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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Staff

Tom Underwood
Executive Director

Julia Adams
Horticulturist—Japanese Garden

Katelyn Bahr
Horticulturist—Specialty Gardens

Stephanie Banks
Chief Financial Officer

Dawn DeFrank
Donor Services Coordinator

Paige Goldschmidt
Development Associate

Ellen Hardy
Education Program Coordinator

Penney Hartline
Director of Development

Amelia Haas
Office Coordinator

Cassia Kesler
Director of Communications & Marketing

Jason Kirby
Library Assistant and Archivist

Hope Long
Director of Library Services

Tina Nelson
Accounting Clerk

Félix Ortiz
Communications and Marketing Associate

Kendra Poleshek
Education Associate–Adult and Personal Enrichment Programs

Drew Rickel
Donor Relations Officer

Rebecca Stivender
Director of Education and Community Engagement

Emma Thompson
Volunteer Coordinator

Keith Turney
Senior Horticulturist—Kaul Wildflower Garden

Jane Underwood
Director of Gardens Support