Mission & History of  The Arboretum

Will Gerard Will Gerald

AmeriCorps Horticultural Assistant

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and future graduate from the Northern Arizona University Parks and Recreation Management program, his interests have moved into conservation and sustainability over the years. Born in South Carolina, his family moved up and down the east coast before he left for college and then the military. Having been many things in his travels, he brings his experience gardening in different climates, and working as stone mason to The Arboretum. Learning horticultural basics, while assisting with the various ongoing projects, Will hopes to make a positive impact and add another set of skills to his repertoire. His two dogs, two cats, and fiancé leave little time for commuting by bicycle, but he makes an effort.