UCLA Extension

2022 Advisory Board

advBoard_13293446Purpose: The Horticulture & Gardening Advisory Board supports the Horticulture & Gardening Program in mentoring and igniting students to create better ecological and environmental futures. By providing expert advice on workforce needs, and new and emerging areas of the industry, the advisory board works to ensure that students earning the Horticulture Certificate are prepared to enter the workforce with productive competencies.

Role: The advisory board’s role is to provide subject area expertise to augment the knowledge, understanding and strategic thinking of the Program’s administration and instructor corps.


Darlene Pickell

Marina Del Rey Garden Center

Carol Bornstein

Horticulturist, Garden Writer, Educator

Lawren Sack

UCLA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department

Allison Keeney

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

Brian Sullivan

Bel Aire Country Club

James Minnich

Ewing Irrigation

Jill Morganelli

Horticulturist, Program Instructor