The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum Advisory Board Archive


John Bramley, Dr. A. John Bramley, born and educated in the United Kingdom, is a microbiologist with degrees from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the University of Reading. After a government research career in England he moved to the University of Vermont where he served as a Professor, Chair, Dean, Provost and Interim President. Following his retirement to southern Arizona his interest in plants and horticulture drew him to the University Arboretum which he sees as both a place of beauty and an expression of the University Land Grant Mission of outreach.
Nick Shipley, co-owner and Chief Operations Officer of Civano Growers was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is an ISA Certified Arborist. From 1997-2004 he served as Reclamation Manager for Civano Nursery, Inc. where he oversaw salvage of trees and cacti from development sites. From 2004-2017 he served as Farm Manager of Civano Growers where he oversaw all aspects of plant production at the nursery. Nick was raised in the horticulture industry and started working summers in his father's greenhouses at the age of 11. he has an incredible passion for plants and is driven to see them thrive in our urban landscapes. 
David Yetman is an academic expert on Sonora, Mexico and an Emmy award-winning media presenter on the world's deserts. He is a research social scientist at the University of Arizona. Yetman is a known as the 'voice' for the people and desert regions of the south-west USA and Northern Mexico. His publications date back to the 1980s and often deal with the plant use of particular tribes and peoples.
Jane Evans was born and raised in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Plant Science in 1976. After a brief one year stint as Assistant Extension Agent at the Tucson Garden Center Jane struck out on her own. She purchased the Garden Flower Shop property at 2936 N Stone in 1978. In 1986 her not yet husband, Gene Joseph, started Plants for the Southwest, a cactus and succulent nursery,  on this property and Jane and Gene continue to run the nursery to this day. This property is the longest continuous nursery property in Tucson! Growing Lithops, a South African Succulent is her speciality however her plant interests are wide ranging. 



Bethany Vos is an undergraduate student pursuing two degrees: one, in Nutritional Sciences and one in Plant Sciences. She expects to graduate in 2021. She is an exceptionally organized, meticulous student who has enrolled for course credit doing projects for the Campus Arboretum. Most recently, she has assumed responsibility for curating the arboretum's extensive botanical photo inventory. As the Campus Arboretum photographer, she ensure all plants in the collection have botanically identifying photos, publishes these to the web and maintains accuracy of all records, including updating current taxonomic classification in the database. As a member of the board, Bethany assists by organizing meetings, compiling the agenda, taking minutes and providing valuable perspectives and insights.





Profile image for Ross Charles CoelhoJudith Ratliff (MLA, UA 1991) has been designing Tucson landscapes for 25 years. She's also known for the articles she's written on plantings, design issues and architecture for various publications. 









Bob Baker, UA Alumnus, and cmmunity representative.

Bob Hutchinson, retired faculty University of Louisiana






Linda Drew retired University of Arizona Computing Manager

Andrew Hatch, University of Arizona Plant Sciences Undergraduate, Class of 2015

Paulina Jenney, University of Arizona Undergraduate, Class of 2016

Caitlin Brown, University of Arizona Undergraduate, Class of 2019

Caryl Clement, Landscape Architect, Tucson, AZ

Doug Holland, Pima Co. Master Gardener, Tucson, AZ

Woodford Remencus, Landscape Manager, University of Arizona Facilities Management

Matt Anderson, Grounds Superintendent, University of Arizona Facilities Management

Sarah Davis, Retired Coronado National Forest LA/NR 

Renate Delay, Community Representative

Frank Soltys, Alumnus University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Science

Alan Myklebust, TUSD, and Blenem Elm Neighborhood Connection, Member of Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, 

Julie Wiens, Horticulturalist, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Bob Preble, retired University of Arizona Facilities Management

Irene Ogata, Landscape Architect and City of Tucson Planning Office (1st urban landscape manager in Tucson City Gov't)

Patsy Waterings, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Water Conservation

Chris Monrad, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (founding member), Monrad Engineering, Tucson AZ

Eric Scharf, Landscape Architect Wheat-Scharf Associates, Tucson, AZ