Staff and Board

True champions of Trees

Trees Atlanta could not possibly fulfill its mission without the involvement of a legion of dedicated people. In addition to an incredible team of volunteers, Trees Atlanta is anchored by a staff and board that work tirelessly to keep this vision alive.

Contact our tree-mendous staff Monday- Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our general phone number is 404-522-4097. See below for direct phone numbers for our staff members.

  • Trees Atlanta Board of Directors

    Trees Atlanta Board of Directors

    See sidebar for full Board list.

  • Connie Veates

    Connie Veates

    Co-Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
    Favorite Color: Blue
    Favorite Tree: Dogwood
    Favorite Food: Italian
    Phone: 404-681-4905

  • Greg Levine

    Greg Levine

    Co-Executive Director & Chief Program Officer
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: White Oak
    Phone: 404-681-4903

  • Sabrina Attimy

    Sabrina Attimy

    Youth Education Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: River Birch
    Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs
    Phone: 404-458-4515

  • Alex Beasley

    Alex Beasley

    Donor and Public Relations Manager
    Favorite Color: Blue
    Favorite Tree: Baldcypress
    Favorite Food: Sweet potato
    Phone: 404-681-4894

  • Kate Conner

    Kate Conner

    Director of Development & Marketing
    Favorite Color: Light Blue
    Favorite Tree: White Birch
    Favorite Food: Cheese
    Phone: 404-681-4893

  • Sean Cheetham

    Sean Cheetham

    Urban Trees Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Forest Green
    Favorite Tree: Persea Americana (Avocado Tree)
    Favorite Food: Dim Sum

  • Madison Cummiskey

    Madison Cummiskey

    Urban Forestry Crew Lead
    Favorite color: olive green
    Favorite food: blueberries!
    Favorite tree: quaking aspen

  • Michelle Diaz-Laboy

    Michelle Diaz-Laboy

    Education Administrative Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Turquoise
    Favorite Tree: Flamboyant
    Favorite Food: Pizza
    Phone: 404-458-4515 Ext. 1#

  • Matt Dort

    Matt Dort

    Urban Forestry Crew Lead
    Favorite Color: Black
    Favorite Tree: Sweetgum
    Favorite Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Travys Harper

    Travys Harper

    Youth Tree Team Supervisor
    Favorite color: Orange
    Favorite tree: Southern Magnolia
    Favorite food: Shrimp
  • Taryn Heidel

    Taryn Heidel

    Forest Restoration Assistant Project Coordinator
    Favorite color: green
    Favorite tree: longleaf pine
    Favorite food: kimchi fried rice

  • Cate Hughes

    Cate Hughes

    NeighborWoods Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Mauve
    Favorite Tree: Blackgum
    Favorite Food: Sushi
    Phone: 404-681-4890

  • Willette Jackson

    Willette Jackson

    NeighborWoods Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Gold
    Favorite Tree: Magnolia
    Favorite Food: Salmon
  • Matthew Lewis

    Matthew Lewis

    Forest Restoration Maintenance Supervisor

    Favorite Color: Purple

    Favorite Tree: White Birch

    Favorite Food: Phở
  • Ren McDonald

    Ren McDonald

    NeighborWoods Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Purple
    Favorite Tree: Redbud
    Favorite Food: Tacos
  • Michael McCord

    Michael McCord

    Browns Mill Project Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Xanadu
    Favorite Tree: The Tree of 40 Fruit
    Favorite Food: Matoke with Groundnut Sauce

  • Rebecca Park

    Rebecca Park

    Assistant Restoration Coordinator
    Favorite color: Green
    Favorite tree: Ginkgo
    Favorite food: Ice Cream
  • Susan Pierce Cunningham

    Susan Pierce Cunningham

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Pantone #359
    Favorite Tree: Sassafras
    Favorite Food: Sweet potato
    Phone: 404-681-4896

  • Dana Render

    Dana Render

    Operations Manager 
    Favorite Color: Mint Green
    Favorite Tree: Japanese Cherry Blossom
    Favorite Food: Korean
    Phone: 404-681-4892

  • Kelly Ridenhour

    Kelly Ridenhour

    Urban Trees and Design Manager
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: Sycamore
    Favorite Food: Avocado
    Phone: 404-681-4895

  • Tabitha Schwartz

    Tabitha Schwartz

    Logistics and Data Manager
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: Tulip Poplar
    Favorite Food: Cucumber
    Phone: 404-681-4907

  • Dave Simpson

    Dave Simpson

    NeighborWoods Manager
    Favorite Color: Green 
    Favorite Tree: Bur Oak
    Favorite Food: Bibimbap
    Phone: 404-681-4898 Ext. 2#

  • Aaron Thomas

    Aaron Thomas

    Urban Trees Assistant Coordinator
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: White Birch
    Favorite Food: Pesto Pasta


  • Mike Vinciquerra

    Mike Vinciquerra

    Business Development Director
    Favorite Color: Blue
    Favorite Tree: Buckeye
    Favorite Food: Lasagna
    Phone: 404-681-4902

  • Frank Welsh

    Frank Welsh

    Beltline Arboretum Maintenance Supervisor
    Favorite Color: Blue
    Favorite Tree: Redwood
    Favorite Food: Pasta

  • Albert Wessinger

    Albert Wessinger

    Urban Trees Supervisor
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: Poplar
    Favorite Food: Chicken
    Phone: 404-681-4897

  • Brian Williams

    Brian Williams

    Urban Forestry Director
    Favorite Color: Green
    Favorite Tree: Pine
    Favorite Food: BBQ
    Phone: 404-681-4901

  • Judy Yi

    Judy Yi

    Director of Education
    Favorite Color: Orange
    Favorite Tree: Ginkgo
    Favorite Food: Korean
    Phone: 404-458-4515 Ext. 5#