May 21, 2012 - 11:30
Welby Gardens, Denver, Colo.
President of Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association, board member of Colorado Floriculture Foundation and chairman of the certified Greenhouse Grower program; Overcame fear of public speaking and is often invited to teach seminars on pest management and other horticulture topics.
Hobbies: kayaking, fishing and skiing with 8- and 10-year old sons. Favorite movie: Heat with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. “It is the perfect mix of good vs. evil.”
Secret family life: During World War II, his maternal grandfather spent a month in jail for not wearing the black shirts required by Benito Mussolini.