In May, GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

We are shining the spotlight on 40 men and women whose career accomplishments have moved them to the forefront. Their professional track records have helped to establish them as some of today’s brightest stars — before their 40th birthday.

For more information on GPN's 40 Under 40, please contact Tim Hodson at

Magan Agee
Hoffman Nursery Inc., Rougemont, North Carolina
Justen Beneduce Hiles
Great Swamp Greenhouses, Gillette, New Jersey
Chris Berg
BlueSkye Creative Inc., San Diego, California
Robert Bett
PlantHaven International, Santa Barbara, California
Amy Briggs-Macha
Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden, Denver, Colorado
David Brill
The Farm at Green Village, Green Village, New Jersey
Christopher Bruzzi
Bruzzi Lawn & Landscape LLC/Green Spot LLC, New Milford, Connecticut
Brian Burghardt
Rockaway Garden Center, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Tha Cha
Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprise, Brighton, Colorado
Amber Dawn Coch
Four Star Greenhouse Inc., Carleton, Michigan
Michael Creath
Creath Landscape Design, Columbus, Ohio
Angelica Cretu
Costa Farms, Miami, Florida
Tara Dudley
Plant Life Designs, Windsor Heights, Iowa
Melina Ferrandino
Glendora Gardens Inc., Glendora, California
Daniel Foertmeyer
Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse, Delaware, Ohio
Jarvis Green
C. Raker & Sons Inc., Litchfield, Michigan
April Herring-Murray
Pacific Plug & Liner, Watsonville, California
Andy Huntington
Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon and Pembroke, New Hampshire
Bryce Johnson
Red Oak Greenhouse Inc., Red Oak, Iowa
Mark Johnson
Red Oak Greenhouse Inc., Red Oak, Iowa
Denise Kelly
Smith Gardens Inc., Bellingham, Washington
Jim Kennedy
Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois
Marta Kephart
Rana Creek Habitat Restoration Inc., Carmel, California
Travis Knoop
Metrolina Greenhouses Inc., York, South Carolina
Angel Lara
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
Neil Mattson
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Jim Melka
Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center, Mokena, Illinois
Heather Moister
The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center, Cary, Illinois
Olivia Morgan
Syngenta Flowers, Gilroy, California
Scott Mozingo
Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois
Jesse Radebaugh
George W Radebaugh & Sons Greenhouse, Freeland, Maryland
Robin Ruether
Kansas State University Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Olathe, Kansas
Plantpeddler Greenhouses, Cresco, Iowa
Mark Schermer
Dümmen Orange, De Lier, Netherlands
Rebecca Siemonsma
SHS Griffin
Kristy Stanton
C. Raker & Sons Inc., Litchfield, Michigan
Theut’s Flower Barn, Richmond, Michigan
Nick Ulrich
Barton Springs Nursery, Westlake, Texas
Jeff Walls
Kube Pak Corp., Allentown, New Jersey
Matt Willoughby
Henry F. Michell Co., Aiken, South Carolina

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