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Staff List

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
telephone: (805) 682-4726  fax: (805) 563-0352

Frequently Called Numbers - Dial (805) 682-4726 plus the extension:

  • Business Office ext. 108
  • Membership Office ext. 110
  • Registrar ext. 102
  • Garden Shop ext. 112
  • Garden Growers Retail Nursery ext. 114
  • Library ext. 107

If you have a general question, please use the Contact Us web form.

SBBG Staff email*:

*Note: All email addresses listed below require adding @sbbg.org after email name. For example, to email 'info' you would add @sbbg.org after name to obtain full email address. Result 'info@sbbg.org'

Administration

Steve Windhager, Ph.D.
Executive Director
email: swindhager
805-682-4726 x123

Joan Evans
Registrar and Accounting Assistant
email: jevans
805-682-4726 x102

Jill Freeland
Director's Executive Assistant & Coordinator of Special Projects
email: jfreeland
805-682-4726 x108

Gayle Kopitzke
Controller
email: gkopitzke
805-682-4726 x125

Kathy Castaneda
Manager of Volunteer Programs
email: kcastaneda
805-682-4726 x119 

Ed Marini
Manager, Design + Construction
email: emarini
805-682-4726 x116

Blaksley Library, SBBGPhotos, SBBG Website Admin

Randy Wright
Library Collections Coordinator
email: rwright
805-682-4726 x107

Conservation & Research

Denise Knapp
Director of Conservation and Education
email: dknapp
805-682-4726 x128

Matt Guilliams
Ken and Shirley Tucker Systematist
email: mguilliams
805-682-4726 x124

Sherwin Carlquist, Ph.D.
Research Associate
email: scarlquist
805-682-4726

Steve Junak
Research Associate
email: sjunak
805-682-4726 x105

Robert Muller, Ph.D.
Research Associate
email: rmuller
805-682-4726 x150

Dieter Wilken, Ph.D.
Research Associate
email: dwilken
805-682-4726 x124

Development and Marketing

Gina Benesh
Director of Development
email: gbenesh
805-682-4726 x133

Nina Dunbar
Assistant Director of Development
email: ndunbar
805-682-4726 x151

OPEN
Communications Manager
email:
805-682-4726

Laura Muasher
Development Associate
email: lmuasher
805-682-4726 x110

Paula Schaefer
Multimedia Coordinator
email: pschaefer
805-682-4726 x121

Tricia Wardlaw
Interpretation Manager
email: twardlaw
805-682-4726 x103

Education

Frédérique Lavoipierre
Education Program Manager
email: flavoipierre
805-682-4726 x111

Kate Davis
Education Program Assistant
email: kdavis
805-682-4726

Bob Haller, Ph.D.
Research Associate
email: bhaller
805-682-4726 x148

Gift Shop

Gail Milliken
Garden Shop Manager
email: gmilliken
805-682-4726 x113

Stacy Bloodworth
Assistant Garden Shop Manager
email: sbloodworth
805-682-4726 x112

Patricia Cox
Shop Assistant
email: pcox
805-682-4726

Lynda Kreutzkampf
Shop Assistant
email: lkreutzkampf
805-682-4726 x613

Horticulture

Betsy Collins
Director of Horticulture
email: bcollins
805-682-4726 x104

Dave Kershaw
Head Gardener
email: dkershaw
805-682-4726 x155

Manuel Gonzalez
Gardener
email: mannyg
805-682-4726 x607

Jay Kendall
Gardener
email: jkendall
805-682-4726 x606

Riley Kriebel
Gardener
email:rkriebel
805-682-4726 x606

Betsy Lape
Living Collections Coordinator
email: blape
805-682-4726 x152

James Lechuga
Facilities Manager
email: jlechuga
805-682-4726 x109

Antony Lee
Gardener
email: alee
805-682-4726 x632

Paige Minney
Nursery Technician
email: pminney
805-682-4726

Jason Nelson
Gardener
email: jnelson
805-682-4726 x609

Geege Ostroff
Gardener/Security
email: gostroff
805-682-4726 x608

Bruce Reed
Horticulturist
email: breed
805-682-4726 x114

Stephanie Ranes
Gardener
email:sranes

Heather Wehnau
Plant Propagation Manager
email: hwehnau
805-682-4726 x130

Bonnie Whitney
Plant Propagation Assistant
email: bwhitney

Visitor Services

Barbara Backlund
VSR Manager
email: bbacklund
805-682-4726 x631

Michaela Ackerman
VSR
email: mackerman
805-682-4726 x620

Dana Crampton
VSR
email: dcrampton
805-682-4726 x633

Mary Flood
VSR
email:mflood
805-682-4726 x618

Tom Rhodes
VSR
email: trhodes
805-682-4726 x624

Jami Olsen
VSR Liaison
email:jolsen

*Note: All email addresses listed below require adding @sbbg.org after email name. For example, to email 'info' you would add @sbbg.org after name to obtain full email address. Result 'info@sbbg.org'