40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Eric Clark


Greenleaf Nursery

Job Title

Brand Manager


  • In the past two years, has more than doubled the footprint of the Garden Debut Grower Network, which now extends internationally to Canada and Europe.
  • Oversees brand management team and helped successfully rebrand Garden Debut, which has led to new and exciting opportunities for the company’s growing brand.


One Tough Kid: When Eric was 5 years old, he was run over by a car while riding his bike and did not break a single bone — “but there was a good amount of stitches involved.”

Fun Facts

Soothing the Savage Appetite: Eric’s favorite food is Double-Double Animal Style burger from In-N-Out Burger.

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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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June 2020 GPN
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