Land Management Team
Meet the gardeners, horticulturists and staff who make Forest Park the magnificent place it is.
Land Management Leadership
Bill, who joined Forest Park Forever in June 2005, oversees the Facility Operations of the Park and Land Management Division and the Visitor and Education Center. He received his B.S. in Forestry and B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to working for FPF, Bill spent more than two years as a horticulturist at the Missouri Botanical Garden, two years as the Forestry Foreman for University City and seven years as the Park Operations Superintendent for the City of Crestwood. He is a certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture and is a National Playground Safety Inspector.
David, who joined FPF in early 2014, is a 2004 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design. David brings more than 12 years of experience to FPF, having worked with several private landscape design firms and as a Landscape Designer and Operations Manager with a national commercial landscape company.
David is a member of the Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society for Horticulture Education. Dedicated to expanding his horticulture knowledge annually by taking continuing education studies under the leading educators in their field, David recently participated in an intensive course in Soil Fertility and Microbiology taught by renowned scientist, Elaine Ingham, a Soil Biology Researcher and Rodale Institute’s Chief Scientist.
Peter joined FPF in October of 2011, coming from Las Vegas, where he received his Masters in Environmental Science focused on modeling wildfire potential in the SW United States. He has over five years of experience in the field of Ecology ranging from work with USGS and NPS in the mountains and deserts of the southwest, to work in the forests, prairies and watersheds of Wisconsin working for the DNR.
Peter is originally from Wisconsin where he received his B.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. His focus is in ecosystem management and restoration. Peter is the direct supervisor for the two Nature Reserve Stewards in Zone 4.
Nature Reserve Stewards
Horticulturists, Gardeners and Administration
Maintenance Zone Map
Our Land Management works in a Zone system, to care for the Park most efficiently and thoroughly. Here's a look at the individual zones: