May 6, 2014 - 09:35
Melinda Walton

Job Title

Vice President


Berridge Nurseries, Phoenix, Ariz.


For more than 10 years, ran garden center’s residential and commercial landscape division and, with a team of six, successfully completed thousands of projects that significantly contributed to the overall success of core business. Last summer, launched a spin-off from landscape division to plant container pots and flower beds only that has increased sales in bedding and pottery departments.


Best Part of Her Job: Helping homeowners who have waited their entire lives to retire and realize their dream of starting a garden.

Fun Fact

Hobbies: “I love to bug my sister (Christine Fortman and on right in photo), in the office, dabble around in the stock market, watch sports and play guitar.”