Staff

Ever have a desire to discover? Ever have a desire to teach others what you've learned? We do - every day. By nature, that’s who we are. We’re the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, an international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing.

Executive

Edward Schneider, Ph.D.

President, Executive Director

Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Elizabeth Edwards

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Christie Eckler

Vice President for Advancement

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Connie Johnson

Director of Administration & HR Business Partner

Angie Peeples

Manager of Human Resource and Risk Administrator

Volunteers

Veronica Marquez

GROW Volunteer Coordinator

Montana Williams

Volunteer Manager

Research

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Barney L. Lipscomb

Director of BRIT Press and Library, Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Morgan Gostel, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Kim Norton Taylor

Conservation Research Botanist

Alejandra Vasco, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

GROWing Together

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Herbarium

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Joe Lippert

Digitization Coordinator

Ashley Bordelon

Herbarium Collections Assistant

Natch Rodriguez

Digitization Technician

BRIT Press

Barney L. Lipscomb

Director of BRIT Press and Library, Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany

Library

Barney L. Lipscomb

Director of BRIT Press and Library, Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany

Brandy Watts

BRIT Librarian

About GROW

Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

Tracy Friday

Director of the SEED School

Contact The Green Revolution Team

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Assistant

Green Revolution

Contact The Green Revolution Team

Advancement

Christie Eckler

Vice President for Advancement

Sara Richardson

Director of Philanthropy

Chris Smith

Director of Marketing and Communications

Katherine Campbell

Director of Membership

Chris Chilton

Corporate Relations Manager

Christy Brammer

Membership Coordinator

Operations

Elizabeth Edwards

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Keri McNew Barfield, M.S.

Accounting Coordinator & Programs Manager

Abby Tolmachoff

Accounting Coordinator

Robert Reyes

Maintenance Assistant

Kimberly Whitlock

Event and Rental Manager

Greg Gunn

Facilities Manager

Events and Rentals

Kimberly Whitlock

Event and Rental Manager