Jesse joined the Conservancy in December 2009 and is responsible for oversight of park operations, programming, planning/design, finance, and administration, as well revenue generation through amenities such as Greenway Mobile Eats. Jesse was previously with the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked on strategy, real estate, organizational development and other projects for Fortune 500 companies and government. Jesse has held management roles at the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, where he oversaw the capital budget and managed a special projects team, and at the United Nations World Food Programme in Italy. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Political Economy from Williams College.
Steven joined the Conservancy in July 2007; he oversees all park operations functions and maintenance of the Greenway including horticulture, facilities (including fountains) and public security. For 16 years prior to joining the Conservancy, Steven was a project manager, construction manager, and manager of park design for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. He has attended Roxbury Community College, the Boston Architectural College and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Bob joined the Conservancy in August of 2009 and is responsible for the maintenance of all hardscape elements of the Greenway to include fountains, lighting, electrical, site furnishings, drainage and pavements. In addition he oversees the subcontractor, WORK Inc. who is responsible for litter and trash pickup, snow removal and many other tasks. Bob is a registered Landscape Architect and also has several years’ experience managing landscape construction projects prior to joining the Conservancy. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Connecticut.
Stu joined the Conservancy in May of 2009 as a member of the Horticulture staff and in April of 2011 assumed his current role as Superintendent where he currently oversees a department of 7 staff that are charged with the care of the Greenway’s lawns, trees and plant collections. He also plays a leading role in the Horticultural education of the Green & Grow youth program and the management of the Conservancy’s Volunteer Program. Stu’s previous experiences have led him to run his own successful Design/Build/Maintain Landscaping business and as a Supervisor with the Central Park Conservancy in New York City. He is a AOLCP with NOFA and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Urban Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.
Nicholas joined the Conservancy in April 2010 and works on park operations and maintenance. Nick’s previously experience includes positions in construction and maintenance companies. He holds a degree in Construction Management Technology, from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Anthony joined the Conservancy in June 2009 and is responsible for the direct oversight of the Horticulture crew and the day to day horticulture activities on the Greenway; Anthony is also responsible for the management of the Organic Program and the Irrigation System of the Greenway. Anthony’s previous experience includes working in all aspects of the Green industry throughout the years, but specializing in Sustainable/Organic Landcare. He holds an Associate’s degree in Turfgrass Management from Stockbridge University and a Bachelors degree in Plant and Soil Science from UMass Amherst.
Tom joined the Conservancy in March 2012 and is responsible for the maintenance of all the Greenway fountains and routine maintenance of the Greenway’s 1.3 miles of hardscape, lighting and plumbing. Tom’s previous experience includes over twenty years of building construction, forensics and maintenance. He holds a degree in Architectural technology. He is a Certified Welder, has his Construction Supervisor’s license along with other construction related licenses and certifications.
Raynel joined the Conservancy in the fall of 2010 as a graduate from the Green & Grow workforce development program. He assists with vehicle maintenance, masonry, and fountain care. His previous experience includes horticulture work with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Franklin Park Coalition.
Darrah joined the Conservancy in April 2011 and is responsible for in-house horticulture design including perennials, bulb selections, and container design and maintenance; as well as managing the plant inventory and phenology records, contributing to our “What’s in Bloom” blog and leading volunteer events in the field. Darrah has previously worked with Heronswood Nursery and Dan Hinckley in the Pacific Northwest, owned a small organic farm, and worked on estate gardens in Maine and the North Shore, including Oyster Point Gardens, Skylands, and The Chimneys. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design, and holds a BA from San Francisco State University, and NOFA certification in Organic Land Care Management.
Eric joined the Conservancy in April of 2011 and is primarily responsible for the Plant Health Care program on the Greenway, including the brewing and application of organic compost teas, the vermiculture operation, and monitoring for any pests and diseases relating to the plants in the park. Eric’s previous experience includes time with a commercial landscape company where he managed various accounts in downtown Boston, an organic land care company on the South Shore of Massachusetts, as well as time spent working in perennial gardens on the site of a registered historic landmark. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture with a minor in Business as well as well as being an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) through the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.
Kelly joined the Conservancy in April 2011 and is involved in all areas of the horticultural care of the Greenway, as well as assisting with the maintenance of the plant inventory and database. Kelly’s previous experience includes an internship at the Arnold Arboretum, as well as Horticultural positions with landscaping and gardening companies serving commercial and residential clients. Kelly is currently studying for her BS in Plant, Soil, & Insect Sciences with a concentration in Applied Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) through the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.
Ian first joined the Conservancy in March 2012. He contributes to all areas of the Horticultural care of the Greenway, with a special focus on using his Arborist skills in caring for the collection of trees. Ian’s previous experience includes 10 years as a commercial arborist including owning and operating his own Tree care business. Ian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry from UMASS at Amherst and an associate’s degree in Arboriculture from The Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He is a certified arborist with both the MAA and the ISA and also holds a certification in Japanese aesthetic pruning and design.
Gary Thorp joined the Conservancy in April 2011 and is responsible for various horticultural projects, including irrigation systems on the Greenway. Gary Thorp previously experience includes irrigation installation, maintenance and holds a class B license as well as a hoisting engineer license.
