Our board

Andrew Seager, President
Andrew Seager recently retired from a career in education consulting and research. For many years he worked primarily on federally-funded regional public school education improvement efforts.

Peter Debes, Vice-President
Peter Debes, who grew up next to the Washington Grove is a retired high school science teacher (RCSD) and professional naturalist. For many years he led eco-tours with a company he co-founded in Rochester, Nature Discoveries, Inc.

Cindy Cahill, Secretary
Cindy Cahill consults on organizational development. She specializes in leadership development, both as a trainer and coach.

Jim Olinger, Treasurer
Edward (Jim) Olinger has lived near, and walked, Washington Grove for almost 50 years. Jim is a retired landscape architect.

Charles Burroughs, member
Originally from the UK, Charles Burroughs taught art and architectural history and classics in Berkeley, Binghamton, and Cleveland until his recent retirement and move to Rochester, where he keeps his hand in at SUNY Geneseo; he has a particular interest in the history of environmental design and responses to landscape.

Brian Eshenaur, member
Brian Eshenaur works in the horticulture research and education field. Plants and the natural world is an important part of his life; he enjoys walking through Washington Grove and introducing others to it.

Mary Olinger, member
Mary Olinger, who has also lived near, and walked, Washington Grove for almost 50 years, is a graduate of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and Community Forester programs.

Jack Schroeder, member
Jack Schroeder has walked Washington Grove for 40 years with his children and grandchildren, and at all times and weather.    He hopes the Grove can  provide the same experience to children for the next 100 years.

Jeanne Simpson, member
Jeanne Simpson is a contemporary quilt artist who derives inspiration for her work from Washington Grove. She has lived next to the grove for nearly 20 years.