Head of Horticulture
Boston, MA 02130
MS Public Horticulture (2010), University of Delaware
BS Horticulture (2003), University of Wisconsin-Madison
My educational and career interests are focused on advancing conservation and knowledge of temperate woody flora through collections development and management, research, and education. In 2013, I was afforded the opportunity to continue to achieve these goals as supervisor of horticulture, with responsibility for leading the Arboretum’s talented team of horticulturists and arborists in the stewardship of one of the world’s finest botanical collections. Additionally, our team works closely with the rest of the Arboretum staff to provide enriching horticultural internship opportunities for emerging professionals.
My career in public horticulture began with an internship at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, which led to a full-time horticulturist position caring for its most valued holdings—the geographic collections. In 2008, I returned to academia to pursue a graduate degree in public horticulture from The Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware. After earning my MS in 2010, I served as director of horticulture/curator at The Arboretum at Penn State in University Park, PA.
I am an active member of the American Public Gardens Association and serve on the Executive Steering Committee for The Longwood Graduate Program.