40 Under 40, Class of 2014

Karen Gardner

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Company

Roses Inc. Green Country, LLC, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Job Title

Owner

Accomplishments

At the age of 22, successfully launched a rose nursery and in the first year grew maintenance clientele 30 percent; implemented new, sustainable financial and business models; relocated 3,000 rose bushes and the store, greenhouses, etc. during the heat of summer. Launched in-house, custom-made app to decrease paper trail and increase communication between customers, staff, field technicians and the nursery inventory.

Extracurricular

Mmm, Mmm, Good! “My mom’s home cooking. We grew up with zero junk food in the house, eating locally grown organic fruits and veggies. still today she cooks the freshest, most delicious meals.”

Fun Facts

From modeling to ... Karen used to be a model while attending New York University, but “I left the heels behind for muck boots!!”





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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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