40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Tha Cha


Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprise, Brighton, Colorado

Job Title

Production Manager


Responsible for overseeing more than 20 acres of greenhouse production and increasing overall efficiency. In a two-year period, learned how to grow vegetative liners, plugs, bedding plants, bulbs, mums and poinsettias.


All You Need is …: The Beatles. Tha is a Beatles aficionado. “Hands down, Abbey Road is my favorite Beatles album because, ‘It’s alright.’”

Fun Facts

Be Like Mike: One thing Tha can’t live without is his Air Jordan sneakers, “although I never have time to wear them because I am always working.”

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