I am a lesbian and I am a horticulturist.//

I discovered horticulture as a field that blends all my professional interests with the qualities I wanted in a day to day environment. After doing field based research and conservation in remote wilderness areas throughout college, I found that working with plants in public gardens gave me the ability to do the work I love, play outside every day, learn constantly while mentoring others in the field, and see discovery and joy first hand when guests see a hummingbird moth pollinate a tubular flower for the first time, or hears a barred owl hoot in the surrounding forest.