Dr. Benjamin Burton


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

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

James Preisendanz

Director of Restore Native Plants

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

Matt Simonelli

Co-Director of Restore Native Plants

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

Dan Noonan

Co-Director of Restore Native Plants

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.

Hollie Lane

Field Ecologist

Hollie’s education, ecology experience, and ambition to work in the field make Restore Native Plants the perfect fit…

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




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 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.