Lindsey Kerr grew up outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. Raised by a plant-collector mother, she developed her love of all things green at an early age. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of Wooster in Ohio, she decided to bring together her love of history and passion for plants and pursue a career in restoring and preserving culturally significant landscapes.
After a year working at Old House Gardens in Ann Arbor and a three month internship with the US Forest Service at Grey Towers in Milford, Pennsylvania, Lindsey decided to attend graduate school. In 2007, she enrolled in the Master of Historic Preservation program at the University of Georgia. She completed her thesis and graduated in 2009 with an MHP degree with a focus on landscapes and gardens.
Immediately after graduation, Lindsey began an internship with the Garden Conservancy at the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. The internship turned into a year-long position as Project Manager. She now serves as the Communications Director for the non-profit Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Inc.
Much of Lindsey’s spare time is spent gardening and volunteering. She has built hoop houses, helped design school gardens, assisted plant sales and, of course, weeded at several community gardens, botanical gardens, and local farms. She also shares her time with local non-profit performance venues and dog rescue organizations. Lindsey also enjoys playing with her dogs, road-tripping to plant nurseries, growing her own food, and donating dahlias to unsuspecting friends and coworkers.
Student Position: 2013 International Experience Leader
Board Position: Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids