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The American Society for Horticultural Science Certified Horticulturist (ASHS-CH) professional certification program is the national credential validating the knowledge and skills of working horticultural practitioners in the industry of horticulture.

United States


District of Columbia

Gabriel Bandele, CH 
PO Box 21540 
Washington, DC 20009
301-779-7530
bandele@erols.com


"We are nature (not just a part of it). As horticulturists, we co-create with the plants we work with. We can become stewards of the earth and by assisting others in heightening their awareness and appreciation of our plant/natural environment we can also become part of the much needed solution."


California

Jonathan Sinclair, PhD, CH
Hollister, California
jonathan.sinclair@rocketmail.com

"I graduated with a PhD from Texas A&M University in 2003 and have built on the training I received there ever since in my professional career as a plant breeder. Completing the Certified Horticulture certification has been a good way to maintain a high-quality knowledge base in various other areas of Horticulture as well."


Colorado

Gail McLaughlin, CH
5315 E. Thrill Pl.
Denver, CO 80207
303-883-2693
dragon49fly@hotmail.com


"Testing for and earning the Certified Horticulturist accreditation have provided welcome validation of my professional accomplishments. I am finding that this endorsement opens doors for communication at a new level with other practitioners in the field, and with potential employers."

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David Risley, CH
3540 Holland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
720-382-9903
risley.david@gmail.com

David earned a BS in horticulture from CSU in 2009. He has worked in both retail and wholesale growing operations, and currently is head grower for an indoor specialty crop production facility. He specializes in indoor crop production/technology and urban farming.


Connecticut

Ashley Hansen, CH
3 Strong Rd.
West Granby, CT 06090
860-874-5745
Ashleypc2112@gmail.com


Delaware

Joseph Egolf, CH
6692A Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707


Florida

Angie L. Carroll, CH 
411 Florida Avenue 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
H 954-689-7905
jolie_angie@yahoo.com

Angie Carroll has been a practicing landscape designer for over thirteen years specializing in design/build projects for Homeowner Associations and high end residential clients.

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Debra S. Hughes, CH
2544 1st Street, Apt. 201
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-834-2093
dhughes@edisonfordwinterestates.org


Ms. Hughes is the horticulturist at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL, 13 acres of a historical landscape and museum dedicated to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford who spent winters in the early 1900’s.


Hawaii

David Douglass Owen, CH
PO Box 94
Kapa’a, HI 96746
808-639-1868
DavidBlueApe@yahoo.com


Illinois

Kevin Donnelly, CH 
223 E. Forest Knoll Drive 
Palatine, IL 60074
630-365-1990
edtamias@yahoo.com


As Quality Control supervisor at 
Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies, Inc., he oversees testing and research on horticultural soils for the greenhouse, nursery, landscape, and green roof market. In addition, Donnelly gives educational tours of the facility to customers, students, industry groups and the occasional foreign dignitary.
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Breanne Heath
Growing Home, Inc.
Wood Street Urban Farm
5814 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60636
bheath@growinghomeinc.org
773-434-7144

Breanne has a bachelor's degree in biology and works as a field training specialist at a certified organic farm on the south side of Chicago. There, she teaches people with barriers to employment in agricultural and horticultural techniques, while managing the grounds and a production plot for a family shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry. Breanne also teaches community workshops in growing and food preservation while maintaining her own rooftop farm and chickens in the city.

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Stephanie Stacy, CH
815-530-9577
plantit2@yahoo.com

Stephanie has been in the industry since 1998, starting at a small, family garden center and growing to owning Garden's Gate Garden Center and Landscaping in Ottawa, IL, along with her husband, Dave. In addition, Stephanie teaches classes at Illinois Valley Community College and offers hands-on seminars to adults and children at her garden center.


Iowa

Barbara L. Fuelberth, CH
1607 280th Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
W 712-336-2085; F 712-336-8118
barbf.fergusons@mchsi.com

She received her Master Gardener training and began working at Ferguson's Garden Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa, as a summer job. In 2009, she started full-time at Ferguson's and became Nursery Manager in November of 2010.


Michigan

Mike Belco, CH
1400 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503
mbelco@ruthmott.org
www.applewood.org

Mike is the Integrated Pest Management Specialist at Applewood, the 34 acre C.S. Mott estate in Flint, MI. He performs a wide variety of horticultural duties, including caring for the bowling green, the broadleaf evergreen collection, the foliage shade garden, the hydrangea collection, the apple orchard, and the diversity garden that attracts beneficial insects to the orchard. Environmental stewardship is a top priority for Applewood, and Mike leads the estate’s efforts to promote plant health while respecting nature and the environment. He also presents educational information to visitors and community gardening groups on environmentally friendly gardening practices, landscape plant maintenance and landscape design.

