Detailed oriented with a creative mind, I grew up in a farming family and have been around agriculture my whole life. Growing up with this lifestyle shaped me into the hard working, driven person that I am today. I've used that passion for the outdoors and good work ethics throughout my years as a horticulture student with Iowa State University as well as in my various experiences working for public gardens and horticulture retail.
Willing to serve and teach
Organizing and keeping files
Managing and leading crews
Creating and filling order forms
Keeping inventory records
Keeping watering and plant maintenance schedules
Production and Nursery Sales04/2016 to CurrentTimberPine NurseryEarlham, IAMaintain and manage the front retail area while leading a small staff through daily chores. Assist and inform customers about plant materials and create small landscapes. Focus on plant health and growth throughout the season as well as focusing on inventory database and greenhouse production through the winter months.
Groundskeeper 108/2015 to 04/2016Iowa State UniversityAmes, IAKept appearances on Iowa State University campus by mowing, wedding, mulching and using different types of machinery to insure campus was kept clean and healthy. Followed strict safety guidelines while working with a crew of 30 plus people in winter snow removal to insure the safety of the students and campus.
Horticulture Student01/2013 to 08/2015Reiman GardensAmes, IAKept record of plant materials as well as focusing on the maintenance and appearances of the gardens. Worked beside staffed horticulturalists in creating and implementing new garden display beds not only outside but inside the hallways and conservatories as well. Cared for greenhouse materials throughout the winter, including minor pest management, and assisted in seasonal events and conservatory displays.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Horticulture2015Iowa State UniversityAmes, IA, United States
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Perennial Production and Garden Center Management.
Traveled and competed with the ISU Landscape Club
Completed many tasks and projects within the greenhouses