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

Executive Assistant

Volunteers

Montana Williams

GROW 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.

Editor, Botanist, Living Roof Coordinator, Research-Education Liaison

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Kim Norton Taylor

Conservation Research Botanist

Alyssa B. Young

Research Manager and Special Collections Librarian

Morgan Gostel, Ph.D.

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

NLU Collections Assistant

Rachel Carmickle

Digitization Technician

Natch Rodriguez

Digitization Technician

BRIT Press

Barney L. Lipscomb

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

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Editor, Botanist, Living Roof Coordinator, Research-Education Liaison

Layla Luna

BRIT Press Coordinator

Library

Barney L. Lipscomb

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

Brandy Watts

BRIT Librarian

Alyssa B. Young

Research Manager and Special Collections Librarian

Education

Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Tracy Friday

Director of the SEED School

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

Contact The Green Revolution Team

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Cameron Barlow

Garden Program Specialist

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Green Revolution

Contact The Green Revolution Team

Advancement

Christie Eckler

Vice President for Advancement

Chris Chilton

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Sara Richardson

Director of Philanthropy

Katherine Campbell

Director of Membership

Chris Smith

Marketing Manager

Haley Hunter

Special Events Coordinator

Operations

Elizabeth Edwards

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Angie Peeples

Accounting & HR Coordinator

Keri McNew Barfield, M.S.

Accounting Coordinator & Programs Manager

Greg Gunn

Facilities Manager

Courtney Adams

Event and Rental Assistant

Robert Reyes

Maintenance Assistant

Kimberly Whitlock

Event and Rental Manager

Events and Rentals

Courtney Adams

Event and Rental Assistant

Kimberly Whitlock

Event and Rental Manager