40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Chrissy Hipshier

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Hortech Inc., Spring Lake, Mich.

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In charge of a 31 greenhouse growing area that includes a vast array of stock beds and liner and propagation houses ­— credits the success of the growing area to her team who “is nothing short of awesome”; Certified Green Industry Professional by the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association and West Michigan Shoreline Naturalist


Frequent volunteer for the Muskegon Conservation District helping with native plant and tree sales, invasive plant removal and other projects. Favorite food: Mom’s homemade lasagna. Loves to travel and recently visited the Galapagos Islands.

Fun Facts

It takes two: Has an identical sister who is a zookeeper. “I’m flora, she’s fauna.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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