He says, “I’m proud to be a new member of the ASHS Certified Horticulturist group, and look forward to learning more about the organization and how it can help me to share horticultural knowledge with my associates and our visitors.”

www.youtube.com/user/ApplewoodRMF

https://www.facebook.com/ApplewoodEstate

www.ruthmottfoundation.org/applewood/

www.flickr.com/photos/applewoodrmf/sets
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Andrew D. Ewing, CH

1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503
810-396-3100
aewing@ruthmott.org

 Andrew Ewing earned a BS in horticulture from Michigan State University and works as a horticulturist at the Applewood Estate in Flint, MI. Applewood is the 36 acre historic estate of Charles Stewart Mott, a pioneer of the automobile industry.

www.youtube.com/user/ApplewoodRMF

https://www.facebook.com/ApplewoodEstate

www.ruthmottfoundation.org/applewood/

www.flickr.com/photos/applewoodrmf/sets


Missouri

Jody A. Botto, CH
President, Lawn Groomers, Inc.
1909 Gravois Rd
High Ridge, MO 63049
W 636-677-6263; F 636-677-6283
jody@lawngroomersinc.com
http://www.lawngroomersinc.com


Montana

Richard Michael Johnson, CH
PO Box 1238
Plains, MT 59859
W 406-826-3881; F 406-826-5700
michaelj@lawyernursery.com


Continuing professional educational opportunities, accredited by the horticultural industry’s premier national organization, form the basis of his participation and interest in the ASHS certification program.


New Jersey

Adam A. Glas, CH 
361 Bridgeton Pike 
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
610-459-2400
adamglas@yahoo.com
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Matthew F. Sarlo, CH
363 Lloyd Road
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
732-725-2134
MattSarlo@gmail.com
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Glenn White, CH
261 Marigold Ct
Toms River, NJ 08753
908-596-0903
itsgpw@gmail.com

"Becoming an ASHS Certified Horticulturist means a lot to me. It reflects my commitment to the industry and to my customers."
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Damien S. Ball, CH 
908 Borden Avenue 
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
732-581-9312
damiensean@gmail.com


New York

Jeb Stuart-Bullock
Joy of Gardening, Proprietress
Garden Design and Maintenance
Millwood, NY
914-941-13290
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Kim Eierman
2 Deshon Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-9648
kim@ecobeneficial.com
www.ecobeneficial.com
http://www.facebook.com/EcoBeneficial

Kim is an environmental horticulturist specializing in eco-beneficial landscapes and native plants. In addition to consulting with clients on best practices for ecological design and plant selection, she speaks, writes and teaches on these topics. Kim is an instructor at New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is an Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College’s “Go Native U”, administered by the Native Plant Center, and is an active speaker for garden clubs, nature centers, Audubon chapters, and beekeepers.

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James Newman
Floral Park, N.Y.        
HortJim@optimum.net

Following a virtually lifelong interest in gardening and many years working in an unrelated field, Jim Newman graduated from Farmingdale State College with an A.A.S. Degree in Ornamental Horticulture.  He currently works for the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc., a non-profit organization founded to support, enhance and preserve Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, N.Y.  Jim enjoys managing the greenhouse at Clark Garden as well as performing many other and varied tasks needed to support a public garden.  He also enjoys interacting with garden volunteers and visitors to the garden seeking information about the diverse garden plantings.
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Peter Strom
7 Fowler Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
973-580-2248
peterstrom@verizon.net
www.stromhort.com

Peter is the owner of Strom Horticultural Services, a residential fine gardening company. He is an ISA Certified Arborist. He enjoys pruning woody plants as well as design and care of gardens with spring blooming bulbs, perennials and choice annuals. When not in the garden he enjoys hiking in the Hudson Highlands or touring gardens in the U.S. and abroad.

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Ryan Torres
Great Neck, NY
santellir@gmail.com

Ryan Santelli Torres graduated with an A A S from Farmingdale State University in Ornamental Horticulture. She is a Certified Arborist, Pesticide Applicator and Nursery and Landscape Professional. Ryan currently is the horticulturist for the Town of North Hempstead where she is also the director of Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson NY. Ryan also is an educator at the Bronx Botanic Garden in various topics of insect, disease and weed ID and management. Ryan enjoys educating people in landscape design, maintenance and horticulture topics.


Nevada

Andrea Meckley, CH
PO Box 984
Logandale, NV 89021
702-300-4148
Imn2plants@aol.com


North Carolina

Andrew Currin, CH
6410 Wimberly Rd.
Willow Spring, NC 27592
919-868-4014
acurrin@embarqmail.com

"I received my bachelor degree in ornamental horticulture from NC State University. My career is in commercial horticulture and hobbies include organic gardening, beekeeping, and teaching others about organic gardening and beekeeping." 

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Joseph Moore, CH
191 South Valley Stret
Liberty, NC 27298
336-382-9596
jamoore2@ag.ncat.edu

" Becoming a Certified Horticulturist with ASHS is important to me because it validates my skills in the horticulture trade and also shows commitment to my employer." 



Pennsylvania

Robert Joseph Dreisbach, Jr.
4958 Madison Dr.
Brookhaven PA 19015
610-427-9887
rob.dreisbach@live.com

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art, with a concentration in Graphic Design from Salisbury University 1998.  Currently he is a Foreman and Nursery