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Jenny Houghton—Assistant Director

Originally trained in French and education, Jenny began her career at Adkins Arboretum quite by chance. Marriage brought her to the Eastern Shore, where jobs for French teachers were nonexistent. She fell in love with the Arboretum while attending a fall festival and made a cold call for employment the next day.  

Thirteen years later, she has participated in extensive environmental training and has advanced from nature preschool teacher to Youth Program Coordinator, Youth Program Director, and finally Assistant Director. In this role, she oversees the Arboretum’s volunteer and Master Naturalist programs, writes grants and youth program curricula, and facilitates group tours, outreach, and special events. Always a lover of the outdoors, Jenny has found her place in the world, and it’s not limited to a classroom.
410-634-2847, ext. 230