40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Sarah Brown


Riverbend Nursery, Riner, Va.

Job Title

Operations Manager


As Operations Service Manager, helped company reach production and efficiency goals in its Distribution Division by strategically planning, executing and adjusting processes; Revitalized company''s processes for inventory control, production scheduling and purchasing to create a more streamlined production process; Promoted to Operations Manager in November 2012.


Sarah likes to read poetry and collect hats. Favorite read: Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins because it is ""word candy.""

Fun Facts

It pays to keep an extra tool in the toolbox: Sarah is trained as a family mediator, which has ""served as an amazing reference and tool as a manager"" in the nursery business.

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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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P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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