As a City of Kennesaw Botanical Garden, the mission of Smith-Gilbert Gardens is to serve as a resource for conservation, education and the enjoyment of horticulture, fine arts and historic preservation.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is supported, in part, by memberships, donations, and funds raised through the Rose Garden Gala and Garden Gallop sponsored by the Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation – a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.


Chris Graeff, President
Sr. Project Manager/Operations
Cox & Company

Pam Robinson, Vice President
Retired, ASD | SKY

Tammy Weeks, Secretary
Constant Contract Services, LLC

Lori Kaczynski, Treasurer
VP, Internal Audit & Chief Audit Executive
Graphic Packaging International

Sherry Gentry, Co-Chair,
Capital Campaign
Sr. Vice President, Wealth

Jeff Krivo, Vice President
Senior Manager of Data
HD Supply Inc.


Barbara Boone
Boone Limited Properties, LLC

Vickie Haney
Retired, Bank of North Georgia

Andrew Kohr, PLA, ASLA
Sr. Project Manager,
Transportation & Community Development

Kaitlyn Parham Chitwood
Director of Digital Marketing & Design
Cobb Travel and Tourism

Janet H. Wiles
Wiles & Wiles, LLP

Steven D. Yancey, AIA
Retired, ASD | SKY

City Representatives

Derek Easterling
Mayor, City of Kennesaw

Lynette Burnette
Council, City of Kennesaw