Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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Staff & Board

2014 Hoyt Arboretum Friends Board of Directors

  • Keith Dubanevich, President
  • Megan Whalen, Treasurer
  • Laura Finney, Secretary
  • David Ellis
  • Liza Finkel
  • Ben Hogdon
  • Marilyn Lindner
  • Edie Millar
  • Michael Wallace

Hoyt Arboretum Friends Advisory Council

  • Susan Koe
  • Lynn Loacker
  • Joey Pope
  • Charles Swindells

Hoyt Arboretum Friends Staff

Peggie Schwarz – Executive Director
Hoyt Arboretum Friends 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221 
503.823.1648 
peggie.schwarz@portlandoregon.gov

Becky Schreiber - Communications & Office Manager
Hoyt Arboretum Friendsf
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
503.823.1649
becky.schreiber@portlandoregon.gov

Heather Wilkinson – Volunteer Coordinator
Hoyt Arboretum Friends 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
503.823.4477
heather.wilkinson@portlandoregon.gov 

Portland Parks & Recreation Staff

Martin Nicholson – Curator
Portland Parks & Recreation 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
503.823.4475
martin.nicholson@portlandoregon.gov 

Erin Riggs – Taxonomist
Portland Parks & Recreation
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221 
503.865.8733 
erin.riggs@portlandoregon.gov 

About the Board

Members of the Hoyt Arboretum Friends Board of Directors are volunteers committed to providing sustainable, accountable and collaborative leadership, planning, supervision and evaluation for all of HAF's operations to ensure it fulfills its mission, with an emphasis on raising funds, making friends, and advocating for the Arboretum. Board members are elected by the Board to two-year terms and may serve a maximum of three terms.

The Board Development Committee recruits and nominates people from the community to serve on the Board of Directors. Criteria for board service are a passion for the Arboretum's mission, willingness to work on a team to fundraise for the Arboretum, and willingness to assume fiduciary responsibilities for the governance and stewardship of HAF's resources.

Future Board Members

The Board Development Committee encourages members to submit recommendations of people to serve on the Board.

Nominating Candidates
You may nominate candidates using our online form.

Or download this PDF form and mail to:

Executive Director
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221

Nominating Yourself as a Candidate
If you are interested in serving as a member of the HAF Board, please use this online form to send us your information.  

Or you may download this PDF form and mail it to the address above.