Grow Pittsburgh would be nothing without the amazing group of individuals and organizations that support our work every year. Please peruse this section to learn more about our staff and board.

Our staff is hard-working and passionate about urban agriculture. We also have a lot of fun! If you are interested in contacting someone about a particular please use the email addresses below. If you have general questions, please email us at

Our Staff

Christina Bard
Development Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 119

Eva Barinas
School Garden Coordinator
412-362-4769 Ext. 112

Raqueeb Bey
Garden Resource Center Coordinator

Adia Effiong
Learning Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 216

Robert Grey
Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator
412-362-4769 Ext. 114

Deirdra Harris Glover
Operations and Communications Coordinator
412-362-4769 Ext. 207

Denele Hughson
Director of Farm Education
412-362-4769 Ext. 104

Redding Jackson
Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 222

Rebekah Jenkins
Director of Operations
412-362-4769 Ext. 100

Alyssa Kail
Community Garden Sustainability Coordinator

Nick Lubecki
Braddock Farms Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 111

Carla Lukehart
Learning Garden Project Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 111

Marisa Manheim
Director of Policy
412-362-4769 Ext. 103

Jim Rowell
Director of School Garden Programs
412-362-4769 Ext. 202

Jake Seltman
Executive Director
412-362-4769 Ext. 201

Rayden Sorock
Director of Community Projects
412-362-4769 Ext. 113

Michelle Soto
Learning Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 121

Russ Thorsen
Community Garden Coordinator

Will Tolliver
Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 209

Tacumba Turner
Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 217

Our Board

Shannon Anglero

Jacob Bacharach
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Jennifer Bonfili
New Hazlett Theater; Avenue B/B Gourmet

Chris Fletcher
Chris Fletcher Communications

Vikki Ayanna Jones
Sankofa Village for the Arts/Mosaic

Anne Marie Kuchera
Vice Chair
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh

Sarah Miley
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Ryan Misenheimer
Grossman, Yanak & Ford

Kelly Price

Alexander Saksen
Gorden & Rees LLP

Quincy Swatson
The Door Campaign

Sara Thompson
Pashek Associates

Damon Weiss
Ethos Collaborative