40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Tiffany Watson

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Ritter Greenhouses, Bridgeton, Missouri

Job Title

Head Grower


  • Detail-oriented and continually looking for new ways to “raise the bar” and develop higher quality standards for growing plants while training and mentoring others.
  • Started as a seasonal grower and promoted three times in less than two years to current position of head grower.


Hairy Situation: “My hair is very long so I can’t live without a hair tie to keep my hair in line. I [always] keep my hair braided so that it’s out of the way. I can forget my phone, wallet, lunch or anything else at home for a day, but never a hair tie.”

Fun Facts

Escape to the Windy City: A native of southern Illinois, Chicago is one of her favorite getaway destinations. “Chicago has it all — unique foods and cultures, a plethora of museums and institutions, shopping, beautifully landscaped public areas and, in my humble opinion, the best pizza in the universe.”

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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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