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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Hoyt Arboretum Friends Board of Director Candidate Information & Skills Profile

If you would like to nominate yourself as an HAF Board Member, please fill in the form below.  To nominate someone else, please use this form


 Accounting/Audit
 Education (K-20)
 Environmental Engagement
 Finance (budgeting and planning)
 Horticulture/Landscaping
 Human Resources
 Information Technology
 Legal
 Marketing
 Strategic Planning
 Events Planning
 Major Gifts
 Planned Gifts
 Volunteer Management
 Public Relations
 Government Relations
 Issues Advocacy
 Public Outreach
 Under 35
 35-50
 51-65
 Over 65
 Asian/Pacific Islander
 Black
 Hispanic/Latin
 American Indian
 Caucasian
 Other
 Male
 Female
 Washington Park Neighbor
 Portland Metro Region
 City of Portland Other
 Outside Metro Area
 

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HAF Board member minimum expectations:

HAF Board members are expected to attend at least four board meetings, an annual retreat, major events and special meetings – a minimum of 60% attendance is required. Members are expected to serve on at least one Board committee, advocate on behalf of the Hoyt Arboretum, help with fundraising and make an annual financial contribution to HAF. The Board meets bimonthly on a year-round basis for approximately two hours.

Thank you for nominating a candidate for the board of Hoyt Arboretum Friends.  Information collected from these profiles will be used to compile a list of prospective candidates for consideration by the HAF Board of Directors.

2012 Hoyt Arboretum Friends Board of Directors

  • David Ellis – President
  • Lee Rahr - Vice President
  • George Battistel - Treasurer
  • Laura Finney – Secretary
  • Keith Dubanevich
  • Gisel Hillner
  • Marilyn Lindner 
  • Elisabeth Shellan

Hoyt Arboretum Friends Staff

Peggie Schwarz – Executive Director, 
Hoyt Arboretum Friends 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221 
p. 503.823.1648 
Email
f. 503.823.4213

Laura Zanetto – Program Director
Hoyt Arboretum Friends 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221 
p. 503.823.1649 
Email
f. 503.823.4213

Heather Wilkinson – Volunteer Coordinator
Hoyt Arboretum Friends 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
c.503.475.4943
p. 503.823.1649 
Email
f. 503.823.4213

Portland Parks & Recreation Friends Staff

Martin Nicholson – Curator
Portland Parks & Recreation 
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
p. 503.823.4475 
Email
f. 503.823.4213

Erin Riggs – Taxonomist
Portland Parks & Recreation
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221 
p. 503.865.8733 
Email
f. 503.823.4213