Katie Lautar took the helm of the organization after seven years working as our Program Director. Born and raised in Baltimore, she came to this work through her love of Baltimore, nature, and communities. Katie has more than 16 year experience in community organizing, designing non-profit programs, and creating educational programs. She earned a Master's Degree in Environmental Education from Lesley University, while living outdoors in different bio-regions. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Goucher College in Elementary Education with a Minor in Peace Studies.
She directed youth development and education programs at Strong City Baltimore and is a founder of the 2640 Cooperative. She also has considerable experience in consensus building models and collaborative program development.
Recruited in the winter of 2021, Ms. Hodge has spent the past four years working for various non-profit projects in the Baltimore City area providing technical assistance and operations support. Her experience in operations work stateside and marketing work in central Europe provides a different perspective to the work of Baltimore Green Space. Ms. Hodge graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a Bachelor's in Integrated Marketing and Communications, minor in Business.
Lynette is a dynamic and flexible asset to the team. Born in Detroit, with having lived in Hungary and Brazil, she is happy to call Baltimore home. She enjoys long walks, reading mystery and action novels, travel, and spending time with her cat, Hampton.
Eric Fishel leads all of our programming related to forest stewardship. Eric is a conservation biologist specializing in urban ecology of birds. Eric grew up just outside of Baltimore in Owings Mills, MD, and attended Johns Hopkins University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology while working as an intern and naturalist with the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and Marshy Point Nature Center.
After college, he spent the next 11 years working on a variety of avian conservation research projects in seven states and seven countries. In 2016, he received his Master’s degree in natural resources from the University of Missouri studying the impacts of land management practices on breeding bird and plant communities in an urban residential area.
Patrick Filbert is a proud Baltimorean with a background in ecology, urban planning, and community coordinating. Patrick is a graduate of Friends School of Baltimore and credits the Quaker values instilled in him as a big inspiration in his work to help others. After Friends, he graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science. He then moved to Portland, where he volunteered with 1000 Friends of Oregon to resolve urban land use issues. Upon his return to Baltimore, Patrick volunteered with Pigtown Main Street, before signing on with NeighborSpace of Baltimore County where he worked as Program Manager for 3.5 years.
At NeighborSpace, Patrick managed 21 green spaces around the inner suburbs of Baltimore County. During this time, he also worked for the Baltimore County Green Alliance where he facilitated several committees such as Forest Conservation and City-County Collaboration. Patrick is an avid sports fan and lover of Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows and literature. He lives in Butchers Hill.
Tyson W. Garith, President
Benjamin Kelley, Vice President
Kindle Samuel, Treasurer
Krismir Thomas, Secretary
Dr. Lenwood Hayman
Baltimore City Office of Housing and Community Development
Baltimore Department of Public Works
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Baltimore Office of Sustainability
Better Waverly Community Organization
Baltimore Community Foundation
Broadway East Community Association
Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition
Greater Remington Improvement Association
Green Mount West Community Association
Hamilton Hills Neighborhood Association
Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association
Johns Hopkins University Alpha Phi Omega
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern
Maryland Community Naturalist Network
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
NeighborSpace Baltimore County
New Greenmount West Community Association
Oakenshawe Improvement Association
Stillmeadow Community Fellowship
St Luke’s Church on the Avenue
The Farm Alliance of Baltimore
The CARE Community Association
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City Master Gardeners
Upper Fells Point Improvement Association
Urban Ecological Collaborative