40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Daniel Ortega


Botany Lane Greenhouse

Job Title

Head Grower


  • Responsible for all growing operations in company’s Denver facility, which includes both propagation and finishing of vegetative annuals, geraniums, poinsettias, perennials and tropicals.
  • Oversees the stock program for main crops and develops the IPM program which includes beneficial insects.


Home and Away: In his spare time, Daniel likes to go for hikes in Colorado, play Xbox with his son or with his daughter and her dollhouse. Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, he also enjoys going home to visit family that still lives there.

Fun Facts

He’s a Team Player: “Sports have always been my passion, football especially because it requires a true team effort to get the job done.”

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