OUR TEAM

Dr. Benjamin Burton

Founder | President Emeritus

Dr. Ben Burton has been a life-long advocate for those in need, especially children, the…
Anastasia Bamberg Non-Profit Manager Restore Native Plants

Anastasia Bamberg

Non-Profit Manager of Restore Native Plants | Secretary

Anastasia is our passionate nonprofit manager who utilizes her skills to help people and organizations to thrive…

James Preisendanz

Director of Restore Native Plants | President

James received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Natural Resources and a Certificate in…

Matt Simonelli

Co-Director of Restore Native Plants | Vice President

Matt graduated Cum laude from William Paterson University where he earned a communications…

Dan Noonan

Co-Director of Restore Native Plants | Treasurer

Dan graduated cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2016 with a B.A. in environmental…

Joe Kilday

Invasive Species Technician

Joe Kilday graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Physiology from Ursinus College in…

Bradley Hildebrandt

Bradley graduated cum laude from Rowan University in 2021 with a B.A. in Law and Justice and a minor in Ethics.

William Winkler

William graduated Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Tyler Fishman

Tyler is a dedicated advocate for biodiversity and sustainability, committed to enhancing ecosystem stability and resilience…

Nancy Slowik

Master Native Plant Consultant

Nancy joined the Restore Native Plants Team in 2017 where she serves as the lead team…
Colin Milde Master Arborist

Colin Milde

Master Arborist

Colin became the first Board Certified Master Arborist with the International Society of…

INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS

OUR MASCOTS

Echo

Echo is always ready to scale any conifer of any size to look for insects, small mammals, and native bird species. He holds the record for the number of trees scaled without a helmet, harness, or any safety equipment.

Logan

Logan is our resident specialist in native bird identification. He has personally logged over 10,000 hours of native bird surveying and has identified 92 native species.