DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND EXHIBITS
Elaine McGinn joined the Garden in 1997. In partnership with the executive director and senior staff, she provides leadership in Garden planning and exhibit programs.
She has extensive experience in exhibit development and design, master planning and interpretation. During her tenure with Desert Botanical Garden, she has led major exhibit initiatives including new permanent displays, interpretive planning, seasonal butterfly exhibits and annual art exhibitions.
Elaine holds a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and completed executive leadership work at the University of Michigan. Elaine received a Virginia G. Piper Fellowship in 2009 to study garden design and the exploration of place-making.