AmericanHort Community connectors

Community connectors are the passionate representatives from the key industry segments that make up the green industry. They donate time, talent, and ideas to AmericanHort to help inform and guide everything we do so that we can best serve your evolving needs.
Community Connector groups meet monthly or quarterly to discuss key projects through in person meetings, conference calls, emails and other modes of communication this group provides insight and inspiration into addressing the needs of members. They are a sounding board for new ideas, help ensure relevancy in our offerings, serve as evangelists for our initiatives, and are valuable assets in connecting members and the association.

If you are interested in becoming involved and would like to be considered for one of these groups, please submit an application form.

Garden Retail Community

– Jessie Jacobson, Tonkadale Greenhouses – Community Coordinator

– Bridget Behe, PhD, Michigan State University Department of Horticulture

– Tammy Behm, Maypop

– Bob Berbee, Dutch Mill Greenhouse and Leo Berbee Bulb Co.

– Cyndee Carvalho, Alden Lane Nursery

– Sonya Harrison, My Secret Garden

– Tanner Jones, Family Tree Nursery

– Liz Lark-Riley, Mahoney’s Garden Center

– Ryan Watkins, Brownswood Nursery

– Heather Wheatley, Proven Winners

– Meagan Nace, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

– Steve Mostardi, Mostardi Nurseries, , Board Liaison

Generation Next Community

 – Melinda Knuth, North Carolina State University – Community Coordinator

 – Jacob Carson, AdeptAg

 – Chris Cerveny, Bridge City Global, LLC.

 – Jennifer Dyer, MasterTag

 – Andy Fields, Goodmark Nurseries

 – Annie Glaser, Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse

 – Thomas Minter, BFG Supply Company

 – Lyndsey Zinni, Millcreek Gardens

 Ankit Singh, Florida Gulf Coast University

 – Rob Lando, AgriNomix, Board Liaison

 – Jon Reelhorn, Belmont Nursery, Board Liaison

 – Meagan Nace, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

 – Rachel Rawls, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

Greenhouse Community

 – Matt Foertmeyer, Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse – Community Coordinator

 – Bob Dickman, Dickman Farms LLC

 – Denise Godfrey, Olive Hill Greenhouses

 – Broch Martindale, Corteva AgriScience

 – Amy Morris, N.G. Heimos Greenhouses

 – Jennifer Moss, Moss Greenhouses Inc

 – Susie Raker-Zimmerman, Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants

 – Nathan Sell, Dümmen Orange

 – Jason Twaddell, Ball FloraPlant

 – Mary Werth, Suburban Lawn & Garden Inc

 – Paul Westervelt, Saunders Brothers Inc

 – Derek Clark, South Central Growers, Board Liaison

 – Rachel Rawls, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

Interior Plantscape Community

 – Genevieve Reiner-Mills, Oakland Interiorscapes, Community Coordinator

 – Barbara Arnold, Franklin Park Conservatory

 – Morgan Coling, Plantations Inc., Oasis Plantscaping LLC

 – Peter Herrera, No Sweat! Waterproof Liners

 – Anna Johnston, Tri-State Foliage Inc

 – Eric McKie, Green Oak Garden Center LLC

 – Nathan Parker, Parker Interior Plantscape Inc.

 – Jessica Pinette, Plantasia Interiors Inc.

 – Jennifer Ricciardi, Interior Garden Services

 – Nicolaus Rousseau, ByNature

 – Molly Turpin, Growing Green Inc.

– Emily Showalter, Willoway Nurseries, Board Liaison

 – Meagan Nace, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

 – Amy Ballard, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

Landscape Community

 – Jeff Gibson, Ball Horticultural Company, Community Coordinator

 – Elizabeth Bonadonna, Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden Inc.

 – Joe Burns, Color Burst

 – Kurt Everett, Loma Vista Nursery

 – Carrie Hancock – Ball Horticultural Company

 – Matt Hunter, New Garden Landscape and Nursery

 – Brett Jones, SiteOne Landscape Supply

 – David McKinney, The Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

 – Kent Fullmer, Fullmer’s Landscaping Inc, Board Liaison

 – Lyndsi Oestmann, Loma Vista Nursery Inc, Board Liaison

 – Amy Ballard, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

Nursery Community

 – Jake Pierson, Pierson Nurseries Inc, Community Coordinator

 – Carlos Bogran, PhD, OHP Inc

 – Angela Burke, Raemelton Farm LLC

 – Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

 – David Fujino, California Center for Urban Horticulture

 – Bobby Garcia, Greenleaf Nursery Co

 – Colin Jones, Manor View Farm Inc

 – Scott Klittich, Otto & Sons Nursery

 – Art Parkerson, Lancaster Farms Inc

 – Matt Steinkopf, Willoway Nurseries Inc

 – John Terhesh, Goodmark Nurseries LLC

 – Harvey Cotten, Board Liaison

 – Lyndsi Oestmann, Loma Vista Nursery Inc, Board Liaison

 – Jennifer Gray , AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

 – Michael Martin, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison

 – Rachel Rawls, AmericanHort, Staff Liaison