Jennifer L. Carlson, Executive Director
Jennifer comes to Wyck with several years experience in nonprofit and education administration. Before Wyck, she worked as an Assistant Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences at La Salle University and served on the board of directors at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Previously she worked as Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. From 2008-2013, Jennifer was the Program Director for Historic Philadelphia, Inc., where she developed and managed historical programming for corporate clients, school groups, and tourism. She has also worked as adjunct faculty at Drexel University’s LeBow School of Business, and as Managing Director of Simpatico Theatre Project. Jennifer has a Master of Arts in Central and Eastern European Studies from La Salle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Temple University.
Martha Keen, Horticulturist and Landscape Manager
Martha is a 2016 graduate of the Professional Gardener Program at Longwood Gardens, where she received the Wilhelmina du Pont Ross Award for student work that best exemplifies high standards of display. Previously, Martha has worked as a gardener in the historic restorations of the Frederick Law Olmsted landscape at Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, NY, and as a project assistant and collaborator with Apiary Studio Landscape Architecture in Philadelphia, PA. Martha holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. Her volunteer experience includes work at Chanticleer Garden, Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, and South Kensington Community Partners.
Mariel Rosati, Development and Programs Manager
Mariel has a background in programming and education for nonprofit organizations. Before joining the staff at Wyck, Mariel worked for five years at Archbishop Wood High School, two in the position of Assistant Director, and three as the Director of the Theater Program for grades 9-12. In addition, Mariel worked as Storyteller and History Maker for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. between 2011 and 2015, where she had the pleasure of engaging children, families, and history buffs in educational programming about the history of Philadelphia. She has also worked as Box Office Manager for EgoPo Classic Theatre, Marketing Assistant for Theater to Go, and Director at Town & Country Players Theater. Mariel is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (BA).
Kripa Dholakia, Home Farm Manager
Kripa finds herself juggling the work of farming with that of being a pediatric physical therapist. When she is not at the farm, she is working with children and their families in their homes. She has gained her farming know-how from interning, volunteering, and through self-study. Mostly, she loves to be witness to the magic and beauty of Nature – the simple things.