STAFF

Jill Trischman-Marks

Jill Trischman-Marks

Executive Director

Jill Trischman-Marks is a landscape architect with almost 30 years of experience in the Central Virginia area. After several years on the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Board of DirectorsJill retired her private practice and is now the Executive Director and chief cheerleader for the Garden.  It was her love of plants and history that brought Jill Trischman-Marks to the field of landscape architecture. She holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia. Projects she has worked on include most of the original gardens at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond and historic properties that include Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello and his rural retreat Poplar Forest, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and James Madison’s home Montpelier. Jill is a proponent of working animals and has professionally trained working dogs and worked as an assistant with therapy horses, she and her therapy dog volunteered with hospice and Alzheimer patients through Therapy Dog International for many years, and she has been a puppy raiser for Service Dogs of Virginia since 2013. She is also an avid cyclist, reader, and gardener. While raising her daughter, Jill became familiar with most of the soccer fields in the mid-Atlantic states.

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Ann Alleva Taylor

Ann Alleva Taylor

Director of Marketing & Philanthropy

Ann Alleva Taylor is a new addition to the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont staff and represents a significant commitment of the Board to marketing, fundraising and capital development. Taylor brings more than three decades experience driving revenue for brands and non-profit organizations and has supported several multi-million dollar campaigns.

As Director of Marketing & Philanthropy, Taylor is responsible for conceptualizing the outward face of the organization, leading the charge for Botanical Garden of the Piedmont to raise philanthropic support for the Garden. She will be a strong partner with Jill Trischman-Marks, the Executive Director, in defining priorities, managing annual giving and other fundraising efforts.

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