Pam Sturgeon

Board President

2023 Board President, Dunn Garden Docent, member of NHS, NPA and horticultural volunteer at Elizabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden. Master Gardener who can learn from and support the many special efforts of Dunn Gardens.
B.S. Psych, Univ. of WA; M.A. Psych, Humboldt (CA); M.P.A. Univ. of WA. Long career in civil and women’s rights, school administration, grant writing, and middle school teacher.

Brian Roy


As an enthusiastic hiker raised in the Pacific Northwest, Brian has always had a healthful appreciation for plants, a love of nature and the desire to enrich his understanding of all. In 2016, Brian returned to school to study horticulture at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, graduating in 2018 with an AAS in Environmental Horticulture. After graduation, Brian was accepted into an internship program at the Elizabeth Carey-Miller Botanical Garden where he spent the next two years expanding his knowledge of known plants and landscape practices. Since completing the internship, Brian has spent the last year and half self-employed, performing garden maintenance to various clients. In 2021, Brian joined Dunn Gardens’ team and is dedicated to keeping the gardens beautiful.

Rose Tobin


Rose grew up in the Seattle area, and has always had a passion for gardening. She turned her love of plants and horticulture into a full-time career after earning a degree in Environmental Horticulture. Since the completion of her degree, Rose has worked as a landscape gardener and recently completed a year-long internship at the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Shoreline.  Rose spends her free time volunteering at a food bank garden on Beacon Hill and working in her flower and vegetable garden at home; she loves the endless path of learning that horticulture has to offer. Rose is a WSNLA- Certified Professional Horticulturist and also holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Washington.

Sara Wallesen

Trust Administrator and Event Coordinator

Sara is a PNW native with a love and passion for the outdoors which lead to her decisions to become a steward of the land to protect and conserve natural habitats for many generations to come. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2019 with a BS in environmental science with a specialty in environmental horticulture and restoration ecology. In her free time she likes to get outside for an adventure or curl up on the couch with her cat and read a good book.

Carol Miranda

Director of Horticulture

From the Midwest to the East Coast, Hong Kong to D.C., Carol has always enjoyed growing plants and being outdoors. In 2007 she decided to make it official by returning to school to study Horticulture and joining the Master Gardener Program.  She was delighted to find people that were actually excited talk plants! Carol had great fun at Green Spring Gardens in Annandale VA working as an intern in their Native Plants gardens and then as an Assistant Gardener helping with propagation, the Glasshouse and the outdoor gardens. In 2013 she joined Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA as the Atrium Horticulturist creating beautiful gardens indoors and out for the many weddings and special events. After moving to the stunning pacific northwest in 2021 to be closer to family Carol found her way to the lovely Dunn Gardens. Carol holds a BA in English and MS in Computer Science as well as AAS degrees in Horticulture Technology and Landscaping.

Katherine Dunn

Katherine Dunn

Board Member

Katherine grew up in Seattle, WA in the Dunn Gardens playing on the Great Lawn. She went to Wheaton College in Massachusetts and graduated with a major in Economics and minor in Hispanic Studies. After graduation, Kat moved back to Seattle and began working for Nordstrom. She currently works for the Nordstrom Rack Merchandising Group as an Assistant Buyer in Women’s Shoes. Kat says, “In my spare time I enjoy trying new Seattle restaurants as well as old favorites!”


Janet Egger


Janet Egger comes to Dunn Gardens after retiring from an extensive career in horticulture. She holds a B.S. in Botany and an M.S. in Horticulture from UC Davis. Her most recent job was as head plant breeder for Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. in Canby, Oregon from 2000 to 2018. Plants Janet bred for Terra Nova Nurseries include Heuchera,  Heucherella, Tiarella, Sedum, Kniphofia, Agastache, Penstemon, Phygelius among others. She wrote and managed their plant patents and plant data base as well.  Her email address includes the word orchid, a reflection of her long standing interest in plants. Dunn Gardens is delighted to have such an accomplished horticulturalist join our board.


Charlanne Dunn McGinnis

Charlanne Dunn McGinnis, President, has been involved with the Dunn Gardens all her life as a member of the Dunn family. Char attended Cornish School of Fine Arts, studying voice, dance and drama. She studied Psychology and Business at Seattle Community College.

Char began her career in non-profit organizations at the age of four, when she worked with her mother on the Mayor’s Seattle Hospitality Committee. She has volunteered with the Denver Women’s Shelter and as a Guardian Ad Litem in a Pilot Program with King County Juvenile Court. Char has also served on the Board of Maryhill Museum for 9 years, on the Maryhill Development Committee, and Nominations Committee as Member at Large. She is President of The Arthur G. Dunn Guild for Maryhill Museum.

She managed dental clinics throughout her career: the University of Washington Orthodontic Clinic working with Masters Students, a dental clinic in Denver and opened and managed her husband’s dental clinic in Everett. She is the Manager and Partner of Dunn Investment Group LLC and Partner in CCA LLC.

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Alan Rowberg MD

Board Member

Alan Rowberg’s, interest in Dunn Gardens started in 2010, when he found the gardens on a map close to his sister-in-law’s house and asked about it.  After attending a few Dunn Gardens events, he was hooked and has enjoyed many events each year since then. With a background in technology, he is interested in how Dunn Gardens can continue to increase the value of its webpages and electronic and print communications, as well as continuing the tradition of conducting superb social and educational events for our community.

Alan received a B.S. in biology from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and an M.D. in medicine from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. After three years in the Army he spent 5 years with GE in the CT Scanner group, involved with advanced applications and marketing. He served on the faculty in Radiology at the University of Washington from 1982 to 1998, where he did research in image data compression, in addition to research into more general areas of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems, including workstation design, user interface evaluation, and patient databases. He then spent seven years as an independent consultant before joining Northwest Hospital, where he manages the computer system in Radiology.

Alan has been active in the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR), including serving as its President, and is also involved in several healthcare informatics societies. He is Chair of Working Group 4 (Compression) of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Committee.

Linda Breiwick

Linda Breiwick

Linda Breiwick, Past-President, grew up in the neighborhood of the Dunn Gardens with Pat and Char Dunn and Ruth Kagi. She became interested in gardening from her mother who gardened with Ed Dunn. Linda became a docent in 2005 and remains one today.

Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Women’s College. After graduation she spend a clinical year at Virginia Mason’s Clinical Laboratory then worked at Northwest Hospital. She spent 28 years teaching at Shoreline Community College as faculty and Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program where she coordinated budgets, hired faculty and participated in tenure committees.