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“Phenomenal is just one of the many descriptors that can be applied to the impact of Granny’s Garden School on our children, staff, and community.” Kevin Boys, Ed.D., Former Superintendent Loveland City Schools


We are blessed with a strong team that consists of a volunteer Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of mostly part time seasonal employees, a strong group of dedicated volunteers and low turnover.

Roberta Paolo (Granny-Executive Director), Board of Directors: Ali Margello (President), Vaishali Barad (Treasurer), Pat Barnes, Chris Timman (Secretary), Dave Bauer (Technology Support), Sid Raisch (Green industry), Cynthia Ris (Development), Sally Slattery (Marketing).

Executive Team  – Volunteers – Molly Fitzmaurice, Nancy Garfinkel, Megan Graff

Support team – Executive Assistant – Ev Coleman (Volunteers: Julie Jones, Phyllis Carrol, Judy Chamberlain, Alice Tennenbaum

Photography/Videography team: (Volunteers Sara Huber, Phyllis Carrol)

Technology/Website team (Volunteers – Dave Bauer, Steve Mayer, Robin Phillips.)

Finance Department – Bookkeeper: Margaret Burgdorf (Volunteers – Pat Woods and Vaishali Barad)

Education Department:  Jody Maher (Education Director)

Garden Educators Loveland: Connie Bateman, Lori Christian, Christine Rasmussen, Bev Seibert, Shannon Russell, Megan Hogan.  Princeton: Joe Clear, Susan Vonderhaar, Kim Forman.

Garden Team:

  • Sheila Segrist – Flower gardens and special gardens at Loveland and all gardens and nature trail at Loveland Early Childhood Center.
  • Patrice Burton – Class gardens and Harvest Helper program at Loveland Primary and Elementary Schools
  • Shionee Blust – General garden support, grower and garden mapping at all Loveland Schools.
  • Joe Clear – General garden manager of flower/vegetable garden areas and nature trail at Stewart Elementary School.
  • Garden volunteers – Loveland – Judy Chamberlain, Phyllis, Pat Savoti, Ann Gunn, Carole Sudbrack.
  • About 1,000 community service, student and corporate volunteers each year.

Plant Sale Committee:

Jim and Kathy O’Keefe, Al Krismer, Nancy Garfinkel, Ann Gunn, Carol Sudbrack, Janet Fahrenbruck-Lynch, Pat Woods, Ron Sheets, Sarah Huber, Sylvia Hoffman, Tina Hudson.