• Ornamental conifers and winter interest plants
  • Hardy perennials
  • Plant lore


I am a horticulturist at Cornell Botanic Gardens, where I have had the pleasure of working for three years. Areas under my care include the Mullestein Winter Garden and Treman Woodland Walk, as well as a few other small gardens within our arboretum. Together with other talented staff and volunteers that comprise the Cornell Botanic Gardens community, I work to curate and maintain collections with an eye toward year-round interest. I love connecting people with plants, and firmly believe in our philosophy of “cultivation, conservation, and education”.

I am a New York Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (CNLP), and hold an A.A.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Finger Lakes Community College. Prior to my employment at Cornell, I worked as a horticulturist at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, New York, and as a garden intern at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France—both of which contributed to my fondness for classic European formality in the landscape. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and am always looking for new inspiration to bring home to our gardens.