Gladys Andiru Opiyo
Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va.
Reorganized production systems in 17,000-square-foot greenhouse, improving overall efficiency and product quality; Improved companys propagation of mint plants by 50 percent from 40 percent to 90 percent; Created a successful propagation program of rosemary plants to supply half of companys plug requirements for year-round production.
Books on the nightstand: Flower Confidential and The Orchid Thief; Favorite vacation spot: Gladys likes to return to her hometown of Moyo and just relax and enjoy time at home with my parents and siblings; Gladys left Uganda to go to college in Costa Rica and became fluent in Spanish in three months.
Cant live without: Coffee