Our entire staff is experienced, innovative and committed to achieving horticultural excellence.

Chris Carrington, Director

Chris Carrington has recently joined the Awbury Arboretum on a full-time basis as the Director of the Arboretum’s landscape services division. Chris brings decades of marketing and management experience to Awbury. More importantly, she brings her passion and experience in horticulture, developed over many years.  A Wharton MBA graduate, Chris left her successful marketing career to join Awbury after becoming a master gardener, completing the Barnes Foundation’s three year horticultural program and spending a number of years supporting PHS’s City Harvest program.

Alan Borzillo, Director of Operations

Alan brings decades of experience in landscape design and maintenance to Awbury.  Alan’s extensive experience was gained while running his own landscaping business servicing many Main Line residences, estates and institutions as well as when running a major division of Brickman Landscaping for over 6 years.  While at Brickman, Alan managed multiple maintenance and installation crews at the 110 acre Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, the Johnson & Johnson campus in Springfield PA and on many other properties throughout Montgomery and Chester counties.

Steve Pascavitch, Certified Arborist

Steve joined Awbury as its on-staff arborist and landscape manager in 1999.  During these years, he built Awbury’s landscape services division and supervised many adult and at-risk teen training programs.  Prior to joining Awbury, Steve owned a very successful tree company that serviced residential and institutional properties throughout Greater Philadelphia that included the City of Philadelphia, The US Mint, Philadelphia Family Court and many Community Development Corporations.