40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Jessica DeGraaf

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Company

C. Raker & Sons, Litchfield, Mich.

Job Title

Program Manager

Accomplishments

Graduated magna cum laude with M.A. degree in marketing from Michigan State University; Spent a year working in Germany for a breeder company to learn more about the European market and the differences in horticulture marketing in Europe and the United States; Responsible for helping market new upscale brand of plants for independent garden centers using new and unique plants and genetics.

Extracurricular

Favorite movie: Braveheart — “William Wallace just makes you want to stand up and fight for what you believe in.” Can’t live without: Toothbrush, Smartwool socks and licorice.

Fun Facts

Family life: Jessica is 5’3” and her husband is 6’8”





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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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