About Us

Wind Rush, by Jody Iverson

The Albuquerque Rose Society is a volunteer organization with an elected Board of Directors,  chairpersons and coordinators. The organization includes the  Albuquerque Rose Garden Committee, Consulting Rosarians, American Rose Society Accredited Horticulture Judges , and American Rose Society Accredited Arrangement Judges.

Questions? Contact a member below or email us at:
ABQRoseSociety@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page to see photos, recent events and discussions.

2021 Board of Directors

  • President: Karen Snyder (505) 293-9649:  kmsnyder@swcp.com
  • Vice President:  Debbie Butcher
  • Secretary:   Jody Ford
  • Treasurer:  Don Hardy
  • Past President: Bill FarmerKatrine Stewart
  • 2-year Director: Donna Baremore
  • 1-year Director:   Janet Dooley
  • 1-year Director: David Bossert
French Lace, by Bill Farmer

CONSULTING ROSARIANS

Several members of the Albuquerque Rose Society are recognized by the American Rose Society as Consulting Rosarians.  These members hold this title because they are active members of the society, are very knowledgeable about rose culture, and are willing to share that knowledge.  Any one of these members will be happy to answer your questions about growing better roses in our Albuquerque area.

  • Coordinator: Bill Farmer, Coordinator (505) 823-9818 wdfarmer@earthlink.net
  • Beth Baker
  • William Christensen
  • Melody Dudley
  • Kreg Hill
  • Robert Lindeman
  • Juanita Ortega
  • Joaquin Ortega
  • Leslie Phinney
  • Kurt Snyder
  • Karen Snyder
  • Connie Wenk
  • Andy Core
  • Cian Fulton

MASTER ROSARIANS

These are very experienced Consulting Rosarians  who have been CRs at least 10 years before becoming Master Rosarians.

  • Claudia Bonnett
  • Virginia Troyer
  • Al Troyer
  • Bill Farmer
  • Carroll Sue Wagner (Emeritus)
Flower Girl, by Charlene Bacchus

CHAIRPERSONS & COORDINATORS:

  • Garden Council Representatives: Dianne Cress, Janet Dooley, Kurt Snyder
  • Consulting Rosarian Coordinator:  Bill Farmer
  • Historians:  Karen and Kurt Snyder
  • Hospitality:  Beth Baker
  • Membership & Welcoming: Al & Ginny Troyer
  • Newsletter Editor & Coordinator:  Bill Farmer
  • Point of Contact:  Debbie Butcher
  • Webmaster:  Debbie Butcher
  • Facebook Coordinator:  David Pitchford
  • Yearbook:  Don Hardy
  • Spring Rose Exhibition Coordinator:  Debbie Butcher
  • Fall Exhibition Co-Chairs:  Karen and Kurt Snyder
  • National CR Committee:  Bill Farmer

 

Chicago Peace by Charlene Bacchus

AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY ACCREDITED
HORTICULTURE JUDGES:

  • Claudia Bonnett
  • William Christensen
  • Andy Core
  • Kreg Hill
  • Jack Ortega
  • Juanita Ortega
  • Al Troyer
  • Carroll Sue Wagner (Emeritus)

 

Ice Roses, by Debbie Butcher

AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY ACCREDITED
ARRANGEMENT JUDGES:

  • William Christensen
  • Andy Core
  • Kreg Hill
  • Juanita Ortega
  • Carroll Sue Wagner (Emeritus)

ALBUQUERQUE ROSE GARDEN COMMITTEE:

Co-Chairs:  Claudia Bonnett and Beth Baker

Committee Members:

  • David Bossert
  • Debbie Butcher
  • Janet Dooley
  • Bill Farmer
  • Pat Stone