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

Interim Executive Director
Rebecca Anderson

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Director of Finance
Diane Figueroa

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Human Resources/Office Manager
Ruth Mesnik

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Executive Assistant and Grants Manager
Laurie Marx

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Front Desk Coordinator
Eric Love
Suzan Stratford

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Garden Shop Manager
Karen Kester

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805-565-4488
Garden Shop Associates
Rose Thomas (part-time)

805-565-4490

Collections

Curator of the Living Collections
Paul Mills

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805-565-4431
Assistant Curator
Anna Bower

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805-565-4431
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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Marketing Assistant

Development

Interim Executive Director & Director of Development
Rebecca Anderson
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Membership Manager
Bambi Leonard
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Membership Associate

Director of Events and Operations
Courtney Tentler
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Special Event Coordinator
Kerstin Horneman
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Development Assistant
Marily Lopez
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Event Assistant
Ailee Graves

Ailee Graves

Grounds and Facilities

Director of Gardens and Facilities
Tyler Diehl
tdiehl805-565-1310
Grounds Superintendent
Esau Ramirez
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805-969-5782
Garden Staff
Thomas Baker-Rabe
Tim Cordero
Hannah French
Mike Furner
Holly Huff
Jorge Mendiata
Junio Milanese
Miguel Obregon-Padilla
Plant Healthcare Coordinator
Corey Welles
cwelles805-969-5782
Facilities and Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Eder Mejia
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805-565-4487
Facilities and Equipment Maintenance Assistant
Richie Jaimes
Guillermo Macias-Gil
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805-565-4487

Public Programs

Manager of Education and Community Engagement
Nikki Evans
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Gate Manager
Mark Hepler (part-time)
Julie Hall (part-time)
805-565-4489
Visitor Services Assistant
Catherine Thielst (part-time)
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Visitor Services
Marni Cheverez
Teagan Singer
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Volunteer Coordinator
Kitty Thomassin
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