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 Events & Culinary Program Specialist, 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
Patty Corona
Director of Kitchenistas Engagement & Cooking for Salud®
Ellyse Briand
Events & Culinary Program Specialist
Ramon Chairez
Garden Support Specialist
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
Mandy Padilla
Environmental Education Specialist
Kelsey Pennington
Youth Programs Coordinator
Octavio Rodriguez
Garden Support Specialist
Sarah Suarez
Volunteer Coordinator
Jannet Valdes Ramirez
School-Based Environmental Education Specialist
Isaac Ramos
Garden Support Specialist
Alyssa Zurita
School Garden Specialist