Erica Hernandez
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Erica Hernandez


Griffin Greenhouse Supply

Job Title

CEA Technical Specialist


  • Erica has published a number of informational and technical articles creating reliable and practical content that the company’s grower customers can rely on.
  • Studied for and passed the California Pest Control Adviser exams earlier this year, obtaining her PCA license so she can give pesticide application advice in California.


A Hard-Earned Degree: Erica earned her MS degree from Cornell University with Neil Mattson’s oversight. “Pursuing a master’s while conducting several research projects was a test of endurance, one that I am proud to have made it through.”

Fun Facts

Pool Shark? Before COVID, Erica played pool competitively. “I love it! Men and women have an equal advantage at the pool table. It can be an intellectually engaging game when played with the right mindset.”

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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.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol