Jeny Davis is the EcoFlora Coordinator at the Desert Botanical Garden and a Fountain Hills resident. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree focused on sustainable ecosystems and also holds a degree in horticulture. Jeny grew up playing outside in the woods of Virginia and has never lost her appreciation for nature, plants especially. She is dedicated to increasing the understanding of the human-nature connection and fostering equitable opportunities in plant and ecological sciences.
Lisa Miller has dedicated much of her life to the education, inspiration and entertainment of others about the natural world. With a degree from Rutgers University, her career has included work as an interpretive naturalist, a park manager, and positions with the Desert Botanical Garden, the Arizona Science Center, and the River of Time Museum. Lisa is currently on the board of both the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association and the International Dark Sky Discovery Center, and is a Master Steward with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. As an avid birder, if Lisa isn’t on the hiking trails with binoculars in hand, she is watching, listening to and documenting the birds around her home.
Our Town is looking for an identity beyond the famous fountain and as a neat retirement community. Our environment is rich with potential for increased involvement by our residents,
both retirees as well as families. Certified as a Dark Skies community has drawn the attention of some of our residents as well as the entire Valley. Adding a Dark Skies Discovery Center would enrich and expand our offerings. But seeking Biophilic certification would broaden our appeal significantly by giving current residents a way to shift and expand our focus on the beautiful opportunities we have right here on the ground. Given my background in project management, I would welcome the opportunity to help see this become a reality.
Lisa Ristuccia is the lead teacher at Fountain Hills Charter School where she helps students develop an appreciation of and love of nature. She is the facilitator of the school’s Green Team which is working toward Eco-School certification with the National Wildlife Federation. Lisa is on the Board of Directors for Arizona Association for Environmental Education and Keep Scottsdale Beautiful, and is involved with many other environmental organizations and projects. Lisa is working on several local projects funded by ChangeX and Microsoft. Lisa is excited to join the Biophilic Fountain Hills team to build a deeper connection to nature in Fountain Hills and help others understand the importance of the human-nature connection.
Together We Care (TWC)
Together We Care recognizes our privilege and aims to effectively use it to care and uplift the voices of those who have been historically silenced. We are a group of college students that have grown up in Fountain Hills, attended local schools, and participated in clubs, and continue to invest our effort and love in our community. For more information, visit our website.
VISION FOUNTAIN HILLS
The VisionFH team is composed entirely of non partisan volunteers who love Fountain Hills! They are your neighbors and friends and they are serving our community by collecting your thoughts and ideas in order to share the results with anyone who can use it to make Fountain Hills even better.