May 21, 2012 - 10:43
Leah James

Age

38

Job Title

Co-Owner

Company

James Greenhouses, Colbert, Ga.

Accomplishments

Recipient of Young Professional Award from Georgia Green Industry Association; First generation grower, along with her husband Ken, established nationally recognized young plant company from the ground up; Member of Georgia Green Industry Association, Southern Nursery Association, and Perennial Plant Association

Extracurricular

Hobbies: reading, shopping and crossword puzzles. Can’t live without: the Howard Stern Show. Favorite food: Enchiladas poblanas from Agua Linda in Athens, Ga.

Fun Fact

All in the Family: Mother and stepfather started garden center/hardware store about the same time Leah and Ken founded James Greenhouses. “The four of us have been able to share in the ups and downs of building a business together…and both companies are healthy and growing.”
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