40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Lauren Simendinger


Eason Horticultural Resources

Job Title

Perennials Sales Support Specialist


  • Responsible for managing company’s perennial department. Constantly interacting and working with perennial customers, 40+ perennial producers and breeding companies.
  • Managed the company’s social media presence, increasing reach by over 40 percent in one year, and connecting and reaching industry followers with new products and innovations.


Historic Home: Lauren’s home is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by Betsy Ross’ nephew and later owned by a locally renowned abolitionist in the 1800s.

Fun Facts

Hot, Hot, Hot! She can’t live without her Sriracha hot sauce, especially with pizza. “Anyone close to me knows that I don’t travel anywhere without a Sriracha to-go bottle in my purse.”