40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Justen Beneduce Hiles


Great Swamp Greenhouses, Gillette, New Jersey

Job Title

General Manager


Instrumental in the development and evolution of the company’s current business structure and retail operations. Along with her brother (and support from their parents), conceived and established Beneduce Vineyards in Pittstown, New Jersey.


Can’t Live Without: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. “Definitely a weakness!”

Fun Facts

A Constant Reminder: Justen has a tattoo on her foot that says, “Be the change” to serve “as a constant reminder to get off my butt and make things happen when I’m unhappy with a certain situation.”

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