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

Operations & Development 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

Youth Programs Director

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

Our Staff, Youth Garden Project

Farm Director

Gabriel 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.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Anne Clare Erickson

Sales Director

Trish Hawkins
Vice Chair

Landscape Designer

Gerrish Willis

Biologist, Retired

Tim Graham
Soil Scientist, Retired

Alina Murdock
Art & History Teacher

Natalie Grout
Special Education Teacher

Nan Marquardt
Pyschologist, Retired

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