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: MIDNIGHT SUN®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Gladiator

Rosie

Head Greeter and Ball Chaser

Favorite Plant Variety: PAISLEY PUP™

Tim Wood

Product Development & Head of Marketing
616-223-3367
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Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Favorite Book: Dune

Aleck Frederick

Account Manager - TX, LA, MS
616-414-7382 x1113
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Favorite Plant Variety: LIMELIGHT PRIME®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Remember the Titans

Brad Strabbing

Account Manager - AL, FL, GA
616-218-4982
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Favorite Plant Variety: POCO LOCO™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Talladega Nights

David Arsenault

Account Manager - MI, WI
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Favorite Plant Variety: LIMELIGHT PRIME®

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

Jeremy McAdow

Account Manager - IN, OH
616-414-7391 x1114
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUFFER FISH®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Tambor, Costa Rica

Jonathan Marchel

Account Manager, SC, TN
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Favorite Plant Variety: LITTLE LIME PUNCH®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Maui, Hawaii

Lindsey Davison

Sales Support Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: QUICK FIRE FAB®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Favorite vacation - Anywhere and everywhere, I love traveling

Mikal MacDonald

Account Manager, BC, CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
616-223-3376
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Favorite Plant Variety: EL NIÑO­®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Ryan Drake

Account Manager - DE, MD, NJ
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Favorite Plant Variety: PAISLEY PUP™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Hiking in Sedona, Arizona

Sandy Harmon

Account Manager - AR, IL, KY, MO, OK, WV
616-414-7378
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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
616-223-3377
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Favorite Plant Variety: TUFF STUFF™

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

Tony Thom

Sales Manager
616-223-3360
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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
616-223-3363
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Favorite Plant Variety: INCREDIBALL®

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

Zack Suchecki

Account Manager - AB, AK, AZ, KS, CO, IA, MB, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, SD, SK, UT, WY
616-846-4729 ext 1710
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Favorite Plant Variety: JUST CHILL™ Double Mauve

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Golf Trip to St Andrews in Scotland with my Dad

Andrew Meeuwsen

Data Analyst
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Favorite Plant Variety: ILLUMINATI TOWER®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Tremors

Ginny Squires

Grower Consultant
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Favorite Plant Variety: YARDLINE™

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

Jane Beggs-Joles

Landscape Program Manager
616-223-3369
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Favorite Plant Variety: TEMPLE OF BLOOM®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Young Frankenstein

Josh Vokal

Licensee Account Manager
616-223-3362
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Favorite Plant Variety: KODIAK® Orange

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Slap Shot

Laura Swanson

Licensee Account Manager
616-223-3378
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Favorite Plant Variety: AT LAST®

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

Alissa Olsen

AP/AR Specialist
616-846-4729 x1303
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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
616-223-3372
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Favorite Plant Variety: PINKY WINKY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Safari in Serengeti

Kristin Moran

AP/AR Specialist
616-846-4729 ext.1309
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Katsura’

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

Liz Deppe

Treasurer
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Sara Derdowski

Accounting Manager
616-846-4729 x1302
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Daniela Deppe

HR Manager
616-560-7050
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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 Marianos

Human Resources Assistant
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Favorite Plant Variety: LIMELIGHT PRIME®

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

Adriana Paez-Robinson

Videographer & Photographer
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Miss Molly’

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

Crimson Draeger

Marketing Specialist - Social Media
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Favorite Plant Variety: LEGEND OF THE FALL®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Coraline

Emilee Walsh

Digital Marketing Specialist
616-846-4729 x1214
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER® Amethyst

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Favorite Book: The Inheritance Games

Jason Tokarchick

Assistant Creative Marketing Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: STEADY AS SHE GOES®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Snowboarding in Colorado

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
616-223-3366
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Favorite Plant Variety: WINECRAFT BLACK®

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

Olivia Marzolf

Marketing Specialist & Event Coordinator
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Favorite Plant Variety: PERFECTO MUNDO PINK CARPET®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Traveling around Italy

Samantha Huisman

Marketing Specialist – SEO & Content
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Favorite Plant Variety: MR. MUSTARD®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Hiking in Glacier National Park

Shannon Downey

Creative Marketing Specialist
616-223-3368
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Aphrodite’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Pacific Northwest

Stacey Hirvela

Marketing Manager
616-223-3375
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Favorite Plant Variety: EL NIÑO­®

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

Tori VanTimmeren

Web Designer
616-846-4729 x1212
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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
616-846-4729 x1412
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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

Freedom Shelley

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: Blue CHIFFON®

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

Jake Lutz

Assistant Growing Manager
800-633-8859 x1204
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Favorite Plant Variety: PERFECTO MUNDO PINK CARPET®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Iron Claw

Jessica Gulczynski

Assistant Growing Manager
616-846-4729 x1422
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLACK BEAUTY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Zion National Park

Steve Trier

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Ruby Slippers’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Annual trip to Munich, Germany

Brayden Johnson

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLOOMERANG BALLET™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Cruise/Scuba Trip to Cozumel, Mexico

Hunter Brown

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: PARAPLU VIOLET®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Visiting Hawaii

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

Katie Gibson

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: SHOW OFF® SUGAR BABY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Camping in British Columbia

Bryan Van Kammen

Assistant Shipping Manager
616-846-4729 x1414
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLOOM-A-THON® White

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

John Papes

Shipping Manager
616-846-4729 x1407
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Shining

William Triten

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

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Avengers Infinity War and End Game

Alex Pott

Assistant Stock Manager
616-846-4729 x1411
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER® Amethyst

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

Caleb Pritts

Plant Breeding/Growing Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER BLUE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Davis Harmon

Ornamental Plant Breeder
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Favorite Plant Variety: AT LAST®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Backpacking the Southern Appalachians

Dr. Judson LeCompte

Product Development Assistant Manager
616-846-4729 x1421
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Favorite Plant Variety: REMINISCENT® Coral

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

Ginger Thurston

Stock and R&D Manager
616-846-4729 x1413
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Favorite Plant Variety: SPLENDID!™ Blue

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Backpacking Indian Peaks in Colorado

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

Leticia Pasqualino

New Plants Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: MY MONET®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The English countryside

Megan Mathey

Ornamental Plant Breeder
616-846-4729 x1403
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Favorite Plant Variety: TEMPLE OF BLOOM®

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

Tori Boos

New Plants Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: SUNNY BOULEVARD®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Salkantay Trek in Peru

Brandon Hasty

Assistant Manager - Maintenance
616-846-4729 x1425
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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
616-846-4729 x1405
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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

Kyle Morden

Assistant Construction Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: OSO EASY® URBAN LEGEND®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey

Mike McIntyre

Construction Project Manager
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