Co-Founder & President
Brandon Grossinger has been working in community development and education for over 20 years. His impassioned leadership skills have driven his work in elevating local activism and birthing sustainable, collaborative solutions to meet community needs for long-term sustainability.
Brandon is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School’s educator program and has applied his learnings throughout his extensive work experience. His work includes assisting the Youth Services Agency’s outdoor adventure and music therapy programs, and teaching and mentoring at-risk youth in juvenile detention.
He also co-founded Broad Street Beats, which served North Philadelphia’s children and families through various educational programs that were later adopted by various churches and other educational organizations throughout the city to help increase its community impact.
As a community development consultant, Brandon has served alongside an array of community leaders and organizations notably Miracle Corners of the World NYC, and Blue Ocean Global Technology.
Gregory Booth has over 20 years of experience in the social services network including having served as a social worker and an eligibility specialist in child care subsidy work.
Gregory and Bunny’s Flowers co-founder and president, Brandon Grossinger met as teens working at a nursing home in the kitchen together.
Ricelle “Bunny” Grossinger is a lifelong activist and educator with roots in the non-profit sector. One of Bunny’s most notable, impactful works was her involvement as an executive board member in forming the American Disabilities Act in the 1990s. She was also a proud professor at New York University and served on countless other boards in life long career.
Bunny proudly continued a legacy of community development at Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel near the village of Liberty, New York. Grossinger’s started as a small farm for New York City residents seeking a healthier lifestyle in the lush countryside. This small farm soon ran out of space as guests were sleeping across the lawn and would later become one the most renowned communities in New York’s history that eventually had its own zip code.
Bunny’s Flowers honors the life and legacy of its founders’ family history through the Bunny’s Wish Program and many other community services.
Anthony Caulfield has more than 50 years of engineering experience within the construction industry, and as chief engineer at Monumental Builders. A graduate of NYC’s Columbia University’s engineering program, Anthony has become a landmark in the construction industry with his projects ranging from skyscraper builds to the construction of innovative decks and docks.
Anthony uses his astute business savvy in the operations of Bunny’s Flowers and has a passion to enrich the community through ecological education in order to positively impact our environment.
Co-Vice President Mr. Groverman is a graduate of University Of Pennsylvania’s Biology and Environmental Science programs and Temple University Business courses in the MBA program, but his contributions to the local and global community stand out far greater than his educational accolades. Creating opportunities for our communities in Pennsylvania and nation wide, David’s family has a healthy passion for environmental education, equally as much as he loves his gardens. David’s entrepreneurial success have provided community development across many landscapes and industries, creating a positive social impact wherever he goes. His gardens in Pennsylvania and Costa Rica show his relentless desire to help our ever growing eco system and environmental problems from getting worse. David is a keystone of our many bridges of educational opportunities for children and families through out our programs and his network compliments our ability for outreach and continue to grow. His work inReal Estate DevelopmentIn the last 20 years has concentrated in developing Commercial Real Estate inwhat he refers to as Urban Transitional Gateway Communities in underserved neighborhoods.Plaza Allegheny, his latest venture is centered in Philadelphia’s Fairhill neighborhood.This 160,000 square foot development has brought Goods and services to an underserved community.Along with this project we envision creating a community area to showcase urban ecology with our programs with Bunny’s Flowers.
Digital Marketing & PR Specialist
Joy Macko is a digital marketing & PR strategist, writer, and TEDx speaker who helps brands grow online. Her international work experience spans over 20 years and she has worked with and consulted for some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Intuit, Google, and FedEx. Joy is also a published author and has written commissioned works for the British Home Office, and the British Royal Navy.
Joy is a Native American from the Kiowa Nation of Oklahoma and advocates for indigenous women in spreading awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). She is also a mental health advocate and has worked as a volunteer counselor in helping young women who are survivors of violent crimes.
Advisory Board Chief
Mike is the owner of CrossFit Summa in Doylestown, PA as well as a Health and Physical Education teacher at the independent Crefield School in Chestnut Hill, PA. He is committed to helping the communities he serves stay fit, healthy and happy through education. Mike and his gym, CrossFit Summa, is striving to improve the surrounding community with a passion for helping others through service projects and following through its commitment to equity and inclusion.
At the Crefeld School, he is involved in the schools mission to empower young students who are capable of critically thinking, being socially active and leaders of change in their communities.
Mike is excited to be a member of Bunny’s Flowers, an organization that shares many of his ideals, morals and passions for improving the world around us.
Carlos Aponte –
Advisory Board Member
Lifelong Philadelphian who traces his culture to the Island of Puerto Rico. Carlos’ background is in Secondary Education with a concentration in African American and American History. He is currently an educator at One Bright Ray Community High School(OBRCHS). He has worked there for the past eight years and has brought many extra curricular activities to the school community. Carlos has partnered with Students Run Philly Style(SRPS) to bring the program to OBRCHS. He managed the program for five years and mentored over 30 students to participate in the Broad Street Run. After SRPS Carlos decided to create his own outside of school time program that teaches volunteerism, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, and content creation to youth left behind by mainstream institutions. The program is called We Love Philly and after completion of the program students can earn credits towards their high school diploma. Carlos also creates and produces, with his students, The We Love Philly Podcast. The podcast explores volunteerism throughout the city and features organizations that are making the city a better place to inhabit. We Love Philly is a recognized 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
Justine Torres – Advisory Board
Justine brings environmental and health awareness to our programs through the magic of her dance classes and various other unique opportunities at her one of a kind location in Plumsteadville, PA, Stars-Studios offers the her classes through our programs to enhance the lives of our community.