Program and Operations Director
Beverly joined VGI in July 2016 as our Education Programs Manager and is now the Program and Operations Director, focusing on adult and youth gardening education programs.
- Education BA Candidate - Accounting University of Alaska
- Experience She joins us with 20+ years of training and management experience in the healthcare sector, most recently as a clinic manager for 14 years with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition to operational acumen, Beverly brings her experience and passion of working with youth, which has been displayed as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout leader as well as a pediatric clinic manager to VGI and the youth program at the Victory Garden Urban Farm.
- Skills Coming from Alaska, Beverly, grew up camping and fishing in one of the most beautiful states. Part of growing up was learning to “put away” food for those long winter months, finding fresh fruits and vegetables expensive and hard to come by. Moving to Wisconsin, she learned to love gardening and growing her own food. Beverly now landscapes her home with fruits, vegetables, and herbs, sharing this passion with her family and enjoying the bounty almost year-round. As a personal side note: you can often find her embroidering small thread balls called Temari balls, reading books, cooking, or finding new recipes for her food smoker. Beverly would love to meet you and is best found leading the Food Leader Certificate Program, acting as the Volunteer Coordinator, sharing the mission of VGI through the Membership program, and guiding the Youth Education and FarmStand Program.