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The San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department provides horticultural leadership and oversight, as well as management and maintenance of buildings and grounds, including gardeners and their supervisors. With the help of its members, donors and volunteers, the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (SFBGS) funds Garden improvements, provides curatorial and plant collections management services, propagates plants for sale to the public, maintains the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, offers year-round educational and community programming, operates the Garden's bookstore and welcomes annually more than 350,000 visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and around the world.

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society


General Information

(415) 661-1316
1199 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122
Main Gate Kiosk(415) 368-5406 
North Gate Kiosk(415) 368-6500 


Cindy LangExecutive Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 401
Sue Ann SchiffExecutive Director(415) 661-1316 ext 415


Dennis GutmannBookstore Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 408
Vicky JulianBookstore Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 408

Development & Membership

Andi ForkerDirector of Development(415) 661-1316 ext 305
Elisa HeikkilaAssociate Director of Development(415) 661-1316 ext 312
Janet JacobsProject Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 302
Megan Murphy Donor Services Officer (415) 661-3090 ext 313
Patty Rodgers Development Associate (415) 661-3090 ext 306

Finance & Administration

Kim McCallOffice Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 417
Matt AyotteDirector of Finance & Administration(415) 661-1316 ext 307
Rey CanoyStaff Accountant(415) 661-1316 ext 300

Learning & Engagement

Abbey LevantiniAssistant Librarian(415) 661-1316 ext 403
Annette HuddleDirector of Youth Education(415) 661-1316 ext 406
Brandy KuhlHead Librarian(415) 661-1316 ext 403
Chloe WielandVolunteer Services Manager.(415) 661-1316 ext 400
Dot BrownLibrary Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 414
Gretchen NorrellChildren's Garden Educator(415) 637-4373
Jessa BarzelayDirector of Learning & Engagement (415) 661-1316 ext 427
Kendra HauserYouth Education Program Manager (415) 661-1316 ext 407
Liza KachkoInterpretive Training Coordinator415.661.1316 ext 438
Nichole DavisLead Children's Garden Intern(415) 661-1316 ext 419

Marketing & Communications

Brendan LangeDirector of Visitor Experience & Marketing (415) 661-1316 ext 416
Nina SazevichPublicist(415) 752-2483

Plant Collections

Corey S. Barnes Associate Curator (415) 661-1316 ext 411
Diane GlaubNursery Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 429
Don MahoneyCurator Emeritus(415) 661-1316 ext 429
Mark SklarCuratorial Assistant(415) 661-3089
Mona BourellPlant Collections Registrar(415) 661-1316 ext 405
Olivier ThériaultCuratorial Assistant(415) 661-1316 ext 405
Steve GenslerGIS Manager(415) 661-1316 ext 410

Visitor Experience

Manager on Duty (415) 368-5007
Main Gate Kiosk (415) 368-5406
North Gate Kiosk (415) 368-6500
Brendan LangeDirector of Visitor Experience & Marketing (415) 661-1316 ext 416
Karla SchiemannVisitor Services Supervisor(415) 661-1316 ext 412
Marie Cerda Visitor Services Lead Agent 
Morgan Stickrod Visitor Services Lead Agent 
Tom KolbeckVisitor Services Lead Agent 
Angela Moore-EvansVisitor Services Agent  
Calum CraikVisitor Services Agent  
Emily HustonVisitor Services Agent 
Gary M. BrowdVisitor Services Agent  
Gloria Torres RiggsVisitor Services Agent  
Jane SneedVisitor Services Agent  
Krisa MooreVisitor Services Agent  
Mary Torres Volken Visitor Services Agent  
Melissa GrubaughVisitor Services Agent  
Robin ThomasVisitor Services Agent  
Will LivingstonVisitor Services Agent  

San Francisco Recreation and Parks


San Francisco Recreation and Parks Administration

Matthew StephensGarden Director(415) 317-9901
Bob Fiorello Chief Horticulturist (415) 917-6125
Jeanne RichNursery Specialist (415) 661-3090 ext. 429
Kern LeeCounty Fair Building Facility Coordinator(415) 831-5500 ext 3
Diane ReaSan Francisco Botanical Garden Facility Rental Coordinator(415) 831-5500


Diane Schaumleffel   
Dolores Gamez   
Gabriel Ortega   
Jason Martinez   
Owen O'Connor   
Patrick Quinn   
Shannon Sweeney   
Tyler Taunton   
SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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