Talented Horticulturist offers more than 29 years experience in retail greenhouse garden center, management, and growing in the green industry. A hard worker with a passion for the outdoors.
Customer Service oriented
Tropical and Native Plants knowledge
Annuals and Perennial knowledge
Pesticide Applicator certification
Floral Design seminar
Trained and supervised up to 15 retail greenhouse and nursery staff for several companies. Promoted to Greenhouse Manager after just 6 months employment with The Home Depot, where our team was rewarded for the top producing garden center in the United States.
02/2013 to 06/2016
Manager-GrowerGlenwood Natural Produce － Deland, FL
Managed day to day operations for a retail Hydroponic Vegetable and Herb u-pick farm, including greenhouse operations and field crops.
Duties included planning seasonal plantings, ordering seeds and plants, and the maintenance of plants and equipment and daily retail sales and service.
10/2007 to 09/2010
Customer Service RepTraders Edge － Orlando, FLFulfilled student orders for materials using FedEx and UPS. Provided accurate and appropriate information in response to customer inquiries. Maintained up-to-date records at all times. Ran reports and supplied data to fulfill customer order requirements.
02/1991 to 03/2000
Deparment Head / Greenhouse ManagerThe Home Depot － Atlanta, GAOpened several new store locations at Regional Managers request. Assisted in recruiting and training new staff, ordered stock, and restocked inventory when shipments were received.Completed weekly schedules according to payroll policies. Trained staff to deliver outstanding customer service.Increased purchase totals by recommending additional items.Created attractive displays. Provided expert product and service information. Cross trained in other departments to increase sales and product knowledge.
06/1988 to 12/1990
Landscape Center Retail ManagerSyfan Landscape Center － Gainesville, GAAssisted with the design and planning for the retail garden center and nursery space. Did research on retail layout, products, implemented those ideas, and marketing strategies for increased sales. Ordered products/ live goods to meet customer needs for landscape and retail. Trained and managed 6 Full and Part time staff.
High School Diploma: Horticulture and Academic Dual EnrollmentCoosa Valley Vocational High School － Rome, GA, USA
Model High School － Rome, GA, USA
Associate of Science: GGIAGwinnet Tech － Lawrenceville, GA, USAContinuing education in Horticulture.
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer, Atlanta Children "Festival of Arts"
Demonstration Classes for Elementary School Students on growing seedlings