40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Laura Robles


Neal Mast and Son Greenhouses/Mast Young Plants, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Job Title

Research and Development Manager


Selected to be an All-American Selections judge for the bedding plant and vegetable categories; Helped grow company''s research and development program and is responsible for a wide assortment of plant trials.


Always has a taste for: Thai and Chinese food. Hobbies: Gardening, fly-fishing with her husband and father, cooking, playing piano and spending time with her family and dogs.

Fun Facts

Hanging out in the family tree: Laura''s seventh maternal grandfather was a scout for George Washington and she is a distant relative of Sequoyah, the Cherokee silversmith who invented the Cherokee alphabet.

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