

Ingrid Taylor 



Executive Director
Thaddeus Thompson
413 320-4772

Camp Director
Julian Vallen
413 298-4505

Director of Education
Jennifer Patton
413 354-8410

Director of Horticulture
Eric Ruquist
413 298-3926, extension 20

Director of Marketing Communications
Felix Carroll 413-298-3926, ext. 19 

Director of Special Events
Rachel Durgin
413 944-8504

Education Coordinator
413 931-3194

Garden Educator
Megan Magner

Helen Bass

Kessa McEwen

Manager of Facilities and Operations
Shaun Colon
413 931-3207

Manager of Membership & Development Operations
Mariah Baca, 413 298-4532, ext. 22

Office Manager
Amy Butterworth
413 320-4794

Seasonal Gardener 
Kevin Johnson

Visitor Center Manager
Kristine Romano
413 354-8408

Volunteer Coordinator
Megan Weiner

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