Bethany is an award-winning advocacy journalist who produces multimedia projects for a large animal welfare nonprofit. She's lived in Urbana with her husband, son and two badly behaved rescue dogs for three years, where she maintains a Certified Wildlife Habitat and attempts to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs in her tiny backyard. A dual English and American citizen, her landscaping preferences are heavily influenced by English gardens. She strongly believes the world belongs to wildlife, too, and that people who volunteer are healthier and happier. She is proud to sit on the VOU HOA Board.
Carey grew up in Frederick County and has lived in Urbana for 20 years. She welcomes creatures of all kinds to her yard, where she gardens for wildlife by planting natives and forgoing pesticides. Passionate about biodiversity and the environment, she serves on the VOU HOA Grounds/Physical Assets Committee and volunteers with schools and scout troops to plant gardens and foster an appreciation for nature. When she’s not exploring the great outdoors, she's likely working on documentaries for public television.
Matt is a Maryland Master Gardener.
Kristine has created marketing resources for a wide variety of nonprofits, including groups that focus on nature conservation, homeless dog and cat rescue, and de-stigmatizing mental health conversations. Before moving to Virginia, she lived in Maryland for four years. She enjoys hiking, camping, and biking in her free time. Kristine created the Green Team Urbana logo for us pro bono. Check out her other work or commission a project here.