Board of Directors

The Arboretum is governed by a volunteer board of directors who provide expertise, experience, and active enthusiasm for the Arboretum.

The Board of The Brenton Arboretum, November 1, 2019. Front row, left to right: Executive Director, Melissa Burdick, Bob Jester, Buz Brenton, and Sue Brenton. Middle row, left to right: Julie Brenton, Michelle Book, David Mackaman, Lockie Markusen, Bob German, Deb Wiley, Kim Edwards, and David Wilkerson. Back row, left to right: Jeff Iles, Fred Weitz, Bill Niebur, Doug Burnett, and Mike Simonson. Not pictured: Erna Morain, Ray Bening, Hannah Inman, and Tina Mowry Hadden.

Bob German – Chair

Deb Wiley – Vice Chair

David Mackaman – Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Erna Morain – Secretary

Ray Bening

Michelle Book

J.C. ‘Buz’ Brenton – Founder

Julie Brenton

Doug Burnett – Buildings & Grounds Committee Chair

Kim Edwards – Marketing Committee Chair

Jeff Iles – Collections Committee Chair

Hannah Inman

Lockie Markusen

Tina Mowry Hadden

Bill Niebur

Mike Simonson – Development Committee Chair

Fred Weitz

David Wilkerson – Education Committee Chair

Harry Stine – Honorary Board Member


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