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 historic landscape preservation.
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 Friends of Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden.
Much of Lindsey’s spare time is spent gardening and volunteering. She is a co-leader of the Graduate Student Garden on the South Campus of the University of Delaware. She also represents LGP on the Graduate Student Advisory Committee and in the Graduate Student Government. She teaches the online Introduction to School Gardening course at Longwood Gardens. Lindsey’s other interests include growing her own food, heirloom plants, and playing with her two dogs.
Student Position: 2013 International Experience Leader, Program Identity Co-Leader
Board Position: Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids