The team — meet the Del Rio Parks Foundation Board of Directors


 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Laura Gill Vasconcellos, President

Laura is a transplant from the Midwest but is enjoying the weather and welcoming community of Del Rio. Specializing in media and marketing, Laura works as a freelance consultant and is also a mom of 2 boys. After spending 15 years playing rugby around the country, Laura thought she'd try her hand at community gardening. It's not the same whatsoever, and she seems to be much better at sports than plants, but the ability to lead a great group of people has kept her involved and passionate about creating and executing beneficial and exciting new projects in Del Rio. Have an idea for something new in Del Rio? Contact her at greencitydelrio@gmail.com.


Monica Salazar, Vice President

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Roky King, Secretary

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Javier Calderon, Treasurer

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Gay Culbertson, At-Large

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Trisha Urban, At-Large

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Ken Hayes, At-Large

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Robyn Maple Ha, At-Large

Growing up on a banana farm in Hawaii, Robyn often made her dad clear small plots so she could plant her own garden. She didn’t always follow through as a child, but her gardening attempts here in Del Rio have been more fruitful. She works with local area non-profits and is the mom of 2 crazy girls. She enjoys the sense of community and friendly nature that is present in Del Rio.


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Natalie Granatelli, At-Large

Natalie is initially from Indiana, has lived all over the country, and is proud to call Del Rio her home. She loves that Del Rio is full of welcoming and kind people who are passionate about making this town the best it can be. She owns Branelli Coffee Co. and is the mom of a very active daughter plus 2 dogs and 2 cats. While she doesn’t have much talent when it comes to gardening, she loves the community environment and positive energy that radiates through the community garden.


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Maria Onofre, At-Large

A native of Del Rio, after marrying and traveling the world for 20 yrs, she found food united families and cultures. Returning to her hometown she longed for that sense of welcoming and the sharing of meals based on local homegrown food. Finding options were few, she started Granja la Negra, a farm in Del Rio, and has dedicated her time to teach others how to grow and spread the knowledge.