Alisha Marie Conde
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Alisha Marie Conde


Carolina Native Nursery

Job Title

Nursery Manager


  • Responsible for conducting long form experiments and recording the resulting data to choose best practices to implement at native plant nursery.
  • Supervises the production of tens of thousands of seed-grown Eastern U.S. native azaleas with an eye on continual improvement of company’s standard operating procedures coupled with aspects of a lean operation.


Why Did the Salamander Cross the Road? Every year near the end of April, Alisha and her family go to New York to help yellow spotted salamanders cross roads and trails on their way to spawning pools.

Fun Facts

Favorite Flick: “Big Trouble in Little China” — “I could watch it once a day every day for the rest of my life and still laugh at how horribly silly it is.”