Meet the Class of 2020!

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.

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 2015

Amber Dawn Coch

Four Star Greenhouse Inc., Carleton, Michigan

Amy Briggs-Macha

Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden, Denver, Colorado

Andy Huntington

Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon and Pembroke, New Hampshire

Angel Lara

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida

Angelica Cretu

Costa Farms, Miami, Florida

April Herring-Murray

Pacific Plug & Liner, Watsonville, California

Bob Theut III

Theut’s Flower Barn, Richmond, Michigan

Brian Burghardt

Rockaway Garden Center, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Bryce Johnson

Red Oak Greenhouse Inc., Red Oak, Iowa

Chris Berg

BlueSkye Creative Inc., San Diego, California

Christopher Bruzzi

Bruzzi Lawn & Landscape LLC/Green Spot LLC, New Milford, Connecticut

Daniel Foertmeyer

Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse, Delaware, Ohio

David Brill

The Farm at Green Village, Green Village, New Jersey

Denise Kelly

Smith Gardens Inc., Bellingham, Washington

Heather Moister

The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center, Cary, Illinois

Jarvis Green

C. Raker & Sons Inc., Litchfield, Michigan

Jason Sbiral

Plantpeddler Greenhouses, Cresco, Iowa

Jeff Walls

Kube Pak Corp., Allentown, New Jersey

Jesse Radebaugh

George W Radebaugh & Sons Greenhouse, Freeland, Maryland

Jim Kennedy

Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois

Jim Melka

Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center, Mokena, Illinois

Justen Beneduce Hiles

Great Swamp Greenhouses, Gillette, New Jersey

Kristy Stanton

C. Raker & Sons Inc., Litchfield, Michigan

Magan Agee

Hoffman Nursery Inc., Rougemont, North Carolina

Mark Johnson

Red Oak Greenhouse Inc., Red Oak, Iowa

Mark Schermer

Dümmen Orange, De Lier, Netherlands

Marta Kephart

Rana Creek Habitat Restoration Inc., Carmel, California

Matt Willoughby

Henry F. Michell Co., Aiken, South Carolina

Melina Ferrandino

Glendora Gardens Inc., Glendora, California

Michael Creath

Creath Landscape Design, Columbus, Ohio

Neil Mattson

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Nick Ulrich

Barton Springs Nursery, Westlake, Texas

Olivia Morgan

Syngenta Flowers, Gilroy, California

Rebecca Siemonsma

SHS Griffin

Robert Bett

PlantHaven International, Santa Barbara, California

Robin Ruether

Kansas State University Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Olathe, Kansas

Scott Mozingo

Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois

Tara Dudley

Plant Life Designs, Windsor Heights, Iowa

Tha Cha

Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprise, Brighton, Colorado

Travis Knoop

Metrolina Greenhouses Inc., York, South Carolina

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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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