Carol is a professor emerita at the School of Social Work at St. Kate’s – St. Thomas and a lifelong gardener who began her affiliation with Metro Blooms as an early attendee of raingarden workshops. As a graduate of the inaugural class of Master Water Stewards in 2013, she was further drawn to the work of Metro Blooms as a volunteer alley captain for the Blooming Alleys initiative to capture stormwater runoff before it gets to Minnehaha Creek and nearby lakes. A member of the Hale neighborhood, Carol received the Best Environmental Stewardship and Nate Siegel Award from Metro Blooms in 2016.
Carol’s experiences as a teacher, project director, researcher, administrator and board member of an international professional organization provide a solid basis for her work with the Metro Blooms Board. She is passionate about Metro Blooms’ growing work toward environmental justice through engaging all community members in shaping sustainable landscapes for our businesses, schools and neighborhoods and is particularly proud of our programs to educate young people for work in the green infrastructure. Carol is committed to the resilience focus of Metro Blooms and values its mission-based commitment to sustainability through partnering with organizations and communities for environmental justice and stewardship that integrates beauty, healing and protection into our landscapes.