May 10, 2013 - 07:54
Lida Sladkova

Age

33

Job Title

Trial Manager

Company

Fides Oro, Santa Paula, Calif.

Accomplishments

Responsible for managing trial facility and production of company’s varieties that are displayed at California Spring Trials; Conducts research trials and oversees rooted and unrooted cutting production; Participates in America in Bloom

Extracurricular

Favorite cuisine: South American; Favorite vacation spot: “Anywhere without cell phone or Internet coverage is a good start.” More specifically — Brazil.

Fun Fact

An emigrant from the Czech Republic (where her family still resides), Lida came to the United States eight years ago as part of a five-month program at Ohio State University to work on California Spring Trials – “And I’m still here!” she declares.
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