Who Are We 2018-07-20T17:39:36+00:00


We provide help to a number of Arizona cities by cleaning up our local parks, planting trees, refreshing and repairing existing community garden beds, and much more. We provide these services because we recognize that sustainability is the core of continued improvement of the lives of Arizonans and the protection of the state’s natural resources.

Board of Directors

Jennifer Hawkey
Jennifer HawkeyPresident/Vice President
Mara Mann
Mara MannTreasurer
 Lauren Kuby
Lauren KubyBoard Member
Paul Hirt
Paul HirtBoard Member
Wesley Herche
Wesley HercheBoard Member
Jake Swanson
Jake SwansonBoard Member

Executive Director

Ashley Camhi
Ashley CamhiExecutive Director

Program Directors

Michelle Bevins
Michelle BevinsAssistant Executive Director
Ben Jendrick
Ben JendrickOperations Director
Emmery Ledin
Emmery LedinEvent and Social Media Director
April Atwood
April AtwoodCommunications Director
Janelle Nodar
Janelle NodarCommunications Assistant
Kristin Paxton
Kristin PaxtonDevelopment Director
Tony Perez
Tony PerezProgram Director
Nicole Sonnenburg
Nicole SonnenburgProgram Director
John GraberProgram Director
Neha Purohit
Neha PurohitProgram Director
Lana Hall
Lana HallGrants Manager
Kimberly Flebotte
Kimberly FlebotteGrant Writer
Cole PihlGrantwriter

Priority Leads

Courtni Tran
Courtni TranAdopt-A-Park
Kelsey McKeighan
Kelsey McKeighanAdopt-A-Park
Amanda Sardina
Amanda SardinaSustainable Business
Andrew Mason
Andrew MasonSustainable Business
Aubrey Urban
Aubrey UrbanUrban Forestry
Andrew Pisher
Andrew PisherUrban Forestry
Erin Pulford
Erin PulfordWater Resources Management
Tearsa Saffell
Tearsa SaffellSustainable Food Systems
Stephanie RosenCo-Lead Sustainable Food Systems
Karen Contos
Karen ContosRenewable Energy
Lindsey Corsack
Lindsey CorsackRenewable Energy
Allison Boley
Allison BoleyCity of Mesa Liaison
Jeff Grout
Jeff GroutCity of Tempe Liaison
Carl Parrish
Carl ParrishCo-Liaison for City of Tempe
Christina CalhounCity of Chandler Liaison


Briana Oliver
Briana OliverIntern

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

Ashley Camhi • Executive Director


Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever – Leonardo DiCaprio


Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing onto a statement of support that we will submit to the UN–and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the US made in Paris in 2015. – Michael Bloomberg


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead


Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin


“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
– Margaret Mead