Meet our Staff


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Stacy Pettigrew, Executive Director. Stacy was a co-founder of the Rhizome Collective where she participated in the construction of sustainable systems and organizational infrastructure. Stacy was also a journalist and producer with WINGS: The Women’s International News Gathering Service. Stacy holds a PhD in Environmental Health Science from University at Albany’s School of Public Health and a Masters of Science in Epidemiology. Stacy teaches Public Health at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and is a co-author of the book “Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A Do-It-Ourselves Guide” (South End Press, 2008).

Scott Kellogg, Educational Director. Scott holds a PhD of Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, and is visiting faculty at Bard College where he teaches in the Masters in Environmental Education program.  Scott is an appointed member of Albany’s Sustainability Advisory Committee to the Common Council and the chair of its urban agriculture subcommittee. He has taught at numerous universities and has led workshops and multi-part sustainability courses nationally and internationally.  Scott was also a co-founder of Austin, Texas’ Rhizome Collective, an urban sustainability education project, and worked as the director of its sustainability program from 2000-2009.  He is a co-author of the book “Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A Do-It-Ourselves Guide” (South End Press, 2008).

Cait Denny, Environmental Educator. Cait was the Executive Director of the Chatham Children’s Garden where she developed programming for all age groups, oversaw day-to-day garden operations, and expanded the garden’s organizational capacity. Cait has over ten years of experience leading environmental education programming at many non-profit institutions and has developed successful small-scale agricultural entrepreneurial enterprises. Cait holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from University of Colorado.

Ben Atwood, Garden Coordinator. Ben has worked and volunteered in agriculture and  education since his first internship with Pleasant Valley Farm in 2009. Ben previously directed and ran a preschool teaching garden, a program which gave children the opportunity to become familiar with how food is grown and which provided produce for Albany food pantries. Ben holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The College of Saint Rose.

12 thoughts on “Meet our Staff

  1. Hi Scott,

    Caught your presentation at the SolarFest in Vermont this past month and thought it was just great. You are a very engaging speaker. It was amazing the number of subjects you were able to address in such a short time period with, I think, just enought information to spur the interest of the audience to look into the subjects further.

    Live Well,

    Jay Walsh
    Northern Berkshire Transition

  2. Amazing! I am originally from Schenectady, NY and now living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, but heard about your organization through a Turkish Permaculture group. What a small world. Glad to have found you and interested to take a look at what you’re doing. Salam!

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  5. Hello Scott,

    I had a great time at Radics today. That is a great place you have running.
    Keep up the great work!!!

    Siena College

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  9. Scotty and Tracy – great to keep up with your new activities and growth in the NE. Awesome work – congratulations on the new Radix Center and good luck. Your professional pedigree gets longer and longer – just great.

    We are watching you now from St. Petersburg, FL and a great senior condo overlooking Tampa Bay. getting into PC, local food, social justice, junior youth programs – trying to not be senior in spirit, energy, or actions/programs – trying to wear out vs rust out. I hope to see you at NOFA in August if our Martha’s Vineyard schedule permits.

    regards and best wishes

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  11. It is truly inspirational to see what my cousin is doing for the environment. He is an example for all who deeply care about creation and sustainability

    Hope to see you soon Scott!

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