Executive Director - Shozo Kagoshima
Event Manager - Jen McKie
Event Coordinator - Tony Barbatti
Bookkeeper/Accountant - Safdar Ighanian
Gift Shop, Membership, Volunteers, Teachers, Neighbors - Chiharu Yabe
Gift Shop Staff - Wilson Cai, Cheri Gross, James Libby
Head Japanese Garden Specialist - Jacob Kellner
Garden Specialist - Jeffrey Hallenbeck
Assistant Gardener - Jesus Chiprez
Maintenance & Cleaning - Sandra Velaquez
Event Staff - Brian Scott, Cheri Gross, Christan Fernandez, Glenn Libby, Jason McCullough, Jose Chiprez, Faith O'Malley, Marissa Angelina Silva, Richard Ngo, Sandra Velasquez, Veronica Gunawan, Wilson Cai
Many volunteers assist as Docents, providing tours of the gardens for visitors. Others help in the Gardens, the Gift Shop, or the office. Many special projects also benefit from volunteer assistance. For example, in the Gardens, various wood and bamboo substructures such as the bridges, the wooden lamp posts around the pond, the well, the main gate, and the fences that lead up to the gardens have been restored with the help of volunteers like Bruce Heister and Jim Sugai.
Hakone appreciates long time Hakone volunteers.Cultural programs: Elaine Salter, John Larissou, Kathy Toy
Docents: Deborah Lecover, Don Morgan, John Tauchi, June Kanazawa, Michiko Kelly, and Patricia Avery.
Gardens: Arnold Cornez, Bruce Heister, and Jim Sugai
Hakone also wishes to appreciate all its volunteers who continue to help in so many ways. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application form.