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.

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Dale Deppe

President
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Jeremy Deppe

General Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: DOUBLE PLAY® BIG BANG™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Gladiator

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Rosie

Head Greeter and Ball Chaser

Favorite Plant Variety: RED ROVER®

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Amy Howard

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: LITTLE LIME®

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

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Ashley Joy

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: GATSBY MOON®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Counting Backwards, Henry Jay Przybylo, MD

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Brad Preston

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: FINE LINE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest

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Jeff Pipp

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER BLUE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vietnam and Cambodia

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Kimberly Noffke

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: CRÈME FRAICHE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Castiglione Falletto, Italy

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Morgan Temple

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: SCENTARA® Double Blue

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

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Paul Koutz

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: INVINCIBELLE WEE WHITE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Major League

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Terri Tullis

Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: TUFF STUFF™

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

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Tony Thom

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

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Caddyshack

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Chad Vanden Bosch

Finished Grower Support Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BERRY HEAVY® Gold

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Roadtrip up the coast of Southern California

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Jane Beggs-Joles

Landscape Program Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: TUFF STUFF™

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Young Frankenstein

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Jodi Griffin

Licensee Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: INCREDIBALL®

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

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Josh Vokal

Licensee Account Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: KODIAK® Orange

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Slap Shot

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Brandon Cross

AR/AP Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: LACED UP®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Sound of Music

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Charlene Silkworth

Accounting Assistant
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Favorite Plant Variety: Blue CHIFFON®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Vacationing in Tennessee

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Christi Jones

HR Generalist
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Favorite Plant Variety: PUGSTER PERIWINKLE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Japan in 2016

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Deb Nederhoed

Accounting & HR Assistant
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Favorite Plant Variety: PINKY WINKY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Safari in Serengeti

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Gayle Essenyi

Billing & AR Assistant
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Liz Deppe

Accounting & Human Resources
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Adriana Robinson

Video Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Miss Molly’

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

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Diane Fullerton

Marketing Assistant
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Favorite Plant Variety: LITTLE DIPPER®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: River cruise through Germany and Austria

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Natalie Carmolli

PR & Marketing Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: WINECRAFT BLACK®

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

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Shannon Downey

Creative Marketing Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Aphrodite’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Stacey Hirvela

Horticulture Marketing Specialist
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Favorite Plant Variety: GINGER WINE®

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

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Tim Wood

Product Development & Marketing Manager
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Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Adaptation

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Brian Maher

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: FIRE LIGHT®

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

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Dave Joeright

Head Grower
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Favorite Plant Variety: FIRE LIGHT®

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

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Denise Sikkema

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: SPRINTER®

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

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Grace Fricano

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: AT LAST®

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

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Jennifer Cobb

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: OSO EASY® ITALIAN ICE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold

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Jessica Gulczynski

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLACK BEAUTY®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Zion National Park

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Kevin Gerbracht

Assistant Growing Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BLOOMERANG® Dark Purple

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Stormlight Archive

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Alex Van Soelen

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: LET’S DANCE® RAVE®

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

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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

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Jeff Flickinger

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BOBO®

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Jeff Kurtz

Assistant Propagation Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: GINGER WINE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: Arizona

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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

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John Papes

Shipping Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Shining

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Richard Francis

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

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Empire Strikes Back

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Ginger Thurston

Plant Breeding Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: BOLLYWOOD®

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

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Kara Gregory

Micropropagation & Patent Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: LET’S DANCE® RAVE®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

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Matt Carlton

Stock and Research & Development Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: ‘Limelight’

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

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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

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Sean Conway

Stock Assistant Manager
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Favorite Plant Variety: Blue CHIFFON®

Favorite Book, Movie, or Vacation: No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

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Dan Hasty

Construction & Maintenance
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Mike McIntyre

Construction & Maintenance
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