Stella Bouldin

Stella Bouldin is a travel writer with a love of gardening and great garden escapes.

Laura Counsel

Laura Counsel is special programs manager at Bloedel Reserve.

Roxanne Perkins

Roxanne Perkins is marketing manager at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Stephanie Penn

STEPHANIE PENN is a documentary photographer based in the Bay Area. She studied Geology and Studio Art at Cornell College and loves combining her background in visual art and science to communicate stories about California’s nature, plants, and wildlife. She is currently studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on science and the environment.

Jen & Hilary Bayer

JEN AND HILARY BAYER grew up in the Magic residential service learning community. They love being outdoors, enjoying and caring for nature. For more than 15 years, they’ve participated in Planting for the Second Hundred Years. Recently, they’ve initiated a biodiversity conservation project called the Silicon Valley Barcode of Life. They’ve been featured in Palo Alto Weekly and Bike Intelligencer stories.

Saxon Holt

Saxon Holt is a professional garden photographer who contributes regularly to Pacific Horticulture and is widely published in books such as Hardy SucculentsThe American Meadow Garden, and Plants and Landscapes for the Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Area. Saxon lives and gardens in Novato, California and is a member of the PHS board of directors.

Lorene Edwards Forkner

Lorene Edwards Forkner lives and gardens in Seattle where she pursues a good and delicious life filled with family and friends together with all things horticultural, believing that the really good part is in the blending of one’s passions.

Lorene is the author of five garden books including Hortus Miscellaneous (Sasquatch Books), Handmade Garden Projects, and The Timber Press Guide Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest. Lorene is also the author of the newly released “Color In and Out of the Garden,” Abrams Books, 2022. Follow along at She was the editor of Pacific Horticulture from 2012-2019.

Dave Muffly

Dave Muffly is an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist on the Canopy board of directors. A Stanford-trained mechanical engineer, he practices ecological horticulture in the Bay Area.