Personnel & Volunteers


Executive Director/CEO -

Event Office - Candyce O'Malley, Florence O. Koga, Nancy Tat
Bookkeeper – Chiharu Yabe

Gift Store - Chiharu Yabe, Wilson Cai, Veronica Gunawan, Cherri Gross

Japanese Garden Specialist - Jacob Kellner
Assistant Gardener - Jesus Chiprez

Maintenance & Cleaning - Sandra Velaquez

Event Staff -  Jason McCullough, Marissa Silva ), Richard Ngo , Veronica Gunawan, Brian Scott, Jose Chiprez, Theresa Mason, Josh Pruneda, Christen Fernandez, Sherri Gross, Katie Peck, Faith O'Malley, Sandra Velasquez, Glenn Libby, Wilson Cai, Stephen Heffner


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.

Cultural programs: Kathy Toy, John Larissou, Marty Matsuo, John Tauchi, Elaine Salter, Miki Shimabe

Docents:  John Tauchi, Don Morgan, Michiko Kelly, Deborah Lecover, and June Kanazawa.

Gardens: Bruce Heister, Jim Sugai, Arnold Cornez and others