Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Young Friends Board

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Board of Directors

This amazing group of individuals is the stem to our leaves. Our board is an important part of our growth and development; they keep everything smooth and iron out any corporate road bumps. Making our city greener would be harder, if not impossible, without their insight, hard work and leadership.

Kevin Atkins, Ameren
Melanie Bernds, Rabo Financial
Lisa Ann Douglass, Healing Seeds of Eden
Nic Brinker, Clearway Energy
Susan Brown, Rocket Travel
Ann Smith Carr
Chad Follis, Hummert International
Audrey Green, United Soybean Board
Matt Hoffman (Past Chair), MRP Capital Group
Katie Jenner, Husch Blackwell
Bob Lampe, Home State Health/Centene
Sheila Pearson, REJIS
Brooke Roseberry, US Bank CDC
JD Rossouw, Bayer
Julie M. Thomas (Secretary), Edward Jones
Zar Toolan, Edward Jones
April Troxel (Chair), Pacific Life
Wendy Vlieks
Bryan Welge (Treasurer), Commerce Bank

Advisory Board

Here’s our advisory council. Just like your big brother or sister, it’s always good to have sound advice. And we’re no different. These people live and breathe Seed St. Louis to make sure we’re heading in the right direction.

Melissa Breed-Parks, Garden Leader, MRH Middle School
Ron Brown, Garden Leader, Friends of the Market Community Garden
Andy Cross, Garden Leader, McPherson Community Garden
Anne Cummings, Garden Leader, Brittany Woods Middle School
Sandra Davie, Former Garden Leader
Beverly Dyson, Former Garden Leader, Demo Garden Volunteer
Mike and Paula Herries, Garden Leaders, St. Francis of Assisi School
Patricia Jones, Garden Leader, The Ville Community Garden
Susan Kennedy, Demo Garden Volunteer
Andrew Miller, Normandy School District
Phedra Nelson, Garden Leader, Emerson YMCA
Phyllis Nolan, Fox Park Farm
Myra Rosenthal, Garden of Eden at the JCC, St. Louis Jewish Community Center
Hannah Reinhart, St. Louis Science Center
Albert Sanders, Garden Leader, Adams Elementary School
Laurie Tretter-Larkin, Blades Elementary
Rosie Willis, Garden Leader, Fresh Starts Community Garden

Young Friends Board

Ben Daugherty, earthday365
Connie Flachs, Washington University
Marla Guggenheimer, Jewish Federation of
St. Louis
Jackson Hambrick, Foodshed
Claire Krofft, Missouri Botanical Garden
Hunter Maret, EFS Energy
Maureen McCarthy, East-West Gateway Council of Governments
Suzie Schmitt, Anvil Analytics and Insights
Lisa Slama, Jack Morton Worldwide
Benjamin Struemph, Mercy St. Louis

Volunteer at a Garden or Orchard

Are you ready to volunteer at a Seed St. Louis garden? Volunteering with Seed St. Louis is a great hands-on way for individuals and groups to support their community.

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Want to Learn with Us?

Seed St. Louis hosts over 40 free virtual classes throughout the year. Our staff provides a wide variety of classes for all gardening enthusiasts.

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