May 5, 2014 - 16:00
Karen Gardner

Job Title

Owner

Company

Roses Inc. Green Country, LLC, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Accomplishments

At the age of 22, successfully launched a rose nursery and in the first year grew maintenance clientele 30 percent; implemented new, sustainable financial and business models; relocated 3,000 rose bushes and the store, greenhouses, etc. during the heat of summer. Launched in-house, custom-made app to decrease paper trail and increase communication between customers, staff, field technicians and the nursery inventory.

Extracurricular

Mmm, Mmm, Good! “My mom’s home cooking. We grew up with zero junk food in the house, eating locally grown organic fruits and veggies. still today she cooks the freshest, most delicious meals.”

Fun Fact

From modeling to ... Karen used to be a model while attending New York University, but “I left the heels behind for muck boots!!”