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

Programs:
Friends of the Park, Adopt-a-Park
Favorite Hometown Park:
Logan Park, Dillsburg, PA
Park Pastime:
Reading and hiking

Allison Barnett

Associate Director

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

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

Ariane DeLong

Development Director

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

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

Monica Johnson

Manager, Foundation & Donor Relations

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

Sabina Kasumova

Public Engagement Specialist

Favorite Hometown Park:
Tifft Nature Preserve (Buffalo, NY)
Park Pastime:
Picnics and reading

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

Manager, Corporate Relations & Individual Giving

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

Teri Nye

Park Designer

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

Ruth Pimentel

Project Manager, Atlanta Community Schoolyards

Programs:
Park Visioning
Favorite Hometown Park:
Lincoln Park (Alameda, CA)
Park Pastime:
Plant identification, people watching

Andrew White

Director of Park Visioning

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