The Garden Pool Team

These are the core ideals that shape what we do as a team at Garden Pool.

The Garden Pool Team consists of an all-volunteer group of dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds. They all have one thing in common, a passion for growing food the GP way!

There are many other folks who have helped us in our journey and many more volunteers behind the scenes today. We have a community with over 1,200 members in our local GP meetup. We meet for free classes, tours, volunteer projects, potlucks, food drives and strengthening the community.

This group of non-profit volunteers helps make everything we do at the Garden Pool possible. Get to know some members of the Garden Pool Team:

Dennis McClung

Dennis is the founder, a designer, and a teacher at Garden Pool. Dennis invented the Garden Pool, developed and manages our web presence, and designed several other Garden Pool innovations. Dennis is the project manager of volunteer builds and is the course instructor for the GP Certified Designers. Dennis believes that sustainable food production helps improve entire communities. Dennis is the primary researcher and serves as the President and CEO of Garden Pool.

Danielle McClung

Danielle is our animal expert and helps with maintaining at the Garden Pool and Fantasy Farm properties. Danielle has lifelong experience in farming and as an animal caretaker. Danielle feels that growing food helps families bond and grow together. Danielle manages the operations of Garden Pool, is the property manager at the Fantasy Farm, and manages the GP Caretaker division of Garden Pool. Danielle is the co-founder of Garden Pool and is the Vice-President and COO of Garden Pool.

Becky Knutson

Becky helps run local GP meetup events. Becky brings beautiful images of what we do at Garden Pool as she is also the primary photographer and videographer for Garden Pool. Becky oversees all volunteer committees and helps with GP’s social media outlets. Becky has a large garden, backyard chickens, and a citrus orchard. She is passionate about sustainable and healthy living. Becky volunteers countless hours to help Garden Pool do what we do. Becky is our sales account representative and administrative assistant. Becky is also the Treasurer and CFO of Garden Pool.

Chris George

After attending several years of local GP events, Chris now donates her time to help run local meetup events. Chris manages her homestead, 3rdAcreFarm, and is very active in the local community and many other organizations. Chris brings years of experience with other local non-profits to Garden Pool.  Chris is a regular volunteer at Garden Pool and even went to Haiti with us to become a Certified GP Designer. Chris is the Secretary of Garden Pool.

Alex Peña

Alex is an instructor at Garden Pool. Alex had partnered with Garden Pool early on as our mentor on the quest to learn more about fruit and nut trees for home food production. Besides teaching, Alex helps Garden Pool organize classes and is the GP’s fruit and nut tree expert. Alex owns a popular local rare and exotic fruit nursery, Tropica Mango, and has over 140 fruit trees in his own suburban backyard!

Erin Gerston

Erin volunteers at GP events and even gives local tours of her beautiful and inspiring GP system complete with tilapia and hens! Erin is a certified Garden Pool Designer, an excellent gardener, and deeply cares about a manifesting a better future for tomorrow. Erin is a board member of Garden Pool.

Paula Diehm

Paula donates countless hours at Garden Pool events, shipping, and operational support. Paula enjoys making an impact in her community and living a healthier lifestyle. Paula is a Garden Pool Certified Designer and a board member of Garden Pool.

Adam Dasuqi

Adam is a regular GP volunteer can can be seen in his special appearances in GP videos.  Adam is active in the local community and enjoys volunteerism for great causes. Adam is the leader of the elite “Door Crew” in GP volunteer builds and helps with social media.  Adam is a board member of Garden Pool.

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