Meet the Team

What's the point of great plants without great people to develop, grow, and sell them? Our team is the heart of our business.

Leadership

Dale Deppe

President
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Eric Martz

Operations Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: LET’S DANCE® BLUE JANGLES®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Sailing in the Caribbean

Jeremy Deppe

General Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: DOUBLE PLAY BIG BANG®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Gladiator

Rosie

Head Greeter and Ball Chaser

Favorite Plant Variety: RED ROVER®

Tim Wood

Product Development & Head of Marketing
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Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Favorite Book: Dune

Amy Howard

Account Manager - AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN, TX
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Favorite Plant Variety: LITTLE LIME®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Disney World with my family

David Arsenault

Account Manager - DE, DC, MD, NJ
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Favorite Plant Variety: LIMELIGHT PRIME®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Trip to the boundary waters in Minnesota

Joe LeBlanc

Account Manager - MN, MO, KS, IA, UT, NE, CO, SD, ND, AZ, WY, NM, MT, MB, AB, SK
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Favorite Plant Variety: LITTLE LIME PUNCH™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

Kaylee Hardy

Account Manager - BC, CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
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Favorite Plant Variety: WAXWING™ Lime

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Hiking Yellowstone with my siblings

Laura Swanson

Account Manager - MI, WI
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Favorite Plant Variety: AT LAST®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vacation to Cocoa Beach, Florida

McKenzie Doriot

Account Manager - IN, OH
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Favorite Plant Variety: WEE BIT GRUMPY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Ski trip to Keystone, Colorado

Monica Esh-Nauta

Account Manager - AB, AK, AZ, CO, IA, KS, MB, MN, MT, NE, ND, NM, SD, SK
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Favorite Plant Variety: OSO EASY DOUBLE RED®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vacation: Traveling New Hampshire with my husband

Sandy Harmon

Account Manager - AR, IL, KY, OK, WV
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Favorite Plant Variety: TUFF STUFF AH-HA®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Visiting the Upper Penninsula

Terri Collins

Account Manager - NC, PA, VA
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Favorite Plant Variety: TUFF STUFF™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vacationing in coastal North Carolina

Tony Thom

Sales Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: DOUBLE PLAY® CANDY CORN®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Woody Gutierrez

Account Manager - CT, MA, ME, NH, NL, NY, ON, PEI, QC, RI, VT
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Favorite Plant Variety: INCREDIBALL®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Any movie with a Christopher Walken cameo

Andrew Meeuwsen

Data Analyst
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Favorite Plant Variety: ILLUMINATI TOWER®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Tremors

Jane Beggs-Joles

Landscape Program Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: TEMPLE OF BLOOM®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Young Frankenstein

Jeff Pipp

Licensee Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER BLUE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vietnam and Cambodia

Jodi Griffin

Licensee Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: INCREDIBALL®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Any place with my family

Josh Vokal

Licensee Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: KODIAK® Orange

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Slap Shot

Alissa Olsen

AP/AR Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: PARAPLU PINK INK®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vacation to Venice, Florida to scuba for shark's teeth

Deb Nederhoed

Accountant
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Favorite Plant Variety: PINKY WINKY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Safari in Serengeti

Kristin Moran

AP/AR Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Katsura’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: 2016 family vacation to Yellowstone National Park

Liz Deppe

Accounting Manager
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Mary Lambright

A/R Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: OSO EASY LEMON ZEST®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Hidden Figures (the movie)

Daniela Deppe

HR Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLOOMERANG® Dark Purple

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: My yearly visit to Croatia

Gabie Engel

Human Resources + Payroll Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: BABY KIM®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Movie: Interstellar

Liorah Peoples

Human Resources Assistant
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Favorite Plant Variety: LIMELIGHT PRIME®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

Adriana Robinson

Videographer & Photographer
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Miss Molly’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Exploring Utah, Arizona, and Death Valley

Joe Williams

Digital Marketing Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: AT LAST®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Kristina Howley

Horticulture Content Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: TEMPLE OF BLOOM®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vacation: Ireland

Natalie Carmolli

Advertising and Public Relations Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: WINECRAFT BLACK®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: London & Salisbury in 2011

Shannon Downey

Creative Marketing Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Aphrodite’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Stacey Hirvela

Marketing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: GINGER WINE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Art of Eating, M.F.K. Fisher

Tori VanTimmeren

Web Designer
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Favorite Plant Variety: BEYOND PINK’D™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Eating as much sushi as possible in Nagoya and Kobe Japan

Brian Maher

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: FIRE LIGHT®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson

Dave Joeright

Head Grower
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Favorite Plant Variety: FIRE LIGHT®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Boating on the Great Lakes

Denise Sikkema

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: SPRINTER®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins

Freedom Shelley

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: Blue CHIFFON®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Tobacco Caye, Belize

Grace Fricano

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: AT LAST®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Honeymoon in Europe - especially Greece

Jessica Gulczynski

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLACK BEAUTY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Zion National Park

Kristin Spicer

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ESTRELLITA LITTLE STAR™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Visiting family in Galway, Ireland

Mitchell Ankey

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: STEADY AS SHE GOES™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Visiting Munich, Germany

Alex Van Soelen

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: TATER TOT®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Gail Berner

Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Kayaking and camping in the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico

Jeff Flickinger

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BOBO®

Jeff Kurtz

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: GINGER WINE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Arizona

Summer Field

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: INCREDIBALL®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park

Bryan Van Kammen

Assistant Shipping Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLOOM-A-THON® White

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Captain America: Winter Soldier

John Papes

Shipping Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Shining

William Tritten

Assistant Shipping & Receiving Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: LITTLE LIME®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Avengers - End Game

Alex Pott

Assistant Stock Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER® Amethyst

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Movie: Django Unchained

Brigette Porter

Assistant Trial Grower
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Favorite Plant Variety: DOUBLE TAKE® Peach

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Dr. Judson LeCompte

Product Development Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: WINECRAFT BLACK®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Visiting Portland, Oregon

Ginger Carston

Plant Breeding Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BOLLYWOOD®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Backpacking Isle Royale National Park

Ginny Squires

Grower Consultant
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Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat

Julie Crone

Micropropagation Plant Breeding Technician
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER® Amethyst

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Matt Carlton

Stock and R&D Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: My annual ski trip out West with my family

Megan Mathey

Ornamental Plant Breeder
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Favorite Plant Variety: TEMPLE OF BLOOM®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Backpacking Paria Canyon in Arizona

Brandon Hasty

Assistant Manager - Maintenance
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Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Movie: Shaun of the Dead - Book: Popular Mechanics Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia

Dan Hasty

Electrical & Mechanical Project Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: CHICKLET™ Orange

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Bound For Glory- Woody Guthrie, The Power of the Other- Dr. Henry Cloud

Mike McIntyre

Construction Project Manager
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