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Jay W. Christopher

Jay W. Christopher
Owner & Head Gardener

Erika A. Lusthoff

Erika A. Lusthoff
Program Director & Creative Design Artist

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 Manager

Rev. Keith Weiland

Rev. Keith Weiland
Apiarist (Beekeeper)

Mike Scharl

Mike Scharl
Farm & Gardens General Manager

Chad Lilyquist

Chad Lilyquist
Buildings and Grounds Foreman, Fruit & Vegetable Specialist

Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson
Lead Horticultural Technician, Bulb & Annual Specialist

Jessica Barbuch

Jessica Barbuch
Accredited Horticulture Technician & Lead Arborist, ISA Certified

Tonya Roberts

Tonya Roberts
Lead Horticultural Technician & Certified Greenhouse Grower

Rob Pragalz

Rob Pragalz
Land Conservation Manager, Fruit & Vegetable Specialist

Mike Prahl

Mike Prahl
Landscape/Hardscape Foreman

Sherri Souchek

Sherri Souchek
Lead Maintenance Technician and Farm Animal Keeper

Kathie Horness

Kathie Horness
Lead Horticultural Technician

Geri Schmitt

Geri Schmitt
Maintenance Technician

Matt Ujcich

Matt Ujcich
Arborist

Roger Thuene

Roger Thuene
Turf Maintenance Technician

Brooke Reinthaler

Brooke Reinthaler
Maintenance Technician

Amanda Schisel

Amanda Schisel
Maintenance Technician

Liz Bonde

Liz Bonde
Maintenance Technician

Sam Nussberger

Sam Nussberger
Maintenance Technician

Colton Bitter

Colton Bitter
Maintenance Technician

Hazel Dulmes

Hazel Dulmes
Maintenance Technician

Emily Higgins

Emily Higgins
Summer Intern

Natalie Meyers

Natalie Meyers
Summer Intern

Erik Reinthaler

Erik Reinthaler
Summer Intern

David Forester

David Forester
Summer Intern

Maddy Near

Maddy Near
Summer Intern

Courtney Binversie

Courtney Binversie
Summer Intern