Meridith McAvoy Perkins

Executive Director

For the past 20 years, Meridith has dedicated her career to promoting healthy urban forestry management, connecting people to trees in ways that transform both landscapes and lives. She came to Forest ReLeaf of Missouri most recently from Davey Resource Group, Inc., where she served as Missouri Regional Manager and Principal Consultant for the past four years. Prior to that, she worked as an Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator for Utah’s Division of Forestry, managing statewide programs, contracts, and grants. Meridith is a skilled educator and advocate for healthy, connected woodlands and forests, having taught as an adjunct instructor, led technical workshops and conference sessions with professional peers, and delivered keynote presentations for general public events.

Eric Floro

Nursery Technician

Eric joined the Forest ReLeaf team in early 2019. He attended Kent State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and a Master’s degree in Ecology. Eric handles all the site and equipment maintenance at the Nursery and assists with volunteer activities.

Cory Knoblauch

Community Forester

Cory has been with Forest ReLeaf since 2019. He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia where he received a bachelors in Forest Ecology. As Community Forester Cory’s responsibilities include community outreach and education, oversight of the Plant MOre Trees app, and assisting with forestry programs operation. He also teaches Forestry and Beekeeping related courses throughout the year.

Amy Klein

Development & Marketing Manager

Amy has been with Forest Releaf since 2016. She received a Bachelors in Communications from Edgewood College in Madison, WI, and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Amy’s responsibilities include
grant writing, marketing, social media, event planning, graphic design and more.
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