40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Tiger Palafox


Mission Hills Nursery

Job Title

Vice President


  • Helped the garden center diversify by adding a landscape installation and maintenance division. This has helped create a solid baseline of sales, increased revenue and raised visibility to potential customers.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of garden center, landscape installation business and maintenance crews for 100+ properties to ensure they are running efficiently and effectively.


Thanks to his wife and two children, Tiger always tries to maintain the right balance of home and work life. Growing up in the industry, this has always been one of his top priorities for his family.

Fun Facts

Tiger can’t live without his surfboard. “It allows me to get out and completely remove myself from any stresses and clear my head when I need to.”

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