Nov 22, 2023
Buchholz Nursery welcomes new management

Buchholz Nursery announced that Joel Johnson has joined its team as the chief operating officer/nursery manager and Jordan Ellis as the horticultural manager at their 25 acre West Coast Nursery in Gaston, Oregon.

Joel Johnson

With over 20 years of experience in the wholesale plant nursery industry, Johnson brings with him a passion and enthusiasm for plants, extensive knowledge in maple and conifer specimens, multi-million dollars of nursery sales experience, marketing, leadership and industry specific strategy for company growth and development. He values communication, collaboration, customer relations, and team building.

Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson

“I am excited to continue to build on the legacy of this company, the success of and to apply the principles of nursery management, business marketing, and customer relations to elevate this brand to the next level” Johnson states.

Jordan Ellis

Jordan Ellis attended Oregon State University where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Horticulture concentrated in sustainable production. He has worked in various nurseries ranging from retail to wholesale in the gulf, east and west coast regions of the country. Plants are his passion and enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors in his free time.

Jordan Ellis
Jordan Ellis

Ellis’ interest in Japanese Maples began when he was introduced to Acer = Palmatum ‘Mikawa Yatsubusa’ in college. He saw a magazine about Buchholz at one of his previous jobs, and now that he is working there, Ellis states that he “couldn’t think of anything better, it’s a dream opportunity.”

Johnson’s vast industry experience, customer knowledge base, and shared vision for the future growth of the company and Ellis’ passion for Japanese Maples alongside owners, Matt and Tim Nichols, is set to be one of the most highly regarded and powerful teams in the plant wholesale industry.


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