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
Delite

Executive Director

Delite joined the Youth Garden Project in 2008 and became the Executive Director in 2012. Delite is committed to the Youth Garden Project being a healthy and nurturing place for everyone to learn and grow!

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
Sarah

Garden Manager

Sarah originally came to YGP as a Garden Intern in the summer of 2013, and discovered the importance of connecting people – especially kids! – to the source of their food. She was thrilled to fill the role of Garden Manager in 2014.

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
Sales Director

Trish Hawkins
Landscape Designer

Gerrish Willis
Biologist, Retired

Alina Murdock
Art & History Teacher

Jerry Shue
Educator, Retired

Natalie Grout
Special Education Teacher

Tim Graham
Soil Scientist, Retired