Contact Us

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
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Garden Shop Manager
Karen Kester
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Garden Shop Associates
Rose Thomas (part-time)
Eric Love (part-time)
805-565-4490

Collections

Curator of the Living Collection
Assistant Curator
Paul Mills
pmills805-565-4431
Research Associate
Rose Thomas
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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 Associate/Event Manager
Courtney Tentler

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Event Coordinator
Patrick Reynolds

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Grounds and Facilities

Director of Gardens and Facilities
Tyler Diehl
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Grounds Superintendent
Esau Ramirez
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Assistant Grounds Superintendent
Alejandro Chavez
Garden Staff
Thomas Baker-Rabe
Tim Cordero
Hannah French
Karen Fortunato
Mike Furner
Francisco Haro
Junio Milanese
Miguel Obregon-Padilla
Bruno Reginato
Jorge Torrez-Rubio
Plant Healthcare Coordinator
Corey Welles
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Facilities and Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Robert Blaha
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Facilities Assistant
Guillermo Macias-Gilil (part-time)
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
Nancy Yokubaitus

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Visitor Services Assistant
Catherine Thielst (part-time)
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Gate Manager
Sharon Barnett (part-time)
Susan Mietus (part-time)
805-565-4489