Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Consumer Horticulturist & Digital Content Developer, 2012 - present
I develop and edit lawn & garden content as part of the Digital Marketing team, create digital training tools for our sales team, and train internal associates and retailers on the Scotts product line as part of the Scotts Training Institute.
Campanelli Garden Center
Annual/Perennial Plant Specialist, 2011 - 2012
I managed plant inventory, placed orders, sold plant material, and answered customer gardening questions.
Farmingdale State College
Assistant Professor, 2007 - 2011
I taught classes in the Department of Ornamental Horticulture, including Horticulture I (lecture & lab), Horticulture II Lab, Greenhouse Management, Plant Propagation, Indoor Plants, and Plant Production Technology. I was the academic adviser for the Horticulture Club and the PLANET Student Career Days team. I was a member of the Greenhouse Committee, International Education Committee, and the Fulbright Committee.
Research Technician, 2002 - 2003
I worked at the vegetative cutting farms in Guatemala conducting research trials and aligning the harvesting/handing/shipping protocols for their vegetative cuttings.
Christians' Greenhouse & Garden Center
Retail Sales Assoc & Grower's Assistant, 1996 - 2002
I was responsible for helping maintain plants (watering, feeding, cleaning, spacing, planting), propagating geraniums, creating mixed containers, stocking the retail area, answering customer questions, and filling seasonal plant orders.
Green Circle Growers
Intern, 1999 - 1999
I was a summer intern who shadowed 7 different Growers across a variety of plants and production areas, including annual bedding plants, poinsettia stock plants, seedling propagation, African violets, flowering potted plants, and rooting of poinsettia cuttings.