Powell Gardens' staff includes a talented crew of people who keep the Gardens looking spectacular and running efficiently! In addition to the horticulturists and gardeners you see in the Gardens and the friendly employees who greet you as you enter, we also have people raising funds, coordinating volunteer schedules, planning classes for kids and adults, selecting items for Perennial Gifts, maintaining the property, crunching numbers, handling human resource issues, fixing computers, coordinating rentals, publicizing the Gardens and much more. It is a small staff—for example, one department of two handles accounting, human resources and information technology. We employ 40 people year-round and nearly 60 during the peak season. Click a photo or name to learn more about each staff member.
Tabitha Schmidt, President and Executive Director
Mark Gawron, Horticulturist - Heartland Harvest Garden
Haley Drake, Gardener- Heartland Harvest Garden
Eric Wagner, Gardener - Heartland Harvest Garden
Brant Smith, Gardener - Greenhouse
Hazel, Mouse Detail