Jessica Baumert

Executive director, the woodlands

The brains behind this program and the whole operation of The Woodlands, Jessica Baumert is also a gardener extraordinaire with a special love for heirloom roses. Jessica became the Executive Director of The Woodlands in 2011. 


Emma Max

program and operations coordinator

Emma has worked for The Woodlands since June 2015. She has a background in Museum Education and LOVES creating programming for The Woodlands. She can't think of a better community to engage with through programs, fun runs, and tours. Emma is a novice gardener but is learning more every day and becoming a self proclaimed "house-plant lady".


Starr Herr-Cardillo

Grave Gardener Program manager

Starr began at The Woodlands as a student intern while getting her Master's in Historic Preservation at UPenn. Having grown up in Tucson, Arizona a devoted fan of The Secret Garden, she finds gardening in Philadelphia's climate thrilling and loves being a part of the Grave Gardeners team.