PullenKristen
40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Kristen Pullen

Company

Star Roses and Plants

Job Title

Woody Ornamental Portfolio Manager

Accomplishments

  • Played a key role in outlining and implementing product life cycle protocols for woody ornamentals to streamline product management.
  • Worked with the team at Star Roses and Plants to increase sales in the woody ornamental program by over 50%.
  • Started as a grower technician, was promoted to new product trial coordinator and then gained product manager responsibilities.

Extracurricular

Music Maven: Kristen was in the high school band and can still play the flute, piccolo, and bassoon. She performed in a live orchestra ensemble as first chair bassoon at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Fun Facts

Tolkien Fans: “The Lord of the Rings” is Kristen’s all-time favorite book, and she and her husband watch the movies at least once a year. “It’s a story filled with hope despite any circumstance, and I think that’s a message worth sharing.”





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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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