Gwendolyn van Paasschen
Gwendolyn van Paasschen is a garden designer and writer and is involved in various non-profits. She is currently working on a major new initiative to perpetuate the legacy of internationally renowned British garden designer, John Brookes MBE having established a trust dedicated to the perpetuation of his design legacy and the renovation and preservation of his garden in West Sussex. Ms. van Paasschen is also a trustee on the American Trust for the British Library Board of Trustees and secretary of the ATBL’s Executive Board. She is the former president of Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS), a Connecticut-based nonprofit which provides free music lessons to underserved children in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She began her career as a US Senate legislative staffer on economic issues for Senators Slade Gordon and the late Senator John McCain.