40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Emily Neas


Hoffman Nursery

Job Title

Plant Health Specialist


  • Responsible for the company’s integrated pest management program and works with each of the operations departments, and is always respectful of and committed to employee safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Organized a company yard sale that helped raise money for a local food bank.


A Book With a Connection: Emily is an avid reader. “‘Prodigal Summer’ by Barbara Kingsolver has always been a go-to book for me. This book explains ecological relationships in a way I think many people can appreciate. It’s such a beautiful story of the interconnectedness between people and the natural world.”

Fun Facts

What’s on Her iPod? She grew up listening to bluegrass and classic oldies with her parents. “I can’t live without music. I love exploring new artists, listening to new albums and going to shows. Music sets the tone for me every day.”