I am the Nursery and Greenhouse Manager.
My passion for plants has driven me to experiment in my own landscape. I’m constantly relocating plants to find the best location so each plant can thrive. Hands-on experience has been beneficial and I continue to read and research as thousands of new cultivars are introduced annually and there is always so much to learn!
Best things about your job
I love the excitement of spring and am so motivated that time of year. At Wapsie Pines, spring is on steroids! There are so many moving parts that make up Wapsie Pines and the number of people and pieces of equipment that head off in different directions each morning is impressive. Most importantly, I’m blessed to be a part of the incredible group of people that make up the “WP” family.
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Common problem faced by your customers
Most customers know a newly planted tree, shrub, or flower will die if not watered. Most people don’t know that over-watering actually kills more new plants than underwatering.
Spending time with family is what I enjoy most. I also love to photograph plants and birds near my home. I love being outdoors in summer, boating, kayaking, and getting dirty caring for plants, both at work, and at home.