40 Under 40, Class of 2014

Christine Fortman


Berridge Nurseries, Phoenix, Ariz.

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Worked for a Phoenix public relations firm for 13 years and is now applying those unique skills as a third-generation co-owner and operator of a 76-year-old family business. Elected 2014 president of the Independent Nurseries of Arizona.


Deep Arizona Roots: A fifth generation Arizonan, Christine is “proud that I have turned every opportunity afforded me into a life experience that helps guide me through thick and thin.”

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Tasty Treat: A cheese crisp smothered in El Pato hot sauce.

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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.

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