40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Maddie Maynor


North Creek Nurseries

Job Title

Growing Operations Manager


  • Served as key facilitator in company’s efforts to gain certification in SANC program (Systems Approach to Nursery Certification).
  • Developed a year-long pest control rotation that aligns with company’s mission to protect bees, pollinators and beneficial insects. The rotation is based on historical pest forecasting data, through years of scouting, and is compatible with biocontrol agents.


She Doesn’t Have an Ax to Grind: “I throw axes, like in the lumberjack/timber sport way, not the creepy murderous way. I’m currently learning how to throw hatchets.”

Fun Facts

When She’s Not in the Greenhouse: Maddie enjoys cross country skiing, backpacking, wild food foraging and apple pie baking, which includes competing and, of course, consumption.

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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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