Sareena Jerath, Landscape Designer
Sareena Jerath is a certified master gardener and landscape designer. Sareena has served on the board of ROMP (Renovations of Macomb Park) and helped to restore the neighborhood playground. As a previous volunteer for the Cultural Landscape Foundation, Sareena worked to identify and help preserve at-risk historical landscapes for the 2006 Landslide Program. Formerly, Sareena was a health lawyer with Epstein, Becker and Green in Washington. Sareena also holds a graduate degree in Biology, and worked as a researcher in oncology clinical trials and as an analyst with the Institutional Review Board of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Sareena grew up in the Washington area and has lived in Cleveland Park since 2005. She, her husband, Nakul, and their three children relish having the Tregaron estate as their virtual backyard.
Shawn Siefers, Master Arborist
Shawn Siefers is certified as a Master Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, and has been involved in the Arboriculture field since 1999. He has worked for The Care of Trees, a sustainable tree care service, since 2003, where he specializes in tree health care, a skill he brings to his work with Tregaron. Shawn has also brought his expertise to a wide range of institutions, including a number of campuses such as Georgetown University, Washington International School, Sidwell Friends School, Georgetown Visitation, and Maret School. He has also provided tree care services for the National Cathedral. Shawn is affiliated with a number of professional associations, including the Maryland Arborist Association, and consults for the City of Gaithersburg. He holds degrees in Forestry from Allegany College of Maryland and the University of Maryland.
Glenn Stach, Preservation Landscape Architect & Planner
Glenn Stach has been dedicated to cultural landscape preservation for over 20 years. Glenn has a proven record of sustaining and enhancing the historic legacy of significant landscapes through design and planning. Glenn obtained his degree from Virginia Tech, and has since managed projects in landscape architecture, historic preservation, and urban design for clients such as the Central Park Conservancy and James Monroe Birthplace. His Washington DC-based projects include Meridian Hill Park, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the World War I Memorial. Glenn previously worked for Heritage Landscapes, the Vermont-based firm that authored Tregaron’s Cultural Landscape Report. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Cultural Landscape Foundation, which has recognized Tregaron as a notable destination. We are delighted to have Glenn’s expertise and guidance as we move forward in our restoration work.
Susie Zimmermann, Marketing and Communications Professional
Susie Zimmermann brings over 30 years of marketing and communications experience to her volunteer work on behalf of the Conservancy. She has helped raise the national profiles of such organizations as the Peace Corps, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In 2004, Susie launched her own marketing firm. She currently directs communications efforts for Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Susie lends her expertise to Tregaron by working to boost our media profile, enhance our print, online and social media presence, and refine our branding. She and her husband Steve moved Cleveland Park when they became empty nesters, and enjoy living near Tregaron with their dog Luna and cat Tony.