May 21, 2012 - 10:40
Chrissy Hipshier

Age

30

Job Title

Grower

Company

Hortech Inc., Spring Lake, Mich.

Accomplishments

In charge of a 31 greenhouse growing area that includes a vast array of stock beds and liner and propagation houses ­— credits the success of the growing area to her team who “is nothing short of awesome”; Certified Green Industry Professional by the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association and West Michigan Shoreline Naturalist

Extracurricular

Frequent volunteer for the Muskegon Conservation District helping with native plant and tree sales, invasive plant removal and other projects. Favorite food: Mom’s homemade lasagna. Loves to travel and recently visited the Galapagos Islands.

Fun Fact

It takes two: Has an identical sister who is a zookeeper. “I’m flora, she’s fauna.”
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