Our People

Some of our staff and board at a 2019 training event in Davis.

Board Members

  • Greg McPherson, President
    Emeritus Professor, UC Davis Graduate Group in Geography; USFS Emeritus Research Scientist
  • Larry Guenther, Vice-President
    Davis Tree Commissioner
  • Paul Meyerhoff, Treasurer
    Founder and Principal of Symphony Financial Planning, LLC
  • Stephanie Holstege, Secretary
    Environmental Scientist
  • Diane Crumley, Grant Writer
  • Emily Griswold, Director of GATEways Horticulture and Teaching Gardens, UC Davis
  • David B. Robinson, Owner, Aspen Pest Management
  • Anna Safford, Urban Forest Technician City of Davis
  • Wesley Sagewalker, Partner, Gateway Development Company and Partner, Spafford & Lincoln
  • Don Shor, Owner, Redwood Barn Nursery Inc.
  • Luke Vitanza, Wonderful Sales, NorCal Supervisor

Emeritus Board

  • Rob Cain, Urban Forest Manager, City of Davis
  • Bob Cordrey, City of Davis (retired), Consultant
  • Phil Kitchen, Business Owner, Three Palms Nursery
  • Lois Wolk, State Senator, Fifth District, Former Davis Mayor


  • Erin Donley Marineau,
    Executive Director
  • Yael Franco,
    ISA Certified Arborist, Program Manager, Community Canopy
  • Emma Centeno, Urban Forestry Specialist
  • Nancy Chavez, Urban Forestry Specialist
  • John Carson, Urban Forestry Specialist
  • Wyatt Garrett, Urban Forestry Specialist
  • Katherine Woodruff, Urban Forestry Specialist
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