Do you know a young industry professional is helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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Have You Met the Class of 2020?

These 40 up-and-comers have already been making things happen and will continue to do so for many, many years. As you will see, they have the drive, passion and expertise that will propel our industry forward. Everyone in this year’s class was nominated by one of their peers for their accomplishments both in and out of the horticulture industry. It is their exemplary leadership, creativity, compassion and innovative thinking that have moved them to the head of the class — and now it’s your turn to learn about them … and, more importantly, from them!

Check out the May issue of GPN to learn more about the Class of 2020.

For more information on GPN’s 40 Under 40, please contact Tim Hodson at [email protected]


Class of 2013

Aaron McDonald

Botany Lane Greenhouse, Denver, Colo.

Aaron Van Wingerden

Dutch Heritage Gardens, Larkspur, Colo.

Allison LaHoff

Hall''s Garden Center and Florist, Berkeley Heights, N.J.

Ben Huntington

Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, N.H.

Billy C. Morrow

Stacy''s Greenhouses, York, S.C.

Clive V. Olson

Olson''s Greenhouses, Raynham, Mass.

Crystal Cady

Sunflower Acres Farm & Garden, Salem, Ore.

Doug Schuster

Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio

Emily Showalter

Willoway Nurseries, Avon, Ohio

Ivan Tchakarov

Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, N.C.

Jared Hughes

Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co., Delaware, Ohio

Jason Jandrew

Pan American Seed Co., Guadalupe, Calif.

Jennifer Nelkin Frymark

Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jenny Wegley

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society, Dallas, Texas

Jonathan Cude

Sedan Floral, Inc., Sedan, Kan.

Josiah Raymer

Emerald Coast Growers, Pensacola, Fla.

Justin Woods

Dallas Johnson Greenhouse, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Katie McCarver

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Kelly Norris

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, Iowa

Kevin Hurd

Proven Winners LLC, Fairfax, Va.

Laura Robles

Neal Mast and Son Greenhouses/Mast Young Plants, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Lida Sladkova

Fides Oro, Santa Paula, Calif.

Liz Hunt

Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Colorado Springs, Co.

Logan Altman

Altman Plants, Vista, Calif.

Mariah Holland

Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, N.C.

Mark Reiner

Oakland Nursery, Columbus, Ohio

Matt Taylor

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Matthew Nagle

Lancaster Farms, Suffolk, Va.

Michael Treiber

Color Spot Nurseries, Fallbrook, Calif.

Nicholas Gapinski

Heartland Growers, Westfield, Ind.

Nick Baker

Baker''s Acres Greenhouse, Alexandria, Ohio

Pamela Baker

Baker''s Acres Greenhouse, Alexandria, Ohio

Paul Westervelt

Saunders Brothers, Inc., Piney River, Va.

Sarah Brown

Riverbend Nursery, Riner, Va.

Stephen Barlow

Barlow Flower Farm, Sea Girt, N.J.

T. Jay Higgins

Sun-Fire Nurseries, Sarasota, Fla.

Tara Tischauser

Guthrie Greenhouses, LLC, Guthrie, Okla.

Trisha Bills

C. Raker & Sons, Litchfield, Mich.

Ty Strode

Agri-Starts, Inc., Apopka, Fla.

Zach Campbell

Wojo''s Greenhouse, Ortonville, Mich.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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