Patrick Newman

B.A. Biology, University of Utah M.P.A. Nonprofit Management, University of Utah Patrick Newman joined FWBG | BRIT in May 2021 as Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than 14 years of public gardens experience, serving most recently as executive director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Prior to the Wildflower Center, Patrick was director […]

Tracy Friday

B.S. in Education, Texas Wesleyan University Biology, University of Texas at Arlington Tracy joined the BRIT education team in 2010 as an education specialist with a focus on creating professional development and building a professional learning network of teachers interested in engaging environmental professional growth. In 2014, she was named the Director of the SEED […]

Connie Johnson

B.A. English Literature, Sonoma State University Growing up in Washington State, the woods around her home were Connie Johnson’s playground and land of imagination, leading to her true affinity with plants. She came to BRIT in 2013 as a new resident of Texas by way of New Mexico, Colorado, New England, and Northern California. She […]

Chris Smith, MBA

MBA, Texas Christian University MJ, University of North Texas BS, University of North Texas As marketing and communications director, Chris focuses on strategic marketing and digital communications. She joins BRIT from Smith Communications, where she consulted eight years for numerous international and local clients, including BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Previous positions include […]

Sara Richardson, CFRE

B.S., Texas Christian University A native of Fort Worth, Sara graduated from Fort Worth Country Day and received her Bachelor of Science degree from TCU. She came to BRIT with successful experience in fundraising, public relations, management, and event planning for the nonprofit sector. From her for-profit background, she is accomplished in sales, sales management, […]