Leadership & Staff

Lockerly Trustees


Rex Bishop, Eatonton;
Retired, Horticulture Instructor/Program Director


Carl Blount, Athens; Insurance Agency


Crystal Law, Milledgeville; Financial Advisor, Edward Jones


Derek Williams, Milledgeville; President & CEO, Century Bank & Trust

Joseph Peters

Milledgeville; GCSU Education Professor

Anne Culberson

Eatonton; Orthodontist

John Jackson

Manager, Georgia College & State University; District 4, Baldwin County School Board

DOnna Williams

Owner, Funeral Home

Mary Pat Matheson

Atlanta; Anna and Hays Mershon President & CEO of Atlanta Botanical Garden

Joe Sama

Eatonton; Director of Reynolds Owners Association


Suzanne Engel,
New Vernon, NJ;  Trustee, E.J Grassmann Trust

Lockerly Staff

Jennifer Pollard,
Executive Director 


Jennifer Pollard, a 1995 GCSU graduate with a BA in History, assumed this leadership role in January  2017.   Mrs. Pollard brings 20 years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning and non-profit management, along with the professionally recognized CFRE (Certified FundRaising Executive) credential, which she has held since 2008.

A.D. Williams,

Grounds Manager

A.D. Williams has been an employee of Lockerly Arboretum over 10 years.  A native of Milledgeville, A.D. is skilled in lawn and machine maintenance.

Vicki Folendore,
Office Manager


Vicki Folendore manages the administrative functions for the Lockerly Arboretum Foundation. Vicki is a Milledgeville native, and before joining the Lockerly staff she worked at Georgia College & State University in University Advancement.

Carter Payne,


.Carter Payne hails from Western North Carolina but now resides in Milledgeville.   Carter is a full-time horticulture student at Southern Crescent Technical College while working part time at Lockerly, cultivating his skills. With a passion for sustainable landscaping, he is committed to learning while contributing to the conservation and stewardship of the property.

Director of Education


Originally from the Athens area, Adrin moved to Milledgeville in 2018 and graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2021 with Bachelors degree in Environmental Science.
Adrin’s hobbies include bugs, botany and chess (he plays almost every day!).