Dr. Kimberlie Mccue
Senior Director of Desert Horticulture & Conservation
Dr. Kimberlie McCue joined the Garden in 2009 as Program Director, Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats. In 2017, she was promoted to Director, Research, Conservation and Collections and in 2019 to her current position. Her overarching goal at the Garden is to provide leadership in development, coordination, and management of a high quality integrated program of research, conservation, collections, and horticulture in desert plants and habitats, with the goal of positioning the Garden as a leader, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Kimberlie holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri Western State College and a Ph.D. in biological science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2013, Kimberlie received a Virginia G. Piper Fellowship to explore conservation marketing, messaging and promotion.