40 Under 40, Class of 2014

Katie Ketelsen

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Big Bad Flower, West Des Moines, Iowa/Sarasota, Fla.

Job Title

Brand Ambassador


Contributing to the ambitious growth of a new ecommerce company that is delivering unique, “big bad” plants to consumers for decorating, eating, admiring and enjoying, right to their front door. One of Katie’s hardscape projects was featured in the test garden and the pages of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.


Can’t Live Without: Katie needs her Chapstick and coffee. “I can’t live — let alone function — without coffee.”

Fun Facts

Great Escape: “I enjoy traveling to the northeast border of Iowa in fall, following the Mississippi River as it curves downward from lansing to Pikes Peak, Dyersville to Davenport.”

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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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