Great GrowIN‘s is committed to building a better quality of life for all humans.
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 and then 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, growing their own food and the healthy, joyful beauty of nature. My husband and I created Great GrowIN’s with the mission of educating people about creative ways to energize space with nature by 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 and many of them in the biomedical industry, I decided to plant myself and founded Great GrowIN’s with my wife, who I met while attending Purdue. 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 working overtime building a project or installing a living wall, I enjoy waterskiing, karting and playing ball with our yellow lab, Mila.
Sales & Marketing
Ever since I started playing golf at the early age of 7, I found a love for the outdoors. 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 along with enhancing space with nature and educating others on the benefits of biophilic design.. I bring an expertise in social media marketing, a knack for sales and in depth knowledge of the golf industry and the sport itself.
My love of the outdoors, caring for my houseplants, and sustainable practices led me to study Environmental Sustainability at IU Bloomington before meeting my incredible boyfriend. After having our first beautiful boy, we decided to move to Carmel to be closer to family. Shortly thereafter, I found my dream job as a plantscaper and designer for Great Growins. Now I get to spend my days outside working with plants, as well as using my creativity to create beautiful plant and moss designs.