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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 2014

Angela Willier

May’s Floral Garden, Eau Claire, Wis.

Beth Gulley

Gulley Greenhouse, Fort Collins, Colo.

Betsy (Kollman) Bresky

Four Star Greenhouse, Carleton, Mich.

Bob Dickman

Dickman Farms, Auburn, N.Y.

Brian Lloyd

Olsons Greenhouse Gardens/Progro Partners, Salem, Utah

Brian Wilson

Wilson’s Garden Center, Newark, Ohio

Cari Peters, Ph.D.

JR Peters Inc., Allentown, Pa.

Casey Stanton

C. Raker & Sons, Litchfield, Mich.

Christine Fortman

Berridge Nurseries, Phoenix, Ariz.

Eric Barnitz

Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, Mason, W.Va.

Fernando Altmann

Florexpo, Cartago, Costa Rica

Jamie Gibson, Ph.D.

Syngenta Flowers, Home and Garden, Greensboro, N.C.

Jennifer Hatalski

Hort Couture, Litchfield, Mich.

Jessica Reinhardt

Dramm Corp., Manitowoc, Wis.

Joe Bischoff, Ph.D.

AmericanHort, Washington, D.C.

Joe Lutey

Wojo’s Greenhouse, Ortonville, Mich.

John Mark Courtney

Aquascapes Unlimited Inc., Pipersville, Pa.

John Mencheski

Floral Plant Growers, Denmark, Wis.

Jon-Paul Williams

Ernst Benary of America, Watsonville, Calif.

Jonathan Berry

J. Berry Nursery Grand, Saline, Texas

Kara Kading

Milaeger’s, Racine, Wis.

Karen Gardner

Roses Inc. Green Country, LLC, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Kathy Salisbury

DeVosBury Designs LLC, Green Lane, Pa.

Katie Ketelsen

Big Bad Flower, West Des Moines, Iowa/Sarasota, Fla.

Kyle Canoyer

Canoyer Garden Center, Papillion, Neb., and two locations in Iowa

Lisa Rensberry

Christen Farm Nursery, Onalaska, Wis.

Mark Konlock

Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, Wis.

Matt Foertmeyer

Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co., Delaware, Ohio

Melinda Walton

Berridge Nurseries, Phoenix, Ariz.

Michael Van Wingerden

Metrolina Greenhouse, Huntersville, N.C.

Miles Thompson

Wallace’s Garden Center, Bettendorf, Iowa

Nathan Roerich

Peace Tree Farm, Kintnersville, Pa.

Nick Smith

Greenleaf Industries, Grants Pass, Ore.

Peter van Rijssen

Concept Plants BV, lJ Ijsselstein, the Netherlands

Shannon Kuhrt

M&M Wintergreens Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

Siena Randall

EuroAmerican Propagators, Bonsall, Calif.

Sonali Padhye, Ph.D.

Pan American Seed/ Ball Horticultural Co., Asheville, N.C.

Stina McConkey

McConkey Co., Sumner, Wash.

Thomas Van Wingerden

Metrolina Greenhouse, Huntersville, N.C.

Wali Hashimi

Dumfries Nursery & Garden Center, Dumfries, Va.

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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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