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

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Christie Eckler, LMSW, CFRE

Vice President for Advancement

Ennis Anderson

Vice President of Operations

Tracy Friday

VP of Education & Volunteers

Connie Johnson

Director of Administration

Angie Peeples

Manager of Human Resource and Risk Administrator

Research

Peter Fritsch, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research / Director of the Herbarium

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs

Manuela Dal Forno, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Morgan Gostel, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Alejandra Vasco, Ph.D.

Research Botanist

Kim Norton Taylor

Conservation Research Botanist

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Barney L. Lipscomb

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

Brandy Watts

BRIT Librarian

Sydney Jackson

Conservation Technician & Herbarium Digitization Technician

Diego Barroso

TORCH TCN Project Manager

Kimberly Shay

Press Coordinator and Assistant Editor

Erin Flinchbaugh

Conservation Program Assistant

Education

Tracy Friday

VP of Education & Volunteers

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Specialist

Demekia Biscoe

Innovative Learning Manager

Volunteers

Montana Williams

Director of Volunteer Services

Veronica Marquez

GROW Volunteer Coordinator

Advancement

Christie Eckler, LMSW, CFRE

Vice President for Advancement

Sara Richardson

Director of Philanthropy

Chris Smith

Director of Marketing and Communications

Katherine Campbell

Director of Membership

Christy Brammer

Membership Coordinator

Finance & Accounting

Keri McNew Barfield

Director of Finance

Abby Tolmachoff

Accounting Coordinator

Operations

Ennis Anderson

Vice President of Operations

Lydia McConathy

Event and Rental Manager

Robert Reyes

Maintenance Assistant

Kimberly Whitlock

Event and Rental Manager

Greg Gunn

Facilities 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

Digitization Technician

Natch Rodriguez

Digitization Technician

Diego Barroso

TORCH TCN Project Manager

Kelly Carroll

Digitization Technician

Jessica Lane

Herbarium Assistant

Rachel Carmickle

Herbarium Technician

Sydney Jackson

Conservation Technician & Herbarium Digitization Technician

Library

Barney L. Lipscomb

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

Brandy Watts

BRIT Librarian

BRIT Press

Barney L. Lipscomb

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

Kimberly Shay

Press Coordinator and Assistant Editor

GROWing Together

Tracy Friday

VP of Education & Volunteers

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Green Revolution

Demekia Biscoe

Innovative Learning Manager

Events and Rentals

Kimberly Whitlock

Event and Rental Manager

Lydia McConathy

Event and Rental Manager