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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.
I have always had an innate passion for nature and the outdoors. Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors whether that be exploring the nature trails close to my house or being forced to rake leaves with my father every fall. All these experiences gave me a great appreciation for the natural world and the positive impact nature has on our life. I have worked in the green industry since I graduated from Purdue in 2017. I started off doing tree work and learning everything I could about forestry. Earlier this year (2021), I became a certified board arborist and this year I look to expand my knowledge of horticulture and biophilic design. I am thrilled to be a part of such a unique business that really looks to achieve client satisfaction through the incorporation of plants into buildings, workplaces, and shared spaces. As our society continues to grow and develop, I find the need for biophilic design to be extremely important in order to keep us connected with the beautiful world in which we live.
Add a bit of nature to your space with a piece of moss art created from a variety of preserved mosses and foliage. Complete with a hand-made walnut frame, this moss design was just the special touch needed for this formerly blank wall.
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 industry.