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BRIDGING THE GAP STAFF

Connecting Environment, Economy, and Community

MEET OUR TEAM

We embarked on our mission with one person in a home office over thirty years ago. We now have more than 25 full- and part-time staff, and over 1,400 active community volunteers. We look forward to meeting you in person!

KRISTIN RIOTT

Executive Director

SHANNON SCHROTH

Operations and Financial Director

KECHIA SMITH

Director of Environmental Justice and Organizational Growth

SARAH CROWDER

Director of Forestry and Natural Systems

GLENDA SWINTON

Manager of People and Culture

JACK ALFERMAN

Recycling Center Manager – Pleasant Valley Park

LESLIE BARLAND

Donor and Business Engagement Manager

JACOBO BARRIGA

Kansas City WildLands Program Coordinator

SARAH BEIER

Kansas City WildLands Program Coordinator

ELIJAH COX

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Associate

MARY BURKE

Heartland Tree Alliance Community Forestry Coordinator

KELSEY CRAIG

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

JOHN FISH

Recycling Center Manager – Red Bridge

WAYLON GAYE

Heartland Tree Alliance Community Forestry Coordinator

JASON GRAY

Green Stewards Assistant Crew Lead

CHAUNICE HEAD

Green Steward

BURKE HOLT

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Associate

CATHY JUSTICE

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Manager

GREG KOHLLMAN

Green Stewards Crew Lead

SARAH LAURIE

Volunteer Program Manager

EVANJOHN MCINTOSH

Water and Energy Efficiency Community Specialist

HUNTER MOORE

Kansas City WildLands Program Manager

MEGAN MYERS

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Coordinator

DIANA PARRINO

Water and Energy Program Manager

SAVANNAH RANES

Green Steward

THOMAS SCHLANGE

Recycling Center Operations Manager

AUTUMN WEIR

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Coordinator

JOE WHEELOCK

Heartland Tree Alliance Program Manager

JILLIAN YOUNGBIRD

Social Media Coordinator