C. Raker & Sons, Litchfield, Mich.
Graduated magna cum laude with M.A. degree in marketing from Michigan State University; Spent a year working in Germany for a breeder company to learn more about the European market and the differences in horticulture marketing in Europe and the United States; Responsible for helping market new upscale brand of plants for independent garden centers using new and unique plants and genetics.
Favorite movie: Braveheart — “William Wallace just makes you want to stand up and fight for what you believe in.” Can’t live without: Toothbrush, Smartwool socks and licorice.
Family life: Jessica is 5’3” and her husband is 6’8”