- Adult education
- Volunteer management
- Natural history and garden interpretation
- Tour guiding
I am the adult education and volunteer coordinator at Cornell Botanic Gardens, a post I have held since 2003. I have been actively involved in informal education, interpretation, program coordination, and volunteer management for nearly 30 years. In my current role I coordinate the adult/community education program for the Botanic Gardens, including enrichment classes and workshops, special events, guided tours, and other educational programs, serving both the Cornell community and the greater Ithaca area and surrounding region. I am also responsible for administration of the Botanic Gardens’ volunteer program, and directly supervise and train our volunteer docents.
I hold degrees in natural resources conservation and communications, and am a Certified Volunteer Administrator, an international certification program offered by the Council on Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).
Having grown up exploring the hills, woodlands and old fields of Upstate New York, I am passionate about natural history and interpreting the natural world to learners of all ages. I am also an experienced storyteller and musician, and enjoy using storytelling as an educational and interpretive tool.