Berridge Nurseries, Phoenix, Ariz.
For more than 10 years, ran garden centers residential and commercial landscape division and, with a team of six, successfully completed thousands of projects that significantly contributed to the overall success of core business. Last summer, launched a spin-off from landscape division to plant container pots and flower beds only that has increased sales in bedding and pottery departments.
Best Part of Her Job: Helping homeowners who have waited their entire lives to retire and realize their dream of starting a garden.
Hobbies: I love to bug my sister (Christine Fortman and on right in photo), in the office, dabble around in the stock market, watch sports and play guitar.