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Executive Leadership

John Searby

John Searby

Executive Director

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

Chief Administrative Officer

Jeff Shelton

Chief Financial Officer

Horticulture Team

Jason Bonham

Jason Bonham

Director of Horticulture

Karen Kottkamp


Jessica Collins

Jessica Collins

William H. Williamson, III, Orchid Conservatory Manager

Development Team

Katie Causey Miller

Director of Development

Lori R. Galster

Brittney Speaks

Membership Manager

Lori R. Galster

Kate Graham

Visitor Services Lead

Program Team

Eric Smallwood

Outdoor Programs Director

Morgan Long

Education Director

Lori R. Galster

Jennings Storie

Education Manager

Lori R. Galster

Lori Wilhite

Visitor Engagement Manager

Private Events Team

Lori R. Galster

Philip Dodds

Event Sales Manager

Retail Team

Chad Berney

Retail Manager

Faith Bezant

Faith Wrubel

Garden Store Manager

Marketing & Communications

Steph Newman

Creative Director

Operations Team

Vanessa Covington

Director of Operations

Scott Bradley

Facilities Manager

Louis Racick

Facility Technician

Larry Rogers

Facility Technician