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 three full-time staff members, two AmeriCorps VISTA members, seasonal apprentices and interns each year, and dedicated volunteers serving as our Board of Directors. Find out our more about the staff and board of YGP below.
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Meet Our Staff
Kaitlin joined YGP in 2010 for to serve as an AmeriCorps member and later as the Program Director. In 2018, she returned as the Executive Director. Kaitlin believes strongly in the garden’s unique ability to be used as a teaching and learning tool for people of all ages and subjects of all varieties.
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.
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.
Education Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA
Kate moved to Moab and joined YGP in February of 2019 as a Youth Programs Instructor. During that internship she got to combine her love of nature, learning, and working with kids, and is so excited to continue growing at YGP.
Community Programs Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA
Abby moved to Moab in January of 2019 from NYC where she worked with youth in urban farms. She has seen how growing food and deepening the connection to the local food system can empower communities.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Anne Clare Erickson
Assistant Director, Moab Arts and Recreation Center
CEO, Moab Regional Hospital
Soil Scientist, Retired
Physicians Assistant, Moab Regional Hospital
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