Why such a small staff?

Most public gardens this size and scope would have an average of 20 plus full-time staff. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens operates with a minimal staff, thanks in-part to its extensive use of community volunteers (primarily seniors, youth and handicapped individuals).

Tina Worthman


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Aaron Sommers

Paul Smith Children's Village Manager

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Nettie Eakes

Horticulture and Operations Supervisor

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Isaiah Smith

Interior Horticulturist

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Eric Roadifer

Interior Operations Coordinator

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Jacob Mares

Exterior Horticulturist

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Amelia Bales

Events Coordinator

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Trudy Fox

Volunteer Coordinator

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Lanna Donn

Office Manager

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Jessica Lovett

Maintenance Custodian

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Mandy Stanley

Guest Experience Coordinator/Tilted Tulip Gift Shop Manager

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Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Foundation Staff

Jill Lovato

Foundation Executive Director

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Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Board

Board Members

    • Renee Middleton – Chair
    • Derek Baker – Vice-Chair
    • Jeffrey Nieters – Treasurer
    • Ermalinda Hernandez – Secretary (Volunteer Representative)
    • Chris Boswell
    • Ty Berry
    • Alfrieda Gonzales
    • Susan Hammel
    • Khale Lenhart
    • Laura Lewis
    • Ray Martin – Past Chair
    • Teresa Moore (Director of the City Department of Community Recreation and Events)
    • Dr. Mark Rinne (City Council Representative)
    • Mike Shonsey
    • Tina Worthman – Ex Officio
    • Kerri Young
  • Emeritus Board Members
    • Steve Kline
    • Cindy Pomeroy
    • Lynn Simons
    • Shane Smith, Director Emeritus