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Shawnell Faber joined the Forest Park Forever team in early 2016 after serving as the City of Webster Groves’ park manager since 2002. She brings decades of horticulture experience to her new role. During her time with the City of Webster Groves, Shawnell oversaw a wide variety of projects across the city’s 17 parks, public spaces and green spaces. Shawnell received a B.S. in Horticulture and holds memberships in several professional organizations, including Gateway Professional Horticulturist Association and Missouri Community Forestry Council among others
Roman Fox joined the Forest Park Forever team in May 2017. He is responsible for directing and supervising the horticulture team efforts in Forest Park. Roman previously worked as agriculture and horticulture instructor in secondary education. He has more than 10 years of experience working turf, greenhouse, landscape and forest management. He has a B.S. in Agriculture Education from Clemson University. He comes to St. Louis from Champaign, Illinois, and is originally from South Carolina. Roman enjoys being a part of the team that manages such an important civic resource for the people of St. Louis and its surrounding areas
Justin began his career in high school when he took a part time job at a garden center. This experience sparked his passion for plants. He went on to further his education in horticulture and obtained a bachelors degree from Southeast Missouri State. Since graduation he has worked on landscape installation and maintenance projects in St. Louis and Denver. Justin has worked his way up from crew member to operations management for various commercial companies. Most recently, he managed the local installation department of a national landscape services company. Justin holds certification as a landscape technician and is also an active member of the Gateway Professional Horticulturist Association.
Amy joined the Forest Park Forever team in October of 2012 as a Nature Reserve Steward. She moved from Olympia, WA, where she was working with riparian habitat restoration, endangered salmon, and waterbirds. Originally from Ohio, Amy has been working with land management and wildlife across the U.S. since she graduated with a B.S. in Biology at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. She eventually came to the conclusion that the availability of and health of habitats were key to both human and wildlife, and she is proud to be able to conserve and manage part of Forest Park's natural areas. With over five years of experience in the environmental field, she is happy to continue learning and educating in her role at Forest Park Forever. Amy assumed her role as Park Ecologist in early 2017.