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

Mario Columbia
Mario ColumbiaVice President
Mara Mann
Mara MannTreasurer
Ashley Knudsen
Ashley KnudsenSecretary
Paul Hirt
Paul HirtBoard Member
Kena Fedorschak
Kena FedorschakBoard Member
Cynthia Nesser
Cynthia NesserBoard Member
Sarah Brown
Sarah BrownBoard Member
Gary Bonkowski
Gary BonkowskiBoard Member
Mahes Prasad
Mahes PrasadBoard Member
Lauren Arndt
Lauren ArndtBoard Member

Executive Team

Ashley Camhi
Ashley CamhiExecutive Director
Aubrey Urban
Aubrey UrbanPrograms Director


Yurie Levack
Yurie LevackPrograms Manager
Kelsey McKeighan
Kelsey McKeighanPriority Lead
Courtni Tran
Courtni TranPriority Co-Lead
Tearsa Saffell
Tearsa SaffellPriority Lead
Sustainable Food Systems
Ali Duncan
Ali DuncanPriority Co-Lead
Sustainable Food Systems
Lindsey Corsack
Lindsey CorsackPriority Lead
Renewable Energy
Samantha Ross
Samantha RossPriority Co-Lead
Renewable Energy
David Fitzgerald
David FitzgeraldPriority Lead
Water Resources Management
Erin Pulford
Erin PulfordPriority Co-Lead
Water Resources Management
Neha Purohit
Neha PurohitPriority Co-Lead

City Liaisons

Josh Moore
Josh MooreCity of Gilbert Liason
Andrew Mason
Andrew MasonCity of Glendale Liaison
Gary Bonkowski
Gary BonkowskiCity of Phoenix Liaison
Frances DeWindtCity of Avondale Liaison
Tony Reid
Tony ReidCity of Mesa Liaison
Alex Grimes
Alex GrimesCity of Tempe Liaison

Project Coordinators

Gabrielle Pettit
Gabrielle PettitProject Coordinator
Sustainable Food Systems
Riley Cannon
Riley CannonProject Coordinator
Penny Howe Trail
Kevin Guhman
Kevin GuhmanProject Coordinator
Renewable Energy
Maya’s Farm Solar Installation
Della Killeen
Della KilleenProject Coordinator
Urban Forestry
ALPHA Nursery

Human Resources

Ana Lechuga
Ana LechugaRecruitment Coordinator - Focused
Kristina Cannetti
Kristina CannettiVolunteer Orientation Coordinator
Xavier Ortiz
Xavier OrtizVolunteer Engagement Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Elyssa Dull
Elyssa DullMarketing and Communications Director
Melissa Brandle
Melissa BrandleStrategic Marketing Manager
Bitsy McSweeny
Bitsy McSweenyMarketing Coordinator
Deanna Pratt
Deanna PrattStaff Writer
Shana Zambito
Shana ZambitoDigital Asset Coordinator/Photographer
Cole Conway
Cole ConwayContent Strategy Consultant
Zoe De Leo
Zoe De LeoSocial Media Coordinator
Lorena Saldana
Lorena SaldanaSocial Media Coordinator
Michelle Ivanova
Michelle IvanovaSocial Media Coordinator
Janelle Nodar
Janelle NodarMarketing and Communications Assistant
Emmery Ledin
Emmery LedinGuest Blogger

Fundraising and Development

Joey Calistri
Joey CalistriDevelopment Assistant
Naomi Spears
Naomi SpearsGrants Coordinator


Ryan Lee
Ryan LeeOperations Director
Michelle Bevins
Michelle Bevins
Deepthi Pillai
Deepthi PillaiProject Manager - Fundly


 Lauren Kuby
Lauren KubySenior Advisor
Warren Gorowitz
Warren GorowitzSenior Advisor
Allison Boley
Allison BoleyEducation Advisor

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

Ashley Camhi • Executive Director


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