Mar 24, 2021
McHutchison and Vaughan’s Continue Team Expansion

McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture have announced the newest addition of horticulture experts to their respective organizations.

Allison Pennell

Allison Pennell is a sales representative for McHutchison in Oregon and possesses a strong horticulture background. She earned her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on environmental studies from Oregon State University, an associate’s degree in horticulture from Linn-Benton Community College, and is a certified professional horticulturist from the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association. She was the development director of the Oregon Garden Foundation, an 80-acre nonprofit botanical display garden created for public education in Silverton, Oregon, before that. Pennell managed production and sales at the Oregon Association of Nurseries for its industry-renowned Farwest Show prior to that.

Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill is a sales representative for Vaughan’s Horticulture in North Carolina and has an extensive horticulture background. She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture from Clemson University. Her most recent role was an agent for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension of NC State University, where she consulted for consumer and commercial clients including ornamental production. Prior to that, she was a horticulturalist for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina, where she maintained 9 acres of ornamental gardens, managed volunteers and provided tours, classes and presentations for visitors of the community. Hill also worked as a horticulturalist for Historic Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina, where she cared for 14 acres of gardens.

Both representatives display the enthusiasm and service skills that provide value for their customers. The next generation of team members is well prepared to lead the McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture sales efforts now and into the future.

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