Sandy Smith, President of Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, today announced several additions to the nonprofit organization’s leadership team, under the direction of the garden’s Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg.
Director of Development & Community Relations
A former CEO and Development Officer with major zoological institutions, museums and science centers, Lewallen comes to Mounts from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, where he served as Institutional Advancement Director. Before moving to South Florida in 2000, he led the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. and Boston’s Zoo New England. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture & Planning from the University of Georgia-Athens, completed graduate work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and completed the Harvard Executive Management Course.
Membership Program Manager
Talbot brings to Mounts years of experience in membership retention, sales and development, primarily in the private golf and country club industry.
“We are thrilled to have two extraordinary professionals like Sanders Lewallen and Amy Talbot join the Mounts leadership team,” said Wolberg. “Together, they bring a wealth of experience, are familiar with the unique vagaries of the Palm Beach market, and have numerous valuable contacts and connections that will greatly benefit Mount Botanical Garden as we continue to grow and attract new visitors.”