Karin Walters
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Karin Walters


Walters Gardens

Job Title

Vice President of Product Strategy


  • Instrumental in taking company’s active perennial breeding program and working through all of the steps for bringing those genetic introductions to the market.
  • Along with fellow honoree and co-worker Ryan Hop, Karin graduated from Charlie Hall’s Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership during the pandemic.


Bring on the Books: Karin is a voracious reader and typically reads 100 books a year — 2020 was a record year for her reading 144 books! “I can probably live without my Kindle, but I’d prefer not to.”

Fun Facts

Vacay Getaway: “I like to explore new places that I’ve never been to before. As for repeat vacations within driving distance, nothing can beat Ludington State Park or Sleeping Bear Dunes in West Michigan.”

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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.
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