Our Team

Meet the Yew Dell Staff & Board Members

Our Staff

Paul Cappiello

Executive
Director

Horticulture & Facilities

Jacob
Stidham

Director of
Horticulture & Facilities

Jeffrey
Margreiter

Nursery & Greenhouse
Manager

Sayde
Heckman

Garden & Arboretum
Manager

Brad
Kessans

Buildings & Grounds Maintenance Technician

Chelsea
Hicks

Gardener

Rhiannon
Cruz

Garden
Assistant

Storm
Fraley

Garden
Assistant

Hayden
Nicholson

Garden
Assistant

Tony
Ascheman

Building & Grounds
Assistant

Cosmo
Bosela

Nursery Assistant

Development

TJ
Slaughter

Director of
Development

Manda
Barger

Public Relations &
Marketing Manager

Amanda
Allred

Volunteer & Website Coordinator

Kathy
Jarboe

Database
Assistant

Finance & Operations

Holly
Rogers

Director of
Finance & Operations

Megan
Wallace

Office
Manager

Susan
Lucas

Event & Program
Manager

Jill
Tinius

Guest Services
Manager

Beth
Seibert

Event
Coordinator

Madge
Huecker

Visitor Center
Manager

Lisa
Allen

Visitor Center
Assistant Manager

Alison
Kurnik

Visitor Center
Associate

Peggy Winkler

Visitor Center
Associate

Debbie Elmy

Visitor Center
Associate

Amanda
Brockie

Event
Staff

Nikki
Emory

Event
Staff

Patrick
Gallagher

Event
Staff

Evanthi
Hettiaratchi

Event
Staff

Barbi
Hoffman

Event
Staff

Matthew
McBride

Event
Staff

Kaylea
Passafiume

Event
Staff

Shannon
Stark

Event
Staff

Helen

Pest Management Specialist

Our Board

Rob
Nunnelley

President

Rosemary
Kirkwood

Vice President

Nell
Bradley

Secretary

Barret
Birnsteel

Treasurer & Finance
Committee Chair

Lisa
Barr

Executive
Committee

Fahr
Juneja

Executive
Committee

Mary
Rounsavall

Executive
Committee

Mary
Broecker

Sue
Brown

Shannon
Budnick

Jana
Dowds

Pat
Dwyer

Martha
Hargis

Twilight
Committee Chair

Sarah Cronan Spurlock

Governance
Committee Chair

Mary Anne
Thornton

Sally
Vail

Development
Committee Chair

Marianne
Welch

Group Volunteer Form

To set up a group volunteering opportunity, please complete the form below. We will be in touch soon to help get you scheduled!

*Youth volunteers are age 6-17.

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