Key Personnel

Key Personnel

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Mark O'Brien - Nursery Operations Manager

Mark has more than 30 years of business and management experience, and 15 years in the native plant industry. He oversees the nursery team responsible for plant and seed production, quality assurance, and customer satisfaction.

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Jason Fritz - Sales Manager

Jason provides primary support for sales and client satisfaction, managing the rapid-response estimating program. He is also the primary point-of-contact regarding project specification. Jason has worked with native plant species for more than 15 years.

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Bob Allison - Seed Collection Manager

Bob manages custom seed collection, seed cleaning, and quality control. With Cardno since 1996, he also provides ecological consulting, site inspections, botanical inventories, and specification reviews for restoration projects.

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Jenny Allison - Production Manager

Jenny oversees containerized production for wetland, prairie, and woodland species. She also manages Cardno’s contract growing work. With more than 15 years of experience, Jenny is a leader in propagating, germinating, and growing hundreds of Midwestern native plant species.

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MacKenzie Hoover - Shipping Manager

MacKenzie oversees product quality assurance and shipping and receiving. She has more than 10 years of customer service experience.

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Barb Johnson - Project Assistant

Barb has been with the nursery for more than 10 years and handles all order processing and invoicing. She also provides general administrative support for purchasing, order processing, and human resources..

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Connie Wolff - Project Assistant

Connie provides quotes, material sourcing, and customer service to our nursery clients..

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