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

Chief Executive Officer
Gwen Stauffer
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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
Alessandra Villegas (part time)
Laurie Zalk (part time)

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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 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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Development

Director of Development
Rebecca Anderson
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Membership Manager
Bambi Leonard
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Membership Associate
Tara Taylor
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Development & Events Manager
Courtney Tentler
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Development Assistant
Ada Heckes

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Events 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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805-969-5782
Garden Staff
Thomas Baker-Rabe
Tim Cordero
Hannah French
Karen Fortunato
Mike Furner
Holly Huff
Sarah McDaniel
Junio Milanese
Miguel Obregon-Padilla
Bruno Reginato
Marshall Stymer
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

Director of Guest Experience and Member Services
Patricia Pizarro
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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)
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Visitor Services Assistant
Catherine Thielst (part-time)
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Gate Manager
Susan Mietus (part-time)
Mark Hepler (part-time)
805-565-4489