San Francisco, CA
Carolyn Mehran has had a passion for gardens and gardening her entire life. She and her husband, Alex, enjoy their year-round garden of fruit, vegetables, and flowers in the Napa Valley. A Garden Conservancy Fellow since 2015, Carolyn enjoys participating in Fellows garden-study trips, serves on our West Coast Council, and regularly contributes to The Blissful Gardeners, a gardening blog created and managed by Carolyn and her friend Vicki Edwards, documenting their ongoing learnings and adventures in gardening. She was elected to the Garden Conservancy board of directors in 2017 and chairs the board's Development Committee and the West Coast Council.
In 2000, Carolyn founded Alliance Leadership, a company providing senior executive coaching and training services to the tech industry. Now retired, she also serves on the board of Summer Search, a national youth organization, and enjoys nature photography, fly fishing, golf, hiking, and travel.