Staff List

To reach a staff member, please call (757) 441-5830 + extension listed below

Contact the Garden by email – click here 

Administration

Name Title Extension
Michael P. Desplaines President & CEO 321
Cathy Fitzgerald Vice President of Operations & Development 319
Kelly Welsh Marketing and Communications Director 346
Doug Ward Director of Finance 315
Amanda Wells Human Resources Manager 347

Guest and Member Experience

Name Title Extension
Ray Davis Director of Member Experience 316
Audrey McMillian Guest Services 342
Emelie Zueger Membership & Gifts 326

Weddings & Special Events

Name Title Extension
Jessica Hintz Wedding Director 328
David Powers Director of Special Events 380
Liz Le Lead Wedding Coordinator 318
Ashley Nardiellio Weddings & Special Events 311
Lena March Group Sales, Corporate & Social Events 339

Education

Name Title Extension
Theresa Augustin Director of Environmental Engagement & Outreach 453
Jennifer Erving Director of Youth Education 350
Courtney Cornwell Director of Adult Programs 312
Meredith Zadd Adult Programs Coordinator 338
Amy Dagnall Education & Adult Programs 335
Phong Luu Volunteer Coordinator 327
Hannah Lee Youth Programs Coordinator – School Programs 461
Beverly Albright Youth Programs Coordinator 340

Gift Shop

Name Title Extension
Jo Hartsook Retail Manager 329/330

Horticulture

Name Title Extension
Brian O’Neil Director of Living Landscapes 451
Les Parks Director of Horticulture 452
Renee Frith Curator of Woody Plants 455
David Pincus Plant Recorder 460
Nichole Coleman Greenhouse Manager 456
Joe Foreman Grounds Manager 458

Facilities

Name Title Extension
Don Brown Facilities Director 459
Hazel Harvie Facilities Supervisor 360
Doug Miller Facilities Supervisor 360
Kellen Smith Facilities Lead 360
David Foss IT Manager 457