Maree Gaetani – Director of Mission & Garden Relations
Maree Gaetani joined the team in September 2015, bringing decades of experience in nonprofit advocacy, marketing communications, and public relations to the organization.
Introduced to gardening and cooking at an early age by her Italian father and grandfather, Maree grew up with fresh local food and has seen firsthand how gardening can be a powerful agent for social and environmental change.
She started her career in public relations at large advertising agencies in London and Boston, including Arnold Worldwide and BBDO/Boston. After twenty years of living and working in big cities, she moved back to her home state of Vermont where she became a champion for gardening in her sixteen-year role as Director of Public Relations and Good Works at Gardener’s Supply Company, the largest online gardening retailer in the U.S.
Maree has served as Regional Director for the Garden Writers Association, was a Board Director of the American Community Gardening Association, and has served on the board of the Vermont-based Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS). She currently serves as co-chair of the Communications Committee of the Garden Writers Association and is on the University of Vermont Extension Advisory Board. She continues to volunteer with COTS and anti-poverty initiatives. Maree has received national recognition for her work in marketing and non-profit advocacy campaigns. She enjoys the outdoors in any season and lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.