Arboretum Staff

Robert Pruitt

Executive Director

Rob was born and raised in Kansas City, MO,  and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kansas in 1997. Rob has an extensive background in business operations, management, and sustainable horticulture. He lives in Cedar Falls with his wife Jessica and their children.

Beth Lavenz

Development & Communications Coordinator


Beth is from Cedar Falls and a graduate from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She received a degree in Communication Arts with an emphasis in public relations and organization. One of Beth's favorite past times is to take photos of nature and loves being surrounded by it every day at work. 


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