Staff & Contact Information

Garden Hours: Open daily year-round during daylight hours

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Location & Mailing Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
one block south of Tudor Road

Telephone: 907-770-3692 / Fax: 907-770-0555

Main Garden E-mail: garden (at) alaskabg.org

Executive Director

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Robin Dublin
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Robin grew up climbing trees and rocks in the woods behind her house and this playful exploration led to an eclectic career. She worked extensively as an environmental and outdoor educator with young children, youth-at-risk and college-aged interns for Outward Bound, Dynamy and other experiential education programs before heading to Alaska in 1995 as part of her graduate work in Environmental Education. In Alaska, Robin spent 11 years expanding statewide wildlife conservation education for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and received statewide and national recognition for her work. From 2006-2011, Robin moved back east for family reasons. There she worked for Casey Trees in DC and Duke Farms Foundation in NJ before landing a ‘dream job’ overseeing the 2,800 acre Greenbelt Park on Staten Island for NYC’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Greenbelt Conservancy. In 2011, Robin and her wife, Hilary Morgan, decided to return home to Anchorage. Robin directed COSEE Alaska, a consortium for ocean science researchers and educators before accepting another ‘dream job’, the executive director position here at ABG in 2014. In her free time, Robin likes to hike, backcountry ski, and play ice hockey. She is a member of Anchorage East Rotary and the Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol.
Gardens & Facilities ManagerIn the Garden at the Alaska Botanical Garden
Mike Monterusso
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Mike grew up in Michigan and received BS and MS degrees in horticulture from Michigan State University. His graduate research involved evaluating the design and environmental benefits of green roof systems. Prior to moving to Alaska in 2012, Mike worked as a horticulturist at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids, MI), and as horticulture manager at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Charlotte, NC). Mike enjoys the wide range of activities that take place at public gardens, and has a particular interest in creating seasonal displays, incorporating art in the garden, and promoting conservation. He is active with the Alaska Native Plant Society as the Board Secretary. In his free time, Mike enjoys reading as well as exploring the trails and ridge lines of Chugach State Park and other natural areas of Alaska.

Horticulturist

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William Criner
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William Criner has always had an interest in the natural world. On long hikes and camping trips, his father introduced him to the forests of Tennessee. William attended Murray State University and received a BS in Agriculture focusing on Horticulture. Since then he has worked in Gardens, Nurseries, Florist Shops, and Greenhouses. In June of 2013 William became the Assistant Horticulturist at ABG, where he does everything from weeding to youth development! Since starting at ABG William has been involved with many construction projects as well as Education programs. His main focus is maintenance of the gardens and forest at ABG. William often commutes to work on a bicycle and is involved with many community cycling groups!

Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator

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Stacey Shriner
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Stacey has spent the last 10 years as an educator both inside and outside of the formal classroom setting. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University and a B.A. in Elementary Education and Spanish from Goshen College.  It was in the mountains of Oregon where she finally found the path she wanted to take with education and now devotes her time and energy to teaching children and adults about their natural world. She has spent her entire life as an environmental traveler, exploring everything under foot and over head, from the deserts of Arizona to the lagoons in Florida. She is ecstatic to call Alaska home and can’t wait to see what adventures await!

Education Specialist


Patrick Ryan
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Patrick Ryan is a retired first grade teacher and an Alaskan Master Gardener. He is the Education Specialist for the Alaska Botanical Garden and teaches gardening classes for children and adults. Pat hails from Davenport, Iowa where he learned the love of gardening from his parents, and spent his youth climbing trees and exploring the Midwest countryside. He views gardening as a big science experiment and has learned as much from botanical mistakes as successes. Happiness is being outdoors and puttering in the garden. As a professional musician of over 40 years experience, he fronts Fish and Chips, the Carhartt Brothers and the Silver Train bands.

Membership & Office Manager

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Brie Xavier
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Being from the east coast, Brie has always had a love for the ocean and the environment. Her love of the environment drew her to take a botany class where her interest in science and plants blossomed. After a brief college search Brie found Alaska Pacific University, and four years later she had a BS in Environmental Science and a job at ABG. Brie is currently ABG’s Office Manager and Membership Coordinator and as with any non-profit, she wears many other “hats”. Between her educational background and combined eight years of retail and customer service experience she has proven, to be a good fit with ABG. Brie was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts and is a proud fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. She has three fur babies, Zeus, Athena & Sandi and she is a self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady”.

Development & Corporate Sponsorship

Accountant

Fundraising events with silent auctions, donation requests, and gift shop items

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I arrived in Anchorage on an enchanted flight from Seattle the day before Halloween, March 1974.  During the years since, I have worked as controller at an interior design/import furniture retailer; office manager/accountant for a mid-size accounting firm; itinerate accountant in Bristol Bay villages, accountant for an accounting firm serving tribal organizations, and Fiscal Officer at Alaska Humanities Forum, where I retired in summer 2011.   I care that non-profits have a sensible accounting system that enables good financial management.I am a lifelong reader, and in recent years particularly enjoy narrative non-fiction history and poetry.  As a younger woman I played classical guitar with dedicated enough interest to be accepted at Aspen Music School in a 6-week master guitar class.   After buying my fixer-upper duplex I developed an interest in flower gardening to enhance the curb appeal of my property.   This led to my interest in flower gardening and the challenges & dramatic rewards of northern gardening, then completion of the master gardener program in 2004.   I have volunteered at the Alaska Botanical Garden for many years, as an all-purpose helper, special events assistant and as a docent.

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We also recommend the American Public Gardens Association’s website as a good resource for job openings at botanical gardens  and arboreta throughout the US.