40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Dan Gerace


Welby Gardens, Denver, Colo.

Job Title

Production Coordinator


President of Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association, board member of Colorado Floriculture Foundation and chairman of the certified Greenhouse Grower program; Overcame fear of public speaking and is often invited to teach seminars on pest management and other horticulture topics.


Hobbies: kayaking, fishing and skiing with 8- and 10-year old sons. Favorite movie: Heat with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. “It is the perfect mix of good vs. evil.”

Fun Facts

Secret family life: During World War II, his maternal grandfather spent a month in jail for not wearing the black shirts required by Benito Mussolini.

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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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