As a member of the construction crew team and as our large equipment operator, I work among all areas of our 3,400 acres of gardens and natural areas. My responsibilities include project work involving anything from backhoe digging support to our arborists, to assisting with laying new boardwalks in our natural areas. In the last year, our team has been responsible for assembling and installing wayfinding signs and other signage around many of our gardens and natural area trails.

My almost 30 years with our organization has allowed me to see many changes and transformations of our programs and to be a part of a number of high-visibility projects that have shaped how we exist today.