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.

John Ahern

Volunteer Manager

Programs:
Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Laurelwood Park (Portland, OR)
Park Pastime:
Napping, picnics, and people watching

Allison Barnett

Associate Director

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

Ellen Bruenderman

Program Manager

Programs:
Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine Program, Volunteer Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Walking

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

Joy Hinkle

Program Coordinator

Programs:
Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Grant Park
Park Pastime:
Birding with her daughters

Rachel Maher

Marketing and Communications Manager

Programs:
Marketing + Communications, Advocacy
Favorite Hometown Park:
Bayfront Park (Sarasota, FL)
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

Development 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

Austin Tadlock

Program Associate

Programs:
Grant Programs, Fiscal Partners Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:
Hiking and finding new trails

Andrew White

Director of Park Visioning

Programs:
Park Visioning Program
Favorite Hometown Park:
Alum Springs Park, (Fredericksburg, VA)
Park Pastime:
Frisbee and people watching

Ayanna Williams

Director of Community Building

Programs:
Friends of the Park Program, Community Gardening
Favorite Hometown Park:
Ludington State Park (Ludington, MI)
Park Pastime:
Camping, flying kites

Jane Zoellick

Development Manager

Programs:
Development
Favorite Hometown Park:
Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL)
Park Pastime:
Walking, hiking, biking, gardening and picnicking