Meet our Leadership Team

Board Members

Shane Tippett

Executive Director

Working at the Garden since 2004, and serving as Executive Director since 2011, Shane Tippett is honored to work with the remarkable people who steward Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 82 acres, including 4 lakes, 15 distinct outdoor gardens encompassing 50 intensely cultivated acres, a conservatory and 5,500 unique genera of plants. Each year Garden staff teach, energize and engage over 18,000 students in 850 education programs.  This cadre of identified learners is just a fraction of the 350,000 visitors who discover what a garden can mean for body and spirit as well as the mind.  In recent years the Garden has been honored with inclusion in a number of top ten lists for botanical gardens in North America.  For the 600+ volunteers and 72 FTE staff, the honors serve as spurs for continued commitment and effort.

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John Morse

Director of Horticulture

John Morse shows a deep commitment to education and public gardens. He has experience at some of the country’s finest gardens including New York Botanical Garden, Cornell Botanical Gardens, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum, and Bamboo Brook Historic Garden. John has a master’s in plant pathology and a bachelor’s in ornamental horticulture and botany, both from Cornell University. He is also an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.

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Randee Humphrey

Education Director

Randee joined Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as Education Manager in 2004, and oversees all functions of the Education department, including public, school, and special audience programs, educational exhibits and interpretation, management of Library and herbarium collections, and community initiatives and partnerships.

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Kim Dove

Director of Guest Services

Kim began her career at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in 2005, working in the Facility Events department. She quickly moved up, becoming Manager and then Director of Guest Services where she currently oversees the Garden’s auxiliary revenue departments (Admissions, Facility Events and the Garden Shop), and support departments (Operations, Maintenance and Security). Kim leads and manages 32 Garden staff.

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Alice Baker

Director of Advancement

Alice has worked in higher education and nonprofit organizations since 1998 and brings to the Garden her strong background of successful fundraising experience. She is known for building collaborative relationships and her deep sense of commitment to the community. She oversees all charitable contributions to the Garden, including Annual Fund, Corporate Giving and Planned Gifts.

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Beth Monroe

Public Relations and Marketing Director

Strategic public relations and marketing have helped propel Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden from “Richmond’s Best Kept Secret” to one of the region’s top destinations and national recognition. Beth has led these public relations and marketing efforts since 1998 as the Garden grows and brings people and plants together to improve our communities.

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Frank Robinson

President Emeritus

Frank retired from the Garden on March 31, 2015. He has provided leadership to the Garden since 1992, first as Executive Director, then as President & CEO, and now as President Emeritus.

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