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Jay W. Christopher

Jay W. Christopher
Owner & Head Gardener

Erika A. Lusthoff

Erika A. Lusthoff
Program Director & Creative Design Artist

Mike Scharl

Mike Scharl
Farm & Gardens General Manager

George Quiriconi

George Quiriconi
Executive Chef & Event Manager

Miles Thompson

Miles Thompson
Aquatic Ecologist and GIS & IT Operations

Anne Schuessler

Anne Schuessler
Collection Manager, Christopher Transportation Museum

Maddy Ludwig

Maddy Ludwig
Museum Archivist

Kari Below

Kari Below
Farm House Staff

Kathie Horness

Kathie Horness
Lead Horticultural Technician

Leslie Horness

Leslie Horness
Lead Horticultural Technician, Greenhouse Display Design & Orchid Specialist

Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson
Lead Horticultural Technician, Bulb & Annual Specialist

Chris Leary

Chris Leary
Lead Turf Maintenance

Chad Lilyquist

Chad Lilyquist
Buildings and Grounds Foreman, Fruit & Vegetable Specialist

Rob Pragalz

Rob Pragalz
Land Conservation Manager, Fruit & Vegetable Specialist

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams
Lead Maintenance Technician

Tonya Roberts

Tonya Roberts
Lead Horticultural Technician & Certified Greenhouse Grower

Jessica Barbuch

Jessica Barbuch
Accredited Horticulture Technician & Lead Arborist, ISA Certified

Mike Prahl

Mike Prahl
Landscape/Hardscape Foreman

Sherri Souchek

Sherri Souchek
Lead Maintenance Technician, Farm Animal and Wildlife Specialist & Irrigation Maintenance

Brooke Reinthaler

Brooke Reinthaler
Lead Maintenance Technician

Geri Schmitt

Geri Schmitt
Lead Maintenance Technician

Roger Thuene

Roger Thuene
Turf Maintenance Technician

Rev. Keith Weiland

Rev. Keith Weiland
Apiarist (Beekeeper)

Ann Bitter

Ann Bitter
Lead Maintenance Technician

Colton Bitter

Colton Bitter
2019 Summer Intern

Emily Higgins

Emily Higgins
2019 Summer Intern

Kathy Imig

Kathy Imig
Lead Maintenance Technician

Julia Koenig

Julia Koenig
2019 Summer Intern

Amanda Schisel

Amanda Schisel
2019 Summer Intern

Rob Hoffmann

Rob Hoffmann
2019 Summer Intern

Liz Bonde

Liz Bonde
2019 Summer Intern

Natalie Meyers

Natalie Meyers
2019 Summer Intern

Buddy

Buddy
Lead Animal Control Manager

Jayke

Jayke
Golf Cart Inspector