Kenny Slaughter

Kenny has been the ‘Mayor’ of Schenley Plaza for more than 10 years. You will also see him in Mellon Square and volunteering with other Parks Conservancy projects. He takes…

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Kayla Seifert

Kayla is the Grants and Program Data Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. In her role, she oversees the grants management process, helping to prepare grant applications, administer active grants,…

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Jen Schnakenberg

Jen grew up near the edge of Frick Park, and continues to explore Pittsburgh’s urban forest. As Education Partnership Coordinator, she helps connect more than 1,000 school children (and their…

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Brandon Riley

As a child, Brandon had a strong connection with the natural world, and could often be found outside studying frogs and insects in the woods around his parents’ New Hampshire…

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Catherine Qureshi

Catherine Qureshi has been with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy since 2014. She has served in a variety of roles including: Director of Administration and Finance, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief…

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Brandon McCracken

Brandon was first introduced to the Parks Conservancy as a college intern with the Horticulture and Forestry team. He spent that fun-filled summer removing invasive plants, tending to public gardens,…

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Zak Koval

Originally from Johnstown, PA, Zak grew up frequenting parks and playgrounds as often as he could. Still a kid at heart, he was thrilled to join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy…

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Lydia Konecky

Soil has always been an important part of Lydia’s life. When she was five years old, her grandparents emigrated from Ukraine to live with her family in Pittsburgh. They transformed…

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