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Visitor Entrance
Visitor Entrance

Ganna Walska Lotusland
695 Ashley Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

695 Ashley Road is Lotusland’s mailing address, but is not the public entrance. Directions and parking instructions are included with tour.

Phone Numbers:
Reception:(805)969-3767
Reservations: (805)969-9990
FAX: (805)969-4423

 

 

Staff Directory

Email: @lotusland.orgPhone: (805)969-3767 + extension

Administration

Executive Director
Gwen Stauffer
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Director of Finance
Diane Figueroa
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Human Resources/Office Manager
Elizabeth Rosas
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Executive Assistant and Grants Manager
Laurie Marx
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Front Desk Coordinator
Eric Love
Alexis Simentales (part time)
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Garden Shop Manager
Karen Kester
kkester805-565-4488
Garden Shop Associates
Rose Thomas (part-time)
Eric Love (part-time)

805-565-4490

Collections

Curator of the Living Collections
Paul Mills
pmills805-565-4431
Assistant Curator
Research Associate
Rose Thomas (part time)

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805-969-3767

Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications
Bob Craig
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Development

Director of Development
Rebecca Anderson

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Membership Manager
Bambi Leonard

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Membership Assistant
Grace Cisek
Tara Taylor

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Development & Events Manager
Courtney Tentler

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Database Coordinator and Development Assistant
Genny Bolton

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Events Coordinator
Patrick Reynolds

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Grounds and Facilities

Director of Gardens and Facilities
Tyler Diehl
tdiehl805-565-1310
Grounds Superintendent
Esau Ramirez
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805-969-5782
Assistant Grounds Superintendent
Alejandro Chavez
achavez805-969-5782
Garden Staff
Thomas Baker-Rabe
Tim Cordero
Hannah French
Karen Fortunato
Mike Furner
Adam Kuster
Sarah McDaniel
Junio Milanese
Miguel Obregon-Padilla
Bruno Reginato
Plant Healthcare Coordinator
Corey Welles
cwelles805-969-5782
Facilities and Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Robert Blaha
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805-565-4487
Facilities and Equipment Maintenance Assistant
Richie Jaimes

805-565-4487

Public Programs

Director of Public Programs
Dorothy Shaner

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Volunteer Coordinator
Kitty Thomassin

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Visitor Services
Debra DiPaolo (part-time)
Patricia Sheppard (part-time)
Sarah Stelck
Pat Miller (part-time)
Nancy Yokubaitus (on-call)

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Visitor Services Assistant
Catherine Thielst (part-time)

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Gate Manager
Tina Marzio (part-time)
Susan Mietus (part-time)

805-565-4489