May 9, 2013 - 12:42
Jared Hughes

Age

25

Job Title

Retail Manager

Company

Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse Co., Delaware, Ohio

Accomplishments

Helped company nearly double retail revenue in first two years as manager; Conducts workshops and presentations for gardening and school groups; Also owns his own company, The Groovy Agave LLC, to provide unique and unusual succulents and water-wise perennials.

Extracurricular

Hobbies: Growing and collecting unusual plants, visiting farmer's markets, reading and gardening.

Fun Fact

Life in the fast lane starts early: When Jared was 12, he started working a paper route to save money to buy a car. Eventually, he bought a metallic blue 1980 El Camino and rebuilt the engine himself.
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