Staff Directory


Damon Waitt, Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden, 919-962-2231
TBD, Garden Shop Manager, 919-962-3065
TBD, Volunteer Manager, 919-962-0643
David Michaud, Facility Rentals Coordinator and Interim Registrar, 919-962-4882
Emily Oglesby, Communications and Exhibits Coordinator, 919-962-2233
Jennifer Peterson, Associate Director of Communications, 919-962-9457
Aislinn Spain, Executive Assistant and NCBGF Liaison, 919-962-2231
Janna Starr, Facilities and Events Manager, Sustainability Officer, 919-537-3819
Lisa Hicks, Director of Business Operations, 919-962-9459


Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs, 919-962-2380
Neville Handel, Land Manager, 919-962-2394
Michael Kunz, Conservation Ecologist, 919-962-2378
Emma York Marzolf, Conservation Grower, 919-962-2378
Nick Adams, Battle Park Manager, 919-962-2394


Stephen Keith, Director of Development, 919-962-9458
Allison Essen, Donor Relations & Membership Coordinator, 919-962-0642
Patti Smith, Membership Assistant, 919-962-2234
Jordan Wilkins, Associate Director of Development, 919-843-2411


Joanna Massey Lelekacs, Director of Education, 919-962-9460
Lauren Greene, Youth Environmental Education Specialist and Interim Public Programs Support, 919-962-2887
Sally Haskett, Horticultural Therapy Educator, 919-962-2413
Claire Lorch, Carolina Community Garden Program Manager, 919-360-5369
Elisha Taylor, Youth + Family Education Manager, 919-537-3770
Kyle Parker, Edible Campus UNC Coordinator, 919-289-2961


Alan Weakley, Director of Herbarium, 919-962-0578
Carol Ann McCormick, Curator of Herbarium, 919-962-6931
Shanna Oberreiter, Herbarium Assistant, 919-962-6931
Derick Poindexter, Plant Systems Researcher, 919-962-6931
Greg Sollom, Herbarium Assistant, 919-962-6931


Dan Stern, Director of Horticulture, 919-962-2411
Ainsley Briggs, Horticultural Technician, 919-962-2391
Matt Daley, Horticultural Technician, 919-962-2391
Matt Gocke, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager, 919-962-2390
Chris Liloia, Curator, Habitat Gardens, 919-962-2409
Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum, 919-442-2592
Katherine Meehan, Nursery Assistant, 919-962-2390
Geoffrey Neal, Assistant Curator, Coker Arboretum, 919-442-2592
Heather Summer, Collections Manager & Seed Program Coordinator, 919-962-2394
Rebecca Wait, Allen Education Center and Entryway Landscapes Curator, 919-962-2278
Wendy Wenck, Herb Garden and Totten Center Landscapes Curator, 919-962-2391

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