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Becky Melzer
Becky is the Assistant Manager of the Native Plant Program for Montgomery County Parks. She began her career with an MA in Sociology and Research Methods and was the former owner of Evaluation Edge, LLC. She has a Landscape Technology Certificate and is a Certified Professional Horticulturalist through the Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association. She has 5 years' experience with Pope Farm's local ecotype program combining her research methodology skills and landscape education to the propagation and production of native plants.

Rochelle Bartolomei
Rochelle is the Manager of the Native Plant Program for Montgomery County Parks in MD. The program provides native ecotype plants to Parks projects such as stormwater bioretention areas, wetland depressions, meadows, and for ornamental and educational purposes at Nature Centers and Brookside Gardens. She is the former Executive Director of Chesapeake Natives Inc, a non-profit that specializes in growing and promoting native plants. She is the former owner of Small Planet Projects, a landscape company dedicated to recreating habitat and managing stormwater. She leads walks and gives presentations to the MD Native Plant Society, Millersville Native Plant Conference, and Garden Clubs.