Powell Gardens' staff includes a talented crew of people who keep the Gardens looking spectacular and running efficiently! In addition to the horticulturists and gardeners you see in the Gardens and the friendly employees who greet you as you enter, we also have people raising funds, coordinating volunteer schedules, planning classes for kids and adults, selecting items for Perennial Gifts, maintaining the property, crunching numbers, handling human resource issues, fixing computers, coordinating rentals, publicizing the Gardens and much more. It is a small staff—for example, one department of two handles accounting, human resources and information technology. We employ 40 people year-round and nearly 60 during the peak season. Click a photo or name to learn more about each staff member.

 

 

Eric Tschanz, President and CEO

 

Alan Branhagen, Director of Horticulture

 

Mark Gawron, Horticulturist - Heartland Harvest Garden

 

Haley Drake, Gardener- Heartland Harvest Garden

 

Peggy Batman, Gardener

 

Willie Hofstetter, Senior Island Gardener

 

Eric Wagner, Gardener - Heartland Harvest Garden

 

 

Cheyenne Ferguson, Gardener - Greenhouse

 

Brant Smith, Gardener - Greenhouse

 

     

Hazel and Yubi, Mouse Detail

 

 

       

 

Eric Jackson, Director of Education

 

 

Stephanie Kemp, Youth Education Coordinator

 

Caitlin Bailey, Youth Garden Coordinator

 

Emalie Wance, Office Manager

 

Connie Harclerode, Volunteer Coordinator

 

Breanne Wasinger, Marketing and Events Associate

  

Andrea Mason, Development Coordinator

 

Sam Haught, Tour and Rental Coordinator

 

Rhonda McClung, Director of Development

Linda Burton, Registration and Membership Coordinator

Annette Trott, Admissions

Toni Stock, Accounting and HR Assistant

Kellyn Register, Gardener - Conservatory and Visitor Education Center

Brent Tucker, Horticulturist - Conservatory and Visitor Education Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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