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Contact Us


Main Garden Phone: (760) 436-3036
For general information and ticketing questions use extension 231.
For Tours, classes, and programs use extension 209.

Fax: (760) 632-0917

E-mail: info@sdbgarden.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 230005, Encinitas, CA 92023
Physical Address: 300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Please dial the main Garden number, 760/ 436-3036 and these extensions.

Public Relations/Media Contact:
Ashley Grable
Communications and External Relations Manager
(760) 436-3036 x204
E-mail: agrable@SDBGarden.org

President & CEO, Ari Novy, PhD, anovy@SDBGarden.org 220
Controller, Colleen Walsh, CPA, cwalsh@SDBGarden.org   203
Accounting Clerk, Melissa Barrison, mbarrison@SDBGarden.org    
Administrative Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the CEO, Susan Parker, sparker@SDBGarden.org   220
Payroll and Administration Manager, Liz Dill, ldill@SDBGarden.org   224
Senior Director, People and Culture, Jill Gardner, jgardner@SDBGarden.org   219
Volunteer Coordinator, Caren Clayton, cclayton@SDBGarden.org   206
Senior Philanthropy Officer, Lenise Andrade, landrade@SDBGarden.org   205
Communications and External Relations Manager, Ashley Grable, agrable@SDBGarden.org   204
Graphic Design & Digital Media Specialist, Maria de Lourdes Muñoz, lmunoz@SDBGarden.org   222
Education/Visitor Services/Membership    
Senior Director of Education and Visitor Services, Tomoko Kuta, tkuta@SDBGarden.org   218
Education Manager, Sarah Morgan, ssickler@SDBGarden.org   209
Education Specialist, Anna Arft, aarft@SDBGarden.org   209
Visitor Services Supervisor, Nicolette Tennis, ntennis@SDBGarden.org   216
Lead Visitor Services Associate, Tyler Smith, tsmith@SDBGarden.org   231
Visitor Services Associate, Ariana Carter, acarter@SDBGarden.org    
Visitor Services Associate, Christiana Hellinga, chellinga@SDBGarden.org   231
Visitor Services Associate, Allison Smiley, asmiley@SDBGarden.org   231
Membership Coordinator, Joshua Pinpin, jpinpin@SDBGarden.org   217
Membership Assistant, Wendy Czech, wczech@SDBGarden.org   215
Membership Assistant, Beth Moss, bmoss@SDBGarden.org   214
Deputy CEO and Sr. Director of Horticulture & Facilities, Brandi Eide beide@SDBGarden.org   202
Director of Gardens, John Clements, jclements@SDBarden.org   227
Curator of Collections, Jeremy Bugarchich, jbugarchich@SDBGarden.org   230
Gardener, Zoe Brezak, zbrezak@SDBGarden.org    
Gardener, Eric Evans, eevans@SDBGarden.org    
Gardener, Sammy Jones, sjones@SDBGarden.org    
Gardener, Tory Massie, tmassie@SDBGarden.org    
Gardener, Danny Salgado, dsalgado@SDBGarden.org    
Wedding and Events Manager, Lita Dantes, ldantes@SDBGarden.org   211
Project and Construction Close-out Manager, Joe Clarke, jclarke@SDBGarden.org    
Director of Facilities, Sergio Bautista, sbautista@SDBGarden.org    
Facilities Assistant, Francisco Carrillo Cruz, fcruz@SDBGarden.org    
Facilities Assistant, Jose Flores, jflores@SDBGarden.org    
Facilities Assistant, Wilfredo Garcia Ramirez, wgarcia-ramirez@SDBGarden.org    
Science and Conservation    
Senior Director of Science and Conservation, Colin Khoury, PhD, ckhoury@SDBGarden.org    
Director of Conservation Horticulture, Tony Gurnoe, tgurnoe@SDBGarden.org   229
Conservation Specialist II, Rachel Sadowski, rsadowski@SDBGarden.org