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.

Anna McAtee

Community Outreach & Nursery Assistant


Anna started her internship at Forest ReLeaf during the summer of 2019 and happily returned this summer of 2020. She is a rising Senior at Regis University in Denver, Colorado and is double majoring in Environmental Science and Biology with a minor in Community Food Systems. Anna’s responsibilities include field and office support with projects such as reinventory, volunteer engagement, and educational outreach.

Eric Floro

Nursery Manager


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 CommuniTree Gardens and assists with volunteer activities.

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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