Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Stephen F Austin University in Nacogdoches Texas. I am also a NC Certified Pesticide Applicator
I started my career with New Garden in 1989 after hearing from my husband (who was in the process of interviewing with New Garden for a landscape position) that there was a need for someone to help with the start up of the horticultural department/maintenance services. Rick joined the landscape installation team and I joined the maintenance team that summer, reporting to New Garden’s old location off Hwy 220 in Summerfield. I became the 4th employee of the maintenance team; having now grown to approx 55 employees serving Greensboro as well as Winston-Salem, we now offer a much more comprehensive lineup of turf and horticultural services. I cannot imagine spending the last 25 years working anywhere other than with the top notch team that Morris Newlin initiated so many years ago.
In past years, I focused my attention in the floriculture and horticultural programs; my current position is that of Business Cell Leader for the Northern area of Greensboro. I am able to collaborate with and support a wonderful team of folks who express their creativity and passion for our clients thru landscape installation, landscape maintenance and design services. In addition to my customer-centric activities, I am able to serve our employees as a safety manager.
I am passionate about carefully listening to clients to fully understand their needs and expectations and setting plans into place to deliver a quality service/product as promised.
Outside of my New Garden family, I enjoy spending time with my family cooking and doing anything outdoors like hiking, kayaking and seeking out interesting local towns/festivals.