40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Ryan Knauer


Profile Products LLC

Job Title

Head Grower


  • Propagated and finished many crops for the world-class displays at Longwood Gardens.
  • Being a member of a research and development team that produces new and innovative grower substrates for the commercial grower and home gardener.
  • Oversees Profile’s internal plant trials.


Year-Round Read: Ryan’s favorite book is “The Ecke Poinsettia Manual.” “I’ve been growing poinsettia crops for 15 years and, at some point each time, I take this book out and learn something new.”

Fun Facts

Born in Borneo: Ryan was born in the interior part of the island in a small village. His dad was a bush pilot in Indonesia at the time.