40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Tanner Allen


Westerlay Orchids

Job Title

Product Development Manager


  • Established the company’s carbon footprint tracking as a benchmark with others and a way to reduce its overall footprint.
  • Has become part of Westerlay’s leadership team and oversees testing and selecting new varieties.
  • Being from Kansas, made his dream to become a California farmer a reality for the past 10 years.


Off the Clock: An avid cyclist and musician, Tanner can be found taking long bike rides with friends or writing, recording, and playing shows with his band.

Fun Facts

Ready to Relax: Tanner’s favorite place to get away with the family is Palm Springs, California. “I love the desert and being near Joshua Tree; all of the mid-century and art deco architecture is
my favorite.”