The East Bay is and always has been home to this gregarious worker. When she came on board in 2016, horticulture was relatively new to her, having spent only a brief time at another retail nursery, and taking classes at Merritt College. Now as a Master Gardener who is skilled at communicating with customers, she is often the go-to person on our staff for diagnosing problems and making suggestions. What is perhaps most amazing is that she possesses advanced degrees in some subjects unrelated to plants. Somehow this depth of knowledge spills over into Horticulture.