Our staff

Our expert staff are dedicated to carrying out our vision of connecting plants and peoples for a world of diversity, beauty and hope.

Meet our staff

Christopher P. Dunn

Elizabeth Newman Wilds
Executive Director
cpd55@cornell.edu

Missy Bidwell

Greenhouse Manager
mlc52@cornell.edu

Todd Bittner

Director of Natural Areas
todd.bittner@cornell.edu

Krissy Boys

Natural Areas Horticulturist
kbf3@cornell.edu

Shannon Dortch

Associate Director, Communications and Marketing
sd63@cornell.edu

Sarah Fiorello

Interpretation Coordinator
sjh16@cornell.edu

Joshua Fontanez

Administrative Support
jf633@cornell.edu

Jules Ginenthal

Natural Areas Stewardship Coordinator
jag76@cornell.edu

Lance Hagin

Equipment Operator/Construction Crew
leh9@cornell.edu

Bobbie Kuhlman

Greenhouse Assistant
bak228@cornell.edu

Irene Lekstutis

Landscape Architect
iml1@cornell.edu

Raylene Ludgate

Youth Program Coordinator
rgl3@cornell.edu

Dave McGraw

Maintenance Mechanic
dsm13@cornell.edu

Sarah McNaull

Plant Records Specialist
sm256@cornell.edu

Robert Metzler

Automotive and Equipment Mechanic
rem37@cornell.edu

Russell Morton

Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator
rdm8@cornell.edu

Kevin Moss

Adult Education and Volunteer Coordinator
km274@cornell.edu

Jay Potter

Graphic Designer
jp932@cornell.edu

Michael Roberts

Natural Areas Project Manager
mr586@cornell.edu

Zaidee Powers Rosales

Integrated Pest Management Assistant Horticulturalist
zp73@cornell.edu

Sonja M. Skelly

Director of Education and Communications
sms92@cornell.edu

Kent Smith

Financial Reporting Specialist
kks26@cornell.edu

Timothy Stewart

Construction Crew Leader
tis22@cornell.edu

Lynn Swain

Director of Development
mls539@cornell.edu

Phil Syphrit

Horticulturist and Internship Coordinator
pms26@cornell.edu

Lisa Trust

Visitor Services and Rental Coordinator
llt25@cornell.edu

Join our team

Cornell Botanic Gardens employs a wide range of positions, from land stewards and gardeners to educators and communicators and more. Available positions are posted through Cornell University’s Career website.

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