owner hybridizer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Hardworking, honest, detail oriented and dependable professional with 35 years of experience in the horticulture and landscaping industry. Passionate and motivated team player with experience managing multiple priorities and dedicated to deliver a high quality product.

  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Diverse Plant Knowledge
  • Hybridization
  • Worker Training and Motivation
  • Record Keeping
  • Landscape Design
  • Plant Growth, Care and Maintenance
  • Disease Identification
  • Research
  • Plant Roguing
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self-Motivated
  • Stonework
  • Project estimation and bidding
Work History
01/2008 to Current
Owner/Hybridizer Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. Augusta, GA,
  • Hybridized plants to produce new breeding material for trials.
  • Used plant genetics to improve specific plant yield, size and resistance to frost, drought and disease.
  • Maintained detailed records throughout research and development cycle.
  • Carefully maintained plant health through watering and proper fertilization to minimize losses and waste.
  • Cultivated soil and added fertilizer, compost and amendments.
  • Inspected plants to identify for signs of disease or infestation and address problems early.
  • Trained and motivated staff to reach excellence.
  • Organized plant sales, open houses and educational programs to promote nursery and provide educational opportunities for community.
05/1987 to Current
Owner/President Rock Landscape & Gardens, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Designed, managed, supplied and installed complex, large scale landscaping projects to $350,000.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Utilized creative design techniques to maximize aesthetic appeal of landscaping projects.
  • Researched and identified appropriate plants and materials for landscaping projects.
  • Installed pavers, patios, concrete and other outdoor living areas.
  • Trained and motivated employees to perform daily business functions.
  • Inspected moisture content of soil to modify existing sprinkler systems, taking into account evaporation and water retention factors.
  • Mixed and sprayed fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides onto shrubs, trees, and grass.
  • Water, pruned and groomed plants and trees to maintain health and attractiveness.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts, and costs.
  • Educated clients on proper care and maintenance of landscaping projects.
  • Collaborated with engineers, architects and other professionals on projects to complete large jobs and meet strict deadlines.
  • Developed and implemented strategies for pest and disease control.
  • Operated landscaping equipment with focus on safety and machine longevity.
11/1990 to 11/1995
Builder/General Contractor - City, STATE,
  • Built custom homes.
  • Ordered and purchased building materials for site construction.
  • Issued purchase orders and coded invoices for payment to verify contractor billings.
  • Kept site work safe and in line with budget, schedule, and applicable building codes.
  • Developed and implemented construction plans according to client specifications and expectations.
  • Adhered to building codes and regulations in planning and construction phases for full project compliance.
  • Obtained building and specialty permits from local jurisdictional agencies.
  • Scheduled utility service providers according to project timelines.
  • Smoothed and leveled new concrete, pavers and other materials.
  • Ensured grading was correct.
01/1987 to 07/1992
Manager Baldwin Greenhouse City, STATE,
  • Kept up-to-date on latest nursery trends and advances and served as valued resource for team and customers.
  • Created plans to grow nursery and garden center and improved sales volume and profitability.
  • Monitored watering times, soil conditions and plant positions and made informed adjustments in response to weather conditions.
  • Inspected nursery and equipment for signs of disrepair and coordinated repairs and replacements.
  • Maintained tidy, clean and well-organized greenhouse for optimal productivity and professionalism.
  • Ran 21 different climate-controlled greenhouse structures.
  • Secured and managed major retailer accounts.
  • Worked closely with employees to improve practices, techniques and safety choices, optimizing performance, and minimizing waste.
  • Optimized growth and development at every stage and moved finished plants to sales displays for customer viewing.
  • Collected and reported on metrics related to stock growth, production actions and environmental assessments to facilitate effective decision making.
  • Researched pests and diseases common to individual types of stock and developed mitigation plans.
  • Used skills to grow new plants from seeds, clippings, bulbs and clone-cubes.
Expected in 05/1989 to to
High School :
Baldwin- Woodville High School - Baldwin, WI,

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School Attended

  • Baldwin- Woodville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Owner/Hybridizer
  • Owner/President
  • Builder/General Contractor
  • Manager


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