Our Team

Leadership Team
Allison Watkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Austin Parks Foundation
Chief Strategy Officer

Favorite Park - Ramsey Park
512-387-2995

Colin Walls, CEO, Austin Parks Foundation
Chief Executive Officer

Favorite Park - Barton Creek Greenbelt
512-387-3006

Jayna Burgdorf
Chief Financial Officer

Favorite Park - Doug Sahm Hill Summit
512-537-3612

Chief Mission Officer, Austin Parks Foundation

Coming Soon

Chief Mission Officer
Development Team
Erica Silverstein
Senior Individual Giving Manager

Favorite Park - Red Bud Isle
512-855-7429

Kelsey Nyandusi
Development & Events Intern

Favorite Park - Zilker Park

Liz Rush-Smyth
Senior Corporate & Foundation Giving Manager

Favorite Park - West Enfield Park
512-856-5328

Sr. Development Coordinator
Senior Development Coordinator

Favorite Park - Walnut Creek Park + Greenbelt
(512) 601-0355

Marketing Team
Grant Ausbury, Austin Parks Foundation
Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator

Favorite Park - St. Edward's Park + Greenbelt
512-817-0742

Hayley Behm
Marketing Intern

Favorite Park - Bull Creek District Park

Rachel Vallejo Carneglia
Marketing Director

Favorite Park - Deep Eddy Pool
512-387-2944

Operations Team
Cheryl Jones, Austin Parks Foundation
Operations and Human Resources Administrator

Favorite Park - Coming Soon!

Monica Wheelock, Austin Parks Foundation
Senior Accounting Manager

Favorite Park - Coming Soon!

Programs Team
Angela Richter
Advocacy Manager

Favorite Park - Alliance Children's Garden
512-668-9640

Barry Rivera
Volunteer Manager

Favorite Park - Little Stacy
512-621-6411

Chuck Foster
Project Leader

Favorite Park - Springwoods Park
512-477-1566

Cynthia Rodriguez
Community Engagement Manager

Favorite Park - Mary Moore
Searight Park
512-387-2998

Kathleen Barron
Senior Programs Manager

Favorite Park - Dottie Jordan
512-829-8649

Katie Robillard, PLA
Park Design Director

Favorite Park - Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park
512-253-7610

Noor Al-Shalash
Programs Intern

Favorite Park - Coming Soon!

Pam Taylor
Zilker Train Manager

Favorite Park - Walnut Creek Park + Greenbelt
512-477-1566

Robin Lee
Volunteer Coordinator

Favorite Park - Mueller Lake Park
512-543-4832

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Lead Train Engineer

Favorite Park - Coming Soon!
512-477-1566

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