Kasey Maier, President (bio)

John King, Director of Development

Elizabeth Chandler, Development Manager (bio)

Allison Whitehouse, Adult Engagement Manager (bio)

Amy DeFigueiredo, Staff Accountant

Daniel Cash, Facilities Coordinator

Duncan Cherry, Office Manager

Jamie Burghardt, Director of Horticulture & Education (bio)

Jeff Cummins, Director of Finance & Operations (bio)

Andrew Hagerty, Lead Horticulturist (bio)

Wanda Peck, Youth Education Specialist

Cayce Crowder Abellard, Special Events Manager

Chelsea Hicks, Horticulturist – Avish




Officers of the Board

Jon Salomon, Chair (bio)
Attorney, Tachau Meek PLC

Greg Braun, Vice-Chair (bio)
Owner & Founder, Maid in Louisville

Valerie J. Smith, Secretary (bio)
Tourism Consultant, Photographer

Susan Howard, Treasurer (bio)
Assistant Director of Tax Services, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC


Board of Directors

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

Gordon Brown (bio)
Retired, Former President & CEO, Home of the Innocents

Greg Buccola (bio)
Managing Principal, KPFF Consulting Engineers

Karen Dahlem (bio)
President, Dahlem Consulting

Dean Dimitropoulos (bio)
Director of Finance and Accounting at PharmaCord

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

Margaret (Peggy) Grant (bio)
Attorney, Stites & Harbison PLLC

Dominic Gratto (bio)
Senior Director of Construction, CVS Health

Will Greene (bio)
Owner, Vanguard Cleaning Solutions of Louisville & Lexington

David Grey (bio)
Senior Data Scientist of Global Production, Brown-Forman


Bob Hill
Retired, Owner, Hidden Hill Nursery

Caroline Lussky
Pharmaceutical Rep, Ascend Therapeutics

Scott Neff (bio)
Co-CEO, The Glenview Trust Company

Nejma Piagentini (bio)
Environmental Scientist

Merry-Kay Poe
President, Unbridled Films LLC

Glenn Sullivan (bio)
President & CEO, The Sullivan University System, Inc.

Kenisha Thompson (bio)
Gray Matter Strategy Consulting

Brian Voelker (bio)
Director, Care Marketing, Humana

Bill Wade
National Program Director, BMW CCA Foundation

Kathleen Watkins
Vice President, Estate Settlement Advisor Senior, PNC Bank



career opportunities


None at this time


internships are currently filled through fall 2020
all applications for new internships should be submitted by Feb. 1, 2021

College students interested in internships with Waterfront Botanical Gardens should email a letter-of-interest and a current resumé to Limited paid and unpaid opportunities (for college credit only) exist during the year, typically on a semester to semester basis, and include opportunities in: marketing, horticulture, curation, education, and general business administration.