Sean Hogan

Pronouns: he/him Sean’s objective is to popularize the unlimited joys of the plant world through education, outreach, example, and contagious enthusiasm. Currently, his focus has been on the introduction of new and appropriate plants to Western North America, and specifically, the popularization of under-used and unknown plants for summer-dry climates. Sean served as the Director […]

Dan Pogust

Pronouns: they/them Dan fell in love with plants when they were 11 years old at a summer camp in Northern Connecticut, but it wasn’t until they moved to Portland to study English at Reed College that it became an obsession. At Reed, Dan honed their writing skills as they looked towards a future in marketing […]

Kate Bodin

Kate Bodin

Pronouns: she/her Kate is leading the effort to build our garden in partnership with the co-founders and founding staff. Not only does Kate bring years of leadership and management experience, but she also has a passion for building programs and loves working with people and plants. Before becoming a registered horticultural therapist, she spent eleven […]

Eric Paine

Pronouns: he/him As the CEO of Community Development Partners, Eric focuses on corporate strategy and business development in addition to overseeing the Oregon team’s development work. Eric’s lifelong passion for modern design, art, and ecology helps to shape the vision for CDP communities. He also is very involved with guiding the creation and implementation of […]

Robin Grimwade

Pronouns: he/him Robin has over 20 years international experience as a management executive, strategist, and change leader. He’s held various management and leadership roles with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations both within Australia and the United States. Throughout his career he’s played a key role in strengthening the linkages between modern business practices and the […]

Matt Leid

Pronouns: he/him As a finance manager, Matt thrives on opportunities to help address complex business issues with solid analytics and creative problem solving. He developed a love of plant and animal life during his childhood in the Blue Mountains and is passionate about building an appreciation for nature in his community. He also cares deeply […]

Zoe Nielsen

Pronouns: she/her After a career in law and international relations, Zoe has returned to an early interest in plants and the natural world. Originally from Australia, Zoe has a degree in landscape architecture and over 15 years experience in the nonprofit world. She has been a founding member of two nonprofit boards. Zoe is excited […]

Brendan Doyle

Pronouns: he/him Brendan is helping the Land Acquisition Committee find a new home for Portland Botanical Gardens. He brings years of planning and policy development experience from his role as a Senior Advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency in air and water quality, land re-use, and disaster response management. While serving on Senator Ron […]

Anne King

Pronouns: she/her Anne is a passionate advocate for cultivating a love of gardens, particularly in children. Growing up in the Washington, DC area, Anne frequented the United States Botanic Garden and enjoyed it as a wondrous escape into a world of plants. Now, she appreciates the variety of nature in Portland while creating her own […]

Ty Seely

Pronouns: he/him Ty Seely is from Hillsboro, Oregon. He attended Oregon State University where he got his bachelor’s in horticulture and is now pursuing his master’s degree in plant breeding and genetics in North Carolina. A plant fanatic at his core, he’s passionate about species especially. After obtaining his master’s, he hopes to either pursue […]