40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Jacki Armstrong


Express Seed Co.

Job Title

Sales Representative


  • Before joining Express, ran her family’s wholesale nursery for 16 years, supplying southern California’s IGCs, and helping recycle over 1 million water bottles with its pots.
  • Built a sanctuary garden at an elementary school for students to enjoy at recess — and provided additional instruction on how to plant and germinate seeds on their own.


Up for Adventure: Hiking to waterfalls is Jacki’s favorite hobby — along with anything that involves her flying (skydiving, ziplining and more).

Fun Facts

The Next Generation: Jacki enjoys teaching her two boys how to garden. “Watching the amazement in their eyes when I ask them to smell their hand after touching a rosemary or lavender plant makes working the long hours in our industry worth it.”