Our Staff & Board

The Youth Garden Project relies on a team of people to carry out our programs & events, grow the garden, and achieve our mission. The core of this team includes four full-time staff members, seven seasonal interns each year, and dedicated volunteers serving as our Board of Directors. Find out our more about the staff and board of YGP below. 

Interested in joining our team? Check for job openings.

Meet Our Staff

Our Staff, Youth Garden Project
Ruth

Executive Director

Ruth joined YGP in 2012 as a summer camp instructor and returned in 2017 as the Executive Director. Dedicated to continuing and expanding the great work of community-based education, Ruth cannot wait to hear your input for our garden!

Our Staff, Youth Garden Project
Kate

Associate Director

Kate was hired as Associate Director in 2016. She recognizes the unique ability for nature to stimulate growth and learning, and works to create more opportunities to connect people to the outdoor world!

Our Staff, Youth Garden Project
Gabe

Garden Manager

Gabe came on as Garden Manager in Spring 2017.  He loves observing the brilliant systems of our natural environment and taking advantage of all the flavor that comes of it.

Our Staff, Youth Garden Project
Julie

Programs Manager

Julie made her way to Moab in 2014 to intern with YGP and later became the Program Manager in 2015. Julie believes outdoor spaces naturally encourage hands-on and exploratory learning.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Anne Clare Erickson
Chair

Sales Director

Trish Hawkins
Vice Chair

Landscape Designer

Gerrish Willis
Secretary

Biologist, Retired

Deena Whitman
Treasurer

Accountant

Alina Murdock
Art & History Teacher

Natalie Grout
Special Education Teacher

Tim Graham
Soil Scientist, Retired

Nan Marquardt
Pyschologist, Retired

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