40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Gary Nienhuis


Spring Meadow Nursery

Job Title

Licensing Account Manager


  • Works with growers and garden centers to help make them as successful as possible with the company’s products.
  • Constantly looks for innovative solutions for his customers to help them to be more efficient, increase their sales and improve their margins.


An Adventuresome Diner: “I am a foodie so I will try anything once.” Some of the delicacies he has eaten include bugs roasted over a fire in Indonesia, shark in Brazil and pork where the meat was cooked in underground pits.

Fun Facts

Family Man: "My family is what I hold closest to me. My grandfather was one of the most influential people in my life, and he taught me that life happens but family is what matters."

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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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Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

July 2020 GPN
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