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Meet the Keep Denton Beautiful Staff!

Keep Denton Beautiful may have a small staff, but we work with thousands of volunteers each year to accomplish great BIG things for Denton! Get to know our staff members below, and contact us today to learn how you can help make Denton cleaner and more beautiful!



email: julie@kdb.org

phone: (940) 349-8739

Julie Anderson, Program Manager

Julie is a native of many places, but mostly grew up in southeastern Idaho. After living in Idaho, Utah, New York, and Kansas, she has made Texas her home for the past three years.  She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Masters in City Planning. She loves Denton and thinks that keeping it beautiful is a pretty great job. Julie can most often be found in a movie theater, at home with her cats, or out with friends.

Contact Julie about:

  • General KDB info;
  • Sponsorship opportunities;
  • Joining the KDB board or a committee;
  • Mural Art Initiatives;
  • Organizational partnerships.

email: autumn@kdb.org

phone: (940) 349-8711

Autumn Natalie, Event & Outreach Coordinator

Autumn is a native Texan and KDB’s newest Dentonite. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (Boomer!) where she studied Environmental Sustainability. KDB’s mission resonates with her because she’s always felt a connection to the natural world, and she believes it’s our personal responsibility to leave it better than we found it. Autumn spends her free time with her family and friends either camping, watching college football, seeing movies, or playing board games.

Contact Autumn about:

  • Denton Redbud Festival;
  • Great American Cleanup;
  • Community Tree Giveaway;
  • Environmental Education Grants;
  • Children’s Arbor Day Program;
  • Advertising and outreach opportunities.

email: celia@kdb.org

phone: (940) 349-8738

Celia Spilotro, Program and Volunteer Coordinator 

Celia is a native of Georgetown, TX and a graduate of UNT with a B.A. in Economics. She has a passion for community building and sustainability. Celia originally became interested in green initiatives through a sustainability internship with UNT, and has since worked in both the government and nonprofit sectors on environmental projects and programs. When not at work, Celia enjoys attending local events, reading who-dun-its, and cuddling up with her cat, Professor Waffles.

Contact Celia for information about:

  • Volunteer opportunities;
  • Community cleanups and service hours;
  • Adopt-A-Spot Litter Cleanup Program;
  • NeighborWoods Tree Planting Program;
  • Neighborhood Beautification Grants;
  • Yard of the Month.


email: sam@kdb.org

phone: (940) 349-8765

Samantha Hardisty, Tree Rebate Intern
Samantha (aka Sammie) is the new Tree Rebate Intern at KDB, and she’s easily recognized as being perpetually barefoot. Sam is finishing her last year as an undergraduate studying anthropology, business and journalism at UNT. She fell in love with the outdoors as a child on her family’s farm, and she decided being a steward of the Earth was her calling after a summer volunteering with World Wide Opportunities in Organic Farming. When she’s not at KDB, she works at Meador Nursery and fills her free time dancing, planning her next travels, and working on film projects. Ask her about her better half, Harley, her two-year-old Australian Shepherd pup. Samantha will be with KDB through May 2018. 

Contact Samantha for information about:

  • Tree Rebate Program;
  • Citizen Forester Training Program;
  • Other KDB tree programs.

email: renzo@kdb.org

phone: (940) 349-8769

Renzo Villamero, Program Intern

Renzo was born in the Philippines and then moved to Sugar Land, TX where he spent most of his childhood growing up. He is now currently a senior at the University of North Texas and is majoring in geography and minoring in anthropology. His career interests are in human and environmental interactions and community and urban development. He hopes to be able to continuously improve the way people and the environment live and interact with each other to create a better and healthier world. Renzo always has a great time cooking, sleeping, trying new foods, spending time with his cat, and online window shopping. Some random facts about him are that he played the flute in high school and sometimes even now, he was on a dance team for three years at UNT, and in general loves to try new things.


Contact Renzo about:

  • KDB Membership Programs; 
  • KDB programs & events.