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Meet the Team

Gardening makes our staff happy, which in turn makes our customers happy.

 

When you stop by The Garden Spot, you'll see a lot of smiling faces ready to help you with whatever you need. If you have a particular plant in mind or a  gardening question, our team is there for you.

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Paige became the owner of Garden Spot Nursery in January 2020 after working for eight years as a member of nursery staff. She enjoys being outdoors in all seasons, surrounded by plants and gardeners. Paige studied Biology at WWU and loves learning about botany and how plants live and grow within the soil food web.  When she isn't at the nursery or in her own garden, Paige enjoys hiking, backpacking, and reading. She has a particular interest in composting and enjoys raising and studying earthworms. 

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Aaron

Aaron came on full-time at the Garden spot in spring of 2021. He loves working in the garden with his partner Paige and their two cats Goblin and Tobias and he especially loves conifers and Japanese maples. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, and playing basketball. His favorite plant is the Chief Joseph Pine and anything from the Dan Hinkley Collection.

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Tiffany

Tiffany grew up in the Bellingham area and is thrilled to be back on the west coast.  She loves indoor and outdoor plants and having the opportunity to learn more and she is branching out into the world of hydroponic vegetable gardening and soil sprouts.  Tiffany learned how to mountain bike on the east coast and is excited to try out the trails in the area.  She is also Paige's mom!

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Carol

Carol surely is one of our veterans in our gardening staff. She started at Garden Spot in 2006 in sales and has been with us ever since. She knows every square inch of the property and routinely helps customers find what they're looking for or suggests a particular type of plant to meet their needs.

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Linda

Linda is not new to the plant and nursery industry. She has over 25 years of experience, including wholesale and residential gardening and garden design. She has been with Garden Spot since 2015 and is in a sales position. She believes that the best part of working at Garden Spot is learning from customers and helping them find the perfect plant for their particular situation.

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Kim

Kim has been with Garden Spot since Spring 1996. She started working at a wholesale greenhouse but has spent the rest of her career in retail at the Garden Spot Nursery. When she was growing up, her family had two large vegetable and berry gardens and a yard full of fruit trees.

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Evan

Evan started working at the Garden spot in Spring 2022. Originally from New Jersey, he made is way to the West Coast after joining the navy.  You'll see him assisting customers inside the store, and he is a huge fan of bonsai. In his free time, Evan enjoys backpacking, watching science fiction, anime and reveling in all the nature that the PNW has to offer. 

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Stryder

Stryder joined the Garden Spot team in February of 2022. A former resident of the Columbia River Gorge area, Stryder is a student at Western Washington University double majoring in psychology and neuroscience. He is an avid climber and frisbee player, and enjoys houseplants but is learning more about outdoor plants everyday! 

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Kate

Kate moved to Bellingham from Kitsap County in 2019, and she started at the Garden Spot in March of 2022. A current student at WCC, Kate enjoys roller skating and the color pink. Kate enjoys houseplants but is quickly learning about all the plants Garden Spot carries. 

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Christina 

Christina joined the team in April 2021. She enjoys houseplants and is excited to learn all that the nursery has to offer. Studying Psychology at western, outside of work she likes being with family and friends, the beach, and making jewelry. (no Etsy yet, but soon!) . 

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Cooper

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Jen

Like many people, Jen found her love for houseplants during the pandemic by wanting to bring life into her space while having something to put her energy into. She is an undergrad psychology student at Western, wanting to specialize in abnormal child psychology. She loves the plant community, and getting to meet and chat with plant lovers like herself, or people who are just getting into plants like she was a year ago is her favorite part of her job.

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Leslie

Leslie joined the Garden Spot team Spring 2020. She grew up in California on stone fruit ranch where her passion for agriculture and horticulture began. She is new to the Bellingham area, and has loved all the outdoor activities Bellingham has to offer. Her favorite thing about working at Garden Spot is seeing all the new and interesting plant varieties coming into the nursery every day. 

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Sonje

Sonje has lived and worked in Bellingham since 1982. Originally from the Bay Area, she loves gardening and has transformed several landscapes and homes. Married and between families, she has 7 grandkids whom she loves with all her heart. She also enjoys cooking in the Pacific Northwest.

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Jacki

Jacki began gardening with her mom when she was young and has worked with plants ever since. She started at Garden Spot in May of 2016 and loves to nurture perennials. Her favorite plant is Rosemary.

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Sage

Sage came to the Garden Spot in May of 2020. She has lived in Oregon for the most part since 2012 where she studied agriculture and sustainability at OSU, but moved back to her home state after some time abroad. She loves all plants but especially the ones that make food. Outside of gardening and talking about gardening, she spends her days making art, baking, skating, and building out her van. 

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Maddi

Maddi joined the Garden Spot in March of 2022. A recent resident of Tucson, Maddi moved to Bellingham in September 2021. An avid traveller, she enjoys painting, cooking and spending time with her cats. Maddi is incredibly knowledgeable about houseplants and particularly enjoys philodendrons. 

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Angela

Angela joined the Garden Spot Nursery team in the spring of 2018. She enjoys working with customers to help them find the particular plant that they need for their garden. She says that she grew up with more plants than people. She started studying botany and branched out from there. At any given time during the day, she can be found amongst the Japanese maples and shade plants.

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Lucy

Lucy has worked on and off at the Garden Spot for a number of years. A Bellingham local, Lucy can be found amongst our outdoor plants! She is a lover of native plant species, bugs and mushrooms. 

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Maddie

Maddie began working at our nursery in spring of 2021. You can find her exploring our houseplant selection, giving soil recommendations,  and making sure every customer is helped with a smile. In her free time she likes to practice her welding skills, and taking care of her plants at home.

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Gerry

His name is Gerry with a G, and has been working with the Garden Spot since 2018. Originally from Southern California, Gerry has been in the nursery business for 30 years and is incredibly knowledgeable about both indoor and outdoor plants. 

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Sarah

Sarah started at the Garden Spot in 2022. An on and off resident of Bellingham, she has spent most of her life travelling around the world; however, Bellingham is definitely her home! Sarah enjoys skiing, her dog and her family and absolutely loves conifers. 

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Heidi

Heidi has been working at Garden Spot for many years and is in charge of behind-the-scenes product ordering and restock. She is a valued member of our team and enjoys . With a passion for sci-fi and a great sense of humor, every conversation is one to remember.

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Johnny

Johnny likes being outdoors, and loves that his job is outside. Calling himself  "The human forklift", He is usually be helping you out with loading up your car, delivering an order to your door, and making you laugh with his jokes at the nursery.  He enjoys helping his mother to take care of her garden. His favorite plants are maples, roses, and his monkey puzzle tree. 

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Dianna

Dianna fell in love with the Garden Spot in Spring 2019. She graduated from from the U.B.C. garden design program in 1998 and was the owner of Scotland Yards for 17 years.  She also created 'The Firewalk',

a show garden for The Northwest Flower & Garden Show.  She has enjoyed this new chapter of her life working in sales and is looking forward to what the future may bring! 

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Debra

Debra has been with Garden Spot since 2002 and the horticulture industry has captured her attention for the last 35 years! Her number 1 job is keeping plants hydrated. She also cashiers, designs, sells plants, creates displays and orders indoor plants. She loves plants, designing with them, and combining her favorites together to create interesting combinations. When not at work, she enjoys family and relaxing.