The Cultivators

Conceived in January 2016, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens Cultivators is a young professionals group for earth-lovers who are interested in connecting with other like-minded friends on the principles of environmental education, sustainability, and strengthening cultural life in our hometown.



The Cultivators Council is the leadership group of the Cultivators and operates under the umbrella of Waterfront Botanical Gardens. The goal of the Council is to promote and advocate for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens project within a younger demographic through monthly, consistent, and free touch-base events with a focus on education, conservation, community, and fun.

Interested in becoming a leader by joining the Cultivators Council? Email Allison Whitehouse at to learn more.

2021 Cultivators council


President – Wilson Ethington

Vice President – Tonya Record

Secretary – Becca Hagerty


Events Council Members

Nonprofit Partner Committee Chair – Chad Tolbert

WBG Volunteer Committee Chair – Todd Hudgens

Events Committee Chair – Brooke Gorbandt

Social Media Coordinator – Brandon Harwood

Nicole Humphrey

Jason Kyle


Upcoming Cultivators Events


stay tuned for new adventures in 2021!


As a Cultivator, you’ll have opportunities to join fellow team members in after-work soirees, seasonal events involving the garden site, volunteer opportunities specifically for Cultivators, and serving as an ambassador to the greater Louisville community.

To join, use the link below and fill out our membership form.

Become a Cultivator