We are a family of creative minds and dedication who have a strong desire to improve and provide for the city of East Saint Louis. Meet the incredible people that make Preston Community Garden flourish every day.


Patrice Preston Rogers

Patrice has a devotion for community service . Her dedication and focus is to ensure that Preston Community Garden is a place that the residents of East St. Louis will be proud to be apart.


Alanah Preston

Alanah has an extensive education in marketing and project management.  She has innovative ideas to build relationships with donors and organize fundraising events to keep the garden operating.


Elise Preston Mallory

Elise is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her lengthy background in business and community service dovetails with the integrity of the Preston Community Garden Core Values. 


Shawna Beard Kindred

Shawna is extremely dedicated to helping people in the East St. Louis community.  Her extraordinary ability to support and inspire others is bar none.  She is a beacon to the Preston Community Garden Family.


Allison Preston

Allison has a plethora of knowledge regarding gardening and making delicious foods from scratch.  She is passionate about improved nutrition. Her expertise is a huge benefit to the garden.


Lea Preston

Lea has built great relationships with churches and youth organizations in the East St. Louis community. She has also assisted with the development of other gardens.  She is a highly valued team member..