Prior to joining Tree Pittsburgh in 2007, she was the founding Board President and Executive Director of Allegheny CleanWays, a group dedicated to empowering people to fight illegal dumping and littering in Allegheny County.
Danielle was named a top 40 under 40 environmental leader across the state of Pennsylvania by the PA Environmental Council, and in 2011, she was a Board member for the Alliance for Community Trees — the only national organization solely focused on the needs of those engaged in urban forestry. In 2015, as ACTrees President, she led the merger of ACTrees with the Arbor Day Foundation where she now sits on the Board of Trustees.
Since 2009 he has served on the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission. He served as the President of the Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council and is the former Treasurer of the PennDel ISA.
In residential areas where there is Tree Tender support, Jake works directly with neighborhood Tree Tenders to schedule and support their communities’ tree care through regular events like Mulching Parties and Pruning Workshops.
Jake is also in charge of Tree Pittsburgh’s reforestation projects along greenways where the tree canopy has been impacted by invasive species. To advance these projects, Jake organizes volunteers and staff to plant new trees and maintain these sites.
Jake holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Bucknell University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Ecological Restoration from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Jake is an ISA Certified Arborist and an active member of the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the ISA.
Prior to joining Tree Pittsburgh in November 2014, Megan served as the Business Development and Design Manager at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where she led the organization’s sustainability consulting initiatives. Megan learned the nursery trade by working alongside her father for many years at their family-owned nursery business, Michael Brothers in West Deer, PA. She earned her B.S. in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in Horticulture from Cornell University in 2007.
She brings eight years of experience in community development, nonprofit management, and grassroots organizing to Tree Pittsburgh. A Tree Tender since 2009, she has helped to plant over 100 new street trees in her home neighborhood of Troy Hill and was our Volunteer of the Year in 2010. Nicole is passionate about environmental justice and her favorite tree is the catalpa (especially the ones on the river trail).
She earned a BAS in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2004 and worked for years as a designer. When Nicole is not busy at work or volunteering, you can find her running with her dog, Ava, and renting boats to people through her business Boat Pittsburgh. She also serves as the secretary of the Pittsburgh Safe Boating Council and has been an active member since 2014.
Most recently Kelsey was the Interim Director of Finance and Administration for the Carnegie Museum of Art, where she oversaw financial, fundraising, and organizational planning initiatives. Kelsey holds a Master of Arts Management Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Florida.
Outside of the office, Kelsey enjoys exploring the city parks, baking, and gardening.
Maggie came to Pittsburgh in the fall of 2010 to participate in the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. After four years with a community development nonprofit in the East End, Maggie started her own consulting business where she helps nonprofits find their voices and tell their stories online.
Maggie has spoken at local and national conferences, including the Arbor Day Foundation’s Partners in Community Forestry Conference. A dedicated supporter and volunteer, she is a member of the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience Board of Directors. She was named to The Incline’s Who’s Next in Communications in November 2016.
A native of the oak trees on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, Oaklee recently moved to Lawrenceville to work for Tree Pittsburgh. In their spare time, Oaklee climbs trees, jumps fences, and eats nuts and berries.
Native to Northwest Ohio, Rachel graduated from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in the Shenandoah Valley with a BS in Biology. During her time at EMU, she participated in a year of research on green chemistry education and also served as a Student Government Association Senator, an academic tutor, and as the Pre-Professional Health Sciences Co-President.
Rachel enjoys spending her free time playing games and sports with friends, reading, cooking, and doing crafts.