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
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!
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!
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.
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
Art & History Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Soil Scientist, Retired