After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture at Virginia Tech, I worked for my local garden center as Sales Manager & Buyer. In March of 2011 I began working at Saunders Brothers as their Inventory Specialist. In December 2016, I switched jobs at Saunders Brothers and became the sales representative for the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia territory and then became the Container Inventory Manager in August of 2017.
I am married with one child and reside in Arrington. We have two Australian Shepherds that are part of the family and would love to have more if I could. I love Aussies! My son is involved in travel soccer so I spend a lot of time taking him to practices and games. In my spare time, I like to make jewelry and read.
My favorite plant: Heuchera. I love all the different colors it provides in the landscape and in containers. Even though I tend to like flowering plants, I just love colorful foliage of Heuchera. My favorite places to walk in the nursery are in the Heuchera houses.
My favorite NEW plant at SBI: Buddleia Pugster Blue. This plant really excites me. Pugster Blue is a new dwarf Buddleia with a nice compact habit. The blue flowers are full-sized which you don’t normally see on a dwarf Buddleia. And it’s a bee and butterfly magnet!