Director of Development
Boston, MA 02130
BA English (2002), Mary Washington College
As Director of Development, I lead a small team that manages communications, membership, and fundraising efforts in support of research, horticulture, and education at the Arnold Arboretum. Prior to joining the staff here, I worked as a nonprofit fundraiser in the Washington, DC area, and most recently raised restricted and unrestricted funds for Duke University. As an avid indoor and outdoor gardener, I was drawn to the Arnold Arboretum, its people, and its mission.
As a young girl, I enjoyed working in a large family garden with my parents. The most important lesson I learned was that sugar snaps are best eaten immediately upon harvest. I am committed to community service and social responsibility, and served on the Social Action Committee of my temple in North Carolina. Outside the Arboretum and its staff garden, I often spend time at Temple Sinai, volunteering for Saturday’s/Sunday’s Bread, and finding interesting places to set up my hammock. I can also be found exploring the outdoors with my English setter, cooking and baking, cycling, and tending to my collection of begonias.