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Growing up in the cornfields of Carmel, I spent my free time outdoors climbing trees, building forts, gardening, and participating in sports. Upon graduating from Purdue University, I started my career as a news journalist. Then I became a freelance writer in order to stay home and raise my four children. During this time I felt it was important to teach the kids the value of gardening. Because of that, I taught them how to grow their own food and to see the healthy, joyful beauty of nature. My husband and I created Great GrowIN’s to educate people about creative ways to energize space with nature. This could include adding plants, vertical gardens, moss designs and greenery via biophilic design. When we install a new plantscape or living wall, it is a thrill to see our client’s smiles!
After 30 year as a traveling salesman mainly in the biomedical industry, I decided to plant myself. After meeting and marrying Stephanie at Purdue, we settled and founded Great GrowIN’s. I have a passion for self-sufficiency, sustainability, and mitigating the heat-island effect experienced in cities. Through green-roofs, vertical vegetation, trees and landscaping, we can control the rising temperatures in our concrete jungles. When I am not building a project or installing a living wall, I enjoy waterskiing, karting, and playing ball with our yellow lab, Mila.
Since I was a little girl, I have loved playing in the dirt, “helping” my Dad with his beautiful flower gardens and planters. Not sure how helpful I was, but those wonderful memories created the passion I have today for plants and flowers. Working at Great GrowIN’s allows me to play in the dirt, planting beautiful planters, flowers, and learning about biophilic design. As a wife, mother of two daughters, and graduate of Miami, I LOVE the designing aspect of Great GrowIN’s. Through this job I get to create amazing plant walls, moss walls, and planters then see the joy it brings to our clients!
Sales & Marketing
Ever since I started playing golf at age 7, I found a love for the outdoors.
Then, I graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Golf Management.
My puppy, Indy, and I joined the Great Growin’s team to help my mother Stephanie grow in the golf turf world. We do this by enhancing the space with nature and educating others on the benefits of biophilic design. I bring expertise in social media marketing, a knack for sales, and in-depth knowledge of the golf and the golf industry.