May 10, 2013 - 09:20
Aaron Van Wingerden

Age

30

Job Title

President

Company

Dutch Heritage Gardens, Larkspur, Colo.

Accomplishments

Purchased empty greenhouse with no infrastructure and turned it into a $7 million business in seven years; Helped create and market company’s own brand of soil media that is sold to consumers

Extracurricular

Favorite cuisine: His wife is Bulgarian and “has an arsenal of AWESOME authentic dishes.” Hobbies: Skiing and Xball, a tournament-style paintball game.

Fun Fact

Aaron has 22 siblings, 17 sets of aunts/uncles and well over 100 cousins – and most of the family is in the greenhouse business in some way.