40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Jaclyn Workentine


Walters Gardens

Job Title

Lead Grower


  • Established quality control practices in the shipping department and at contract grower sites, and has created lines of communication to streamline sorting processes.
  • Developed training PowerPoints and schedules for incoming employees.
  • Advanced from grower technician to lead grower in under a year.


A Beautiful Arrangement: Jaclyn is a certified floral designer. “I love to design with locally grown flowers, and in the warmer months I often have fresh floral arrangements on my kitchen table.”

Fun Facts

An Avid Reader: Reading is one of Jaclyn’s favorite hobbies, along with cooking and gardening. She typically reads 40 to 50 books a year, including a re-reading or listening to the audiobook of “Pride and Prejudice” once a year (the 2005 version of the movie is her favorite, too).