Payton Simpkins

B.S. in Environmental Science with a Minor in Marketing, The University of Texas at Arlington Payton joined the FWBG|BRIT staff in June 2021 as the Education Operations Specialist, providing administrative support to the SEED School, family programs, and Volunteer services. Before coming to BRIT, Payton was offered a chance to be a Park Interpreter in […]

Anna SoRelle

Education: BA Anthropology, University of Georgia MA Museum Science, Texas Tech University Anna joined the Education team at FWBG|BRIT in June of 2021. Her role is to develop and implement engaging environmental educational programs for homeschoolers, Scouts, special needs groups, and summer camps. She brings 9 years of experience in informal science education and has […]

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 […]