I primarily focus on the administrative tasks necessary to serve our clients and employee’s needs.
My background is in psychology. I attended Creighton University in Omaha for my undergraduate and graduate work. I earned a BS in psychology and a Masters in Counseling. The interest in people has actually led to my desire to work in the business. I am interested in the meaning that gardens provide for people of all ages.
My favorite plant is the Red Pine. It is the state tree of Minnesota (where I grew up). As a child I have fond memories of wandering through a pine forest and listening to the sound of the wind whisper through the trees. I also loved to look up and see the orange-red color of the bark towards the top of the trees.
Whenever I see the purple shirts I am reminded how fortunate I feel to be of service to others in helping them find the restorative power of plants and gardens.
As I reflect, I would say that much of my interest in nature and gardens come from my family. I remember seeing my grandparents tend to their crops and vegetable garden on the farm with such loving care. I enjoyed following my grandmother around and helping (actually mostly eating) harvest strawberries from their vast garden.
Though I am out of practice, I can juggle three tennis balls.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
My favorite experiences involve enjoying the outdoors with my two favorite guys – my husband and our son. A family trip this past summer involved hiking in the mountains around Estes Park. Beautiful!!
I believe that the best tools are our five senses. If we take the time to look out, up and around the garden space; take a slow deep breath and enjoy the fragrances of the space; be still and listen to the symphony of sound; then taste the fresh ripe fruit of the serviceberry tree; and feel the softness of the leaf of a lamb’s ear perennial; you can learn volumes about the landscape you find yourself in.
Gardens can be experienced as a transformative and healing place for people. There is a beautiful power in the interaction of people with gardens and plants.
Corey Brabec, Head of Horticulture What’s the first thing you do when you get to work? I usually start my day by checking all of the paperwork that was turned in the day before. I...