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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

Joanna Miller 

Jenna O'Brien

Linda O’Connell

Ramelle Pulitzer

Mark Walker

Robert Williams

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 



Co-Executive Directors
Mike Beck
413-287-8790, ext. 27

Thaddeus Thompson

Camp Director
Margaret Leahy

Director of Education
Jennifer Patton

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

Facilities Assistant
Sean McKenney

Garden Educator
Liz Sayre

• Kessa McEwen

• Shannon Welch

Manager of Buildings and Grounds
Kurt Dietrich

Manager of Membership and Development
Megan Weiner

Manager of School Programs
Arielle Coon

Operations Manager
Amy Butterworth

Seasonal Gardener 
Kevin Johnson

Visitor Center Manager
Kristine Romano

Volunteer Coordinator/Operations Assistant 
River Begas
413-305-1714, ext. 28

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