bf-12Grow Pittsburgh is pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Jake Seltman!

Jake is our current Director of Educational Programming and has been with Grow Pittsburgh for four years. In that time he has been instrumental in significantly growing the organization and our educational offerings, including our partnership in the Learning Garden program with The Kitchen Community.

“Working at Grow Pittsburgh alongside such an amazing staff and greater community has been the highlight of my professional career,” said Jake. “It is an honor and privilege to step into this leadership role in support of all of the great work that we do and I look forward to continuing to share my passion and belief in our mission and values as Executive Director.”

“Our search process brought forward many qualified candidates but Jake stood out from the start with his education background, urban gardening knowledge, and genuine passion for the mission and values of Grow Pittsburgh,” said Shannon Anglero, Chair of the Executive Director Search Committee and Vice Chair of the Grow Pittsburgh Board of Directors. “We have no doubt Jake will successfully lead Grow Pittsburgh though our next chapter, and we are excited to work with him to promote our mission and vision within the community.”

We are excited to have Jake take the lead at Grow Pittsburgh beginning January 2, 2017. Our current Executive Director Julie Butcher Pezzino will be working alongside Jake early in the year to assure a smooth transition. Stay tuned for more updates, and congratulations Jake!