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

Karen Flick, Operations Director and Horticulturalist

Karen became acquainted with Awbury Arboretum’s community and grounds in 2012 as a horticulture intern assisting Landscape Manager Denis Lucey. She joined the Awbury Arboretum staff team in May 2015 as the Assistant Landscape Manager and Head Horticulturalist, putting in long hours stewarding Awbury’s historic 55-acre landscape through all four seasons. She holds degrees in both horticulture and psychology from Temple University, and has many years of experience maintaining landscapes from small urban yards to historic gardens and commercial properties.

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.