Staff


Park Pride’s staff is committed to helping serve the community to improve local parks and greenspaces.  We look forward to working with you.  Please give us a call or shoot us an email.  You can email anyone at Park Pride with firstnameparkpride.org. 

 

 “In the past we have tried, unsuccessfully, to coordinate park clean-up events.  However, once we enlisted the help of Park Pride, we had 30 people show up for our Volunteer Day!  It was a wonderful experience and we owe all our thanks to Ayanna for providing exceptional guidance and leadership.”



– Martha Griffin, Atlanta Memorial Park Volunteer Day

John Ahern

John Ahern

Volunteer Manager

Programs: Volunteering

johnparkpride.org
404.546.6854 (office)   |   404.546.9628 (fax)   |  404.723.3112 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Laurelwood Park (Portland, OR)
Park Pastime: Napping, picnics, and people watching 

Kristyn Back

Kristyn Back

Development Associate

Programs: Development

kristynparkpride.org
404.546.6855 (office)   |   404.546.2950 (fax)  
Favorite Hometown Park:  Narrows Reserve (Beavercreek, OH)
Park Pastime: Canoeing and Cartwheels 

Allison Barnett

Allison Barnett

Associate Director

Programs: Grants + Fiscal Partners

allisonparkpride.org
404.546.6760 (office)  |  404.546.9420 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Cook Co. Forest Preserve (Northbrook, IL)
Park Pastime:  Picnicking, relaxing, watching kids play 

Erik Fyfe

Erik Fyfe

Proctor Creek Coordinator

Programs: Community Building

erikparkpride.org
404.546.7982 (office)   |   404.589.5417 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Chattahoochee River National Rec Area
Park Pastime: Anything related to water 

Betty Hanacek

Betty Hanacek

Director of Capacity Building

Programs: Friends of the Park

bettyparkpride.org
404.546.6852 (office)   |   404.546.2959 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Peachtree Hills Park
Park Pastime: Walking and Socializing 

Becky Katz

Becky Katz

Visioning Coordinator

Programs: Visioning, Grants

beckyparkpride.org
404.546.7987 (office)   |   404.546.2988 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Bryant Park (New York, New York)
Park Pastime: Lawn games and people watching 

Marlina McKay

Marlina McKay

Manager of IT

Programs: Database + Website + IT

marlinaparkpride.org

404.546.7982 (office)   |   404.546.9423 (fax)

Favorite Hometown Park:  Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime:  Drum circles

Michael Halicki

Michael Halicki

Executive Director

Programs: All + Advocacy

michaelparkpride.org
404.546.7970 (office)   |   404.546.9832 (fax)   |  404.272.2924 (cell)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Grant Park (Atlanta, GA)
Park Pastime: Jogging with my dog, taking my kids to playground & pool 

Rachel Maher

Rachel Maher

Marketing and Communications Manager

Programs: Marketing + Communications

rachelparkpride.org
404.546.7969 (office)   |   404.739.3322 (fax)
Favorite Hometown Park:  Bayfront Park (Sarasota, FL)
Park Pastime: Walking dogs, picnicking 

Walt Ray

Walt Ray

Director of Park Visioning

Programs: Park Visioning

waltparkpride.org
404.432.9320 (office)  |  404.546.9424 (fax)

Favorite Hometown Park:  Parc Guell (Barcelona, Spain)

Park Pastime:  People Watching 

Ayanna Williams

Ayanna Williams

Director of Community Building

Programs: Friends of the Park + DeKalb County

ayannaparkpride.org
404.546.7963 (office)   |  404.546.9422 (fax)   |  404.723.3116 (cell)

Favorite Hometown Park: Ludington State Park (Ludington, MI)

Park Pastime: Camping, flying kites