Meet the dedicated staff members of Lake Wilderness Arboretum.

Susan GoodellSusan Goodell, Arboretum Director

I grew up loving the outdoors and nearly 20 years ago I caught the gardening bug as a young homeowner. Since then, I have earned a degree in landscape design, designed gardens for friends and family, created and maintained several of my own gardens and volunteered at LWA for five years. I am looking forward to bringing my landscape design training and work experience in marketing, communications and customer service to the thoughtful development and maintenance of the Arboretum.

Todd Tschimperle, Property Maintenance

Having been born and raised in Washington, I quickly developed a love for the outdoors. Recently, I’ve developed an interest in gardening and medicinal plant identification/use. Working at the LWA provides me with that opportunity every day. I hope that with my budding green thumb coupled with a background in construction maintenance I can help preserve the beauty of the Arboretum for everyone to enjoy.