Philip Koester, President & CEO


Lori Kay Scott, Director of Development


Andrew Hagerty, Director of Horticulture


Amy DeFigueiredo, Accounting Manager


Duncan Cherry, Marketing and Media Manager


Molly Young, Volunteer and Membership Manager


Dan Cash, Facilities Coordinator


Jordyn Fowler, Special Events Coordinator


Alivia Ryan, Horticulture Specialist

Megan Cooper Bibelhauser, Director of Marketing & Communications


Jen O’Connell, Director of Events


Wanda Peck, Director of Education


Rosie Devine, Development Administrative Manager


Drew Combs, Horticulture Manager


Abby Fleming, Special Events Coordinator


Haley Justice, Human Resources & Administrative Manager


Mary Miller, Grant Writer

Officers of the Board

Margaret Bell, Chair (bio)
Retired, Former Managing Director, Fort Washington Investment Advisors

Nancy Davis, Vice-Chair
Retired, Former CFO Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company

Will Greene, Secretary (bio)
Owner, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Louisville

Ben Ruley, Treasurer (bio)
Vice-President of Financial Planning Analysis, Tri-Arrows Aluminum

Board of Directors

Frank (Tre) Campisano (bio)
Executive Director of Sales at

David Carpenter (bio)
President/CEO, Japan / American Society of Kentucky

Karen Dahlem (bio)
President, Dahlem Consulting

Mary Gwyne Dougherty (bio)
Human Resource Consulting Manager at Mash McLennan

Kevin Fennell (bio)
Architect, Calhoun Construction

Matthew Boone Gardiner (bio)
Owner & President, Boone Gardiner Landscape and Farm

David Graeser (bio)
Retired, President, Bohnert Equipment Co., Inc.

Joe Graviss (bio)
Former Kentucky State Representative, District 56 

Sally Gray
Community Leader and Volunteer

David Grey (bio)
Senior Machine Learning Data Scientist, Optum

Kathy Oyler
Community Leader and Volunteer

Matthew Rutherford (bio)
Self employed

Chase Sanders (bio)
Senior Investor Relations Analyst, Brown-Forman

Frances M. Scholtz
Community Leader and Volunteer

Ben Simmons (bio)
Associate & Client Liaison, Schmidt Associates

Clay Stinnett (bio)
CFO, EVP, Stock Yards Bank & Trust

Kristen Webb
Owner and Attorney at KWH Law, PLLC 

Robert McDowell (Mac) Willett
Owner, R. M. Willett Properties and Willett Lumber Co.





Director of Finance

The Director of Finance plays a pivotal role in managing and overseeing the financial operations of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Reporting to the President and CEO, this position ensures accurate financial record-keeping, financial reporting, budget management, and compliance. The Director of Finance also supervises the Accounting Manager.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Interim CFO Beverly Bruyneel at

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