40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Shaun Schoonhoven

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Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, North Carolina

Job Title

Retail Team Lead


  • Works with one of the largest mass merchandise retailers to continually drive product freshness initiatives.
  • Collaborates with suppliers and breeders to develop innovative strategies that help drive the industry forward and provide consumers with new products.


Chef Shaun: One of his favorite hobbies is cooking. “I watch a ridiculous amount reality cooking shows and studying cooking techniques on YouTube. I enjoy watching people preparing dishes and then making them my own.”

Fun Facts

Hidden Talent? Singing. “My karaoke abilities, especially when it comes to Eminem.”

Gotta Watch It: “Moulin Rouge.” “I love the foreshadowing, the music, the costumes and the style.”

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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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