Alaina joined the Conservancy in April 2013 and assists in all areas of the horticultural care of the Greenway with an emphasis in the maintenance of the Irrigation system. Alaina’s previous experiences include positions with the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and Hudson River Park Trust, both in New York City. She is a graduate of Salem State and holds a certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Charlie joined the Conservancy in February 2012 and is responsible for public programming on the Greenway, including creation, management and coordination with many third party organizations as well as website and social media management. Charlie’s previous experience includes Executive Director at the Austin Parks Foundation and a number of management and technical roles at Apple, Inc. Charlie holds a BA from Colby College in Political Science and History.
Elizabeth joined the Conservancy in March 2011 and works with our Programs Department as the Event Coordinator, facilitating Greenway events and helping interested organizations activate the parks. Elizabeth’s most recent previous experience includes work in Development for The Bus Project in Portland, OR. She holds a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Wellesley College.
Katelyn joined the Programs Team in October 2010. Her responsibilities include coordination of public art projects as well as management of the Conservancy’s brand and outreach. Katelyn’s previous experience includes project management roles with public artist and sculptor John Henry, as well as with Design Communications LTD. Katelyn holds an MS in Arts Administration from Boston University and a BA in Psychology from Millsaps College.
Jenna joined the Conservancy part-time in April 2012 and is part of the Programs Team. She provides design and writing support and maintains the Greenway’s social media platforms. She also currently works part-time as the Design & Programs Coordinator for the nonprofit organization Design Museum Boston. Jenna holds her BFA in Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Green & Grow
Kent joined the Conservancy in June 2009 and is responsible for the oversight of the Green & Grow youth workforce development program. For the past 15 years, Kent has been involved in different areas of the youth development field. Kent came to the Conservancy from Eagle Eye Institute where he was the Director of the Green Industry Career Pathway Program. He is a graduate of Morehouse College as well as a graduate of Greenfield Community College’s Outdoor Leadership Program. He holds certificates as a Wilderness First Responder, a canoeing instructor, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator.
Jess joined the Conservancy in September 2011. She coordinates the Green & Grow program and assists with other education initiatives at the Conservancy such as: summer internships, the Dewey Demonstration Gardens, and our volunteer programs. Jess came to the Conservancy via the National Park Service where she coordinated an education and employment program, Branching Out. She is originally from Western Pennsylvania where she received her degree in Secondary Biology Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and earned her PA state teaching certificate.
Planning and Design
Linda joined the Conservancy in 2006. She is responsible for all planning and design functions of the Conservancy which range from capital improvement planning and project management of park amenities; design review of third party projects within the parks; and review of private development projects abutting the Greenway. Linda has over thirty years of experience in public project management, landscape design and construction, and city planning. Linda received a BA degree in Government/City Planning from Skidmore College and a Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design from Harvard University’s Radcliffe Seminars program.
Laura joined the Conservancy in May of 2010. She collaborates with other Conservancy departments to propose improvements along the Greenway and manages them throughout planning and design phases. Her projects have included the Dewey Demo Garden, adding tables and umbrellas to Chinatown and the Custom Carousel project. Laura holds a BA in Architectural Studies from Tufts University and is currently working on her MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts.
Jodi joined the Conservancy in August 2011; she oversees all private fundraising efforts for the Greenway Conservancy. Jodi has held fundraising positions at a variety of Boston non-profits for the past 19 years. She has held management roles at the Boston Children’s Chorus, the Children’s Trust Fund, and Casa Myrna Vazquez. She holds a bachelors of English and a bachelor's degree in communications from Canisius College and is a graduate of the UMass Emerging Leaders Program.
Ace started at the Conservancy in May of 2012 and acts as an aide to the Development team, including database administration and member correspondence. She comes to the Greenway from NEAVS, an animal advocacy organization. Ace holds a BA in English from Wells College.
Lisa joined the Conservancy in July 2011. She is responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements, required reports, annual budget, annual audit, support of payroll and oversight of financial controls. Lisa is a Certified Public Accountant and previously taught financial and managerial accounting at Boston College. Prior to teaching, Lisa was manager at Arthur Andersen. Lisa received a BA degree in Public Policy from Tulane University and a MS in Accounting from Northeastern University.
Amy joined the Conservancy in June 2010 and is the primary liaison to the Conservancy’s Board. She has also taken on the role of monitoring legislative and government affairs impacting the Conservancy and is the staff person coordinating the efforts for a Business Improvement District for Park Operations. Amy’s previous experience includes a number of positions in the administration of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino including advance, Director of City Council Relations, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern University and a BA in Political Science from Saint Anselm College.
Natalie joined the Conservancy in October 2012 and is responsible for bookkeeping and assisting with finances, as well as overseeing and maintaining daily office operations. Natalie’s previous experience includes work with The Boston Learning Center, as well as internships at United Planet and Community Alliance with Family Farmers. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Connecticut College.
Darryl joined the Conservancy in September 2006 and is responsible for all aspects of technology both on the Greenway and in the Conservancy's office, including the Greenway public Wi-Fi network, park systems, the website and IT. Darryl’s previous experience includes time with PNC and Harvard University. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs/Planning from Boston University and a BA in Economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.