Contact Olivewood Gardens

Use one of the methods below to contact Olivewood Gardens


For general inquiries, contact…
2525 N Avenue, National City, CA 91950 USA

For volunteer inquiries, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah, at

For Facility Rentals, contact Adult Nutrition Educator, Ellyse, at

To schedule a Field Trip or Private Kid’s Class, contact Youth Program Coordinator, Kelsey, at

For Cooking for Salud inquiries, contact Director of Kitchenista Engagement & Cooking for Salud, Patty (, or Kitchenistas Program Coordinator, Monica (


Contact one of our team members below:

Jen Nation
Executive Director
Claire Groebner
Associate Director
Leonard Vargas
Facilities and Gardens Manager 
Jeni Barajas
Youth Programs Director
Ellyse Briand
Adult Nutrition Educator
Patty Corona
Director of Kitchenistas Engagement & Cooking for Salud®
Taylor Garcia
Development Coordinator
Angelica Gastelum
Marketing Manager
Morgan Harris
Youth Nutrition Education Specialist
Sabrina Heimer
School-Based Environmental Education Specialist
Monica Lim
Kitchenistas® Program Coordinator
Rocina Lizarraga
Special Projects Coordinator
Paola Orjuela
Accounting Coordinator
Kelsey Pennington
Youth Programs Coordinator
Octavio Rodriguez
Garden Support Staff
Sarah Suarez
Volunteer Coordinator
Jannet Valdes Ramirez
School-Based Environmental Education Specialist
Alyssa Zurita
School Garden Specialist