40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Dawn Eardley


Mast Young Plants

Job Title

Purchasing Manager


  • Expanded company’s electronic purchasing partnerships to include multiple breeding companies. Strategically incorporated technological advances into B2B purchasing practices, while managing all purchasing duties without adding any additional staff.
  • Responsible for procuring more than 30 million unrooted cuttings a year for young plant production.


Can't live without: “The three good months out of the year when I can lay on the beach and soak up the sun on Lake Michigan with my golden retriever, Butters.”

Fun Facts

Dawn has a degree in criminal justice. She grew up in the horticulture industry and thought she would pursue a different career than the rest of her family, but the business “just sucked me back in because it’s what I love.”

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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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