Botanical Garden staff members and their contact information are listed below. For general information, please call 515.323.6290 or email

Stephanie Jutila
President and CEO
Direct Phone: 515.323.6261

Molly Bonnstetter
Development Database Manager
Direct Phone:  515.402.4279

Susan Cory
Volunteer Manager
Direct Phone:  515.323.6293

Carolyn Formanek
Retail and Guest Experience Supervisor
Direct Phone: 515.402.4276

Aaron Harpold
Assistant Director of Horticulture
Direct Phone:  515.402.4285

Leslie Hunter
Senior Horticulturist
Direct Phone:  515.323.6296

Amanda Jordan
Membership Engagement Manager
Direct Phone:  515.323.6265

Paula Hutton McKinley
Public Engagement Manager
Direct Phone:  515.402.4283

Alex Nuzum
Youth Education Coordinator
Direct Phone:  515.402.4273

Dawn Parizek
Retail and Guest Experience Supervisor
Direct Phone: 515.402.4276

Kelly Reilly
Director of Marketing
Direct Phone:  515.402.4274

Kate Selden-Egge
Executive Assistant
Direct Phone:  515.402.4275

Heather Wilson
Adult Education Coordinator
Direct Phone:  515.402.4277

Sydney Algreen-Hunter
Assistant Director of Education
Direct Phone: 515.323.6297

Azure Christensen
Director of Philanthropy
Direct Phone: 515.323.6289

Ryan Drake
Ecological Horticulturist
Direct Phone: 515.323.6296

Laurie Haeder
Events and Venue Coordinator
Direct Phone:  515.402.4282

Marc Helm
Director of Facilities
Direct Phone:  515.323.6291

Kimberly James
Production Horticulturist
Direct Phone:  515.323.6296

Sara Lemke
Assistant Director of Philanthropy
Direct Phone:  515.402.4280

Kelly D. Norris
Director of Horticulture and Education
Direct Phone:  515.323.6299

Spencer O’Bryan
Curatorial Technician
Direct Phone: 515.402.4284

David Regan
Assistant Director of Retail and Guest Experience
Direct Phone:  515.402.4281

Bailey Scharff
Events and Venue Manager
Direct Phone:  515.323.6294

Whitney Tabbert
Social Media and Marketing Manager
Direct Phone:  515.402.4286