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 2016

Aaron Coch

Four Star Greenhouse, Inc., Carleton, Michigan

Adam Davino

Joseph Davino & Sons Greenhouse, Millstone, New Jersey

Aleksi Yosifov

Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, New Hampshire

Allison Hope Justice

Biological Defense Systems, Fair Play, South Carolina

Brett Alldredge

Greenleaf Nursery, El Campo, Texas

Brie Arthur

Brie Grows — Horticultural Communications and Consulting, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Cheryl Atwater

Smith Gardens, Inc., Bellingham, Washington

Courtney Crawford

Willoway Nursery, Hilliard, Ohio

Craig Stevens

Henry F. Michell Co., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Danielle Ernest

Flora & Fauna Media, Seattle, Washington

Dave Brobst

Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, New Hampshire

Erin Kelly

North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Evan Boucher

Green Circle Growers, Oberlin, Ohio

Fitz Couhig

Pioneer Nuggets, Arlington, Washington

Gerardo Suazo

Syngenta Flowers Home & Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina

Heather Genrich

Genrich's Garden Center and Greenhouses, Rochester, New York

Jacob Stockslager

Stockslager's Greenhouse and Garden Center

Jared Barnes

Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Jason Blanchette

Anderson's, Newport News and Virginia Beach, Virginia

Jennifer Boldt

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Toledo, Ohio

Jessica Boldt

Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, New Hampshire

Jim Devereux

Dümmen Orange, Fort Collins, Colorado/Columbus, Ohio

Justin Hancock

Costa Farms, Miami, Florida

Kim Whitman

BioWorks Inc., Victor, New York

Kristel Gramlich

Plantasy Designs, Auburn, California

Lauren (Tuski) Snyder

AmericanHort, Columbus, Ohio

Leanna Burress

ColorPoint, Granville, Illinois

Mark Benoit

BrightFarms, Inc., Elkwood, Virginia

Matthew Fratino

Perishable Transport Solutions, Forest Park, Georgia

Meghan Owens

Syngenta Flowers, Portland, Maine/Gilroy, California

Qendrim Peci

Kurt Weiss Grenhouses

Ryan McGinty

North Creek Nurseries, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Ryan Westover

Dickman Farms, Auburn, New York

Seth A. Nicholson

The Bruce Company of Wisconsin, Middleton, Wisconsin

Shaun Schoonhoven

Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, North Carolina

Tanisha Robinson

Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Watson

Ritter Greenhouses, Bridgeton, Missouri

Traci Barber

Wojo's Greenhouse, Ortonville, Michigan

Tracy Bode

Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois

Travis Higginbotham Jr.

Battlefield Farms, Inc., Rapidan, Virginia

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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

January 2021 GPN
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