Rose Oberholzer
40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Rose Oberholtzer


Neal Mast Greenhouses/Mast Young Plants

Job Title

Innovating Manager


• Responsible for collecting and providing trial data and results to the breeding companies, as well as company staff, to help inform their business decisions.

• A graduate of Michigan State University, she started as a section grower in the company’s finished division and was promoted to current position three years later.


Rose likes to bake and read. “There was a time when my coworkers were sick of me bringing cookies in to work for five consecutive days.”

Fun Facts

A Book that Talks to Her: “The Silmarillion” by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The book is a masterful blending of religious mythology and epic world building. It’s incredible to think that Tolkien created a universe and wrote several books in order to use his constructed languages.”