The Park Pride Team

We Heart Parks

The work of Park Pride is truly a team effort of donors, sponsors, volunteers, partners, and more. Leading the charge is a dedicated staff working tirelessly every day to improve our parks and neighborhoods.

Kayla Altland

Program Manager, Community Building

Programs:
Friends of the Park
Favorite Hometown Park:
Logan Park, Dillsburg, PA
Park Pastime:
Reading

Allison Barnett

Associate Director

Favorite Hometown Park:
Cook Co. Forest Preserve (Northbrook, IL)
Park Pastime:
Picnicking, relaxing, watching kids play

Elizabeth Bogue

Program Associate

Programs:
Grant Programs, Fiscal Partners Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Bessie Branham Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Hiking, throwing a tennis ball for her dog

Ellen Bruenderman

Director of Community Building

Programs:
Friends of the Park, Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine Program, Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Garvin Brown Nature Preserve (Prospect, KY)
Park Pastime:
Creek walking and nature photography

Victoria Burgos

Volunteer Program Associate

Programs:
Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Tom Lee Park (Memphis, TN)
Park Pastime:
Enjoying live music, hiking, relaxing

Ariane DeLong

Development Director

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Norwood Park (Chevy Chase, MD)
Park Pastime:
Walking, picnicking, people watching

Adriana Garcia

Nature Accessibility Advocate

Favorite Hometown Park:
Tennessee River Park (Chattanooga, TN)
Park Pastime:
Playing soccer and watching my niece and nephews play

Michael Halicki

Executive Director

Programs:
All + Advocacy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Grant Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Jogging with my dog, taking my kids to playground & pool

Joy Hinkle

Program Coordinator

Programs:
Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Grant Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Birding with her daughters

Monica Johnson

Foundation & Donor Relations Associate

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Dorey Park (Richmond, VA)
Park Pastime:
Reading, playing in the grass, and walking

Chris Lemons

Volunteer Manager

Programs:
Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Four Corners Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Gardening

Rachel Maher

Director of Communications

Programs:
Marketing + Communications, Advocacy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Delaware Park (Buffalo, NY)
Park Pastime:
Walking dogs, picnicking

Marlina McKay

Manager of IT

Programs:
Database + Website + IT
Favorite Hometown Park:
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Drum circles

Chad Nash

Corporate and Individual Giving Associate

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Fulwood Park (Tifton, GA)
Park Pastime:
Spending quality time with his dog, Ralph

Teri Nye

Visioning Coordinator

Programs:
Park Visioning Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
Park Pastime:
Birding, taking photos, and walking

Andrew White

Director of Park Visioning

Programs:
Park Visioning Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Henderson Park (Tucker, GA)
Park Pastime:
Frisbee and people watching