40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Kristel Gramlich


Plantasy Designs, Auburn, California

Job Title



  • The company’s product, Classic Vertical G(art)en kit, was named #1 Best in the West by Sunset magazine and a Top 100 New Products of the year by This Old House magazine.
  • Created a living billboard in Sacramento City Hall to bring awareness to low water use plants and the city’s lawn replacement rebate program.


Best Book: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Cuelho. “It beautifully lays out the importance of following one’s path. Cuelho eloquently brings to light that although simple in concept, it may not be easy in practice, but it’s ever so important to being fulfilled and satisfied.”

Fun Facts

Stay or Go? Kristel enjoys taking staycations on her yoga mat followed by relaxing on a grassy spot under a tree. She also likes to get away and enjoy the coast or to a hot springs location.

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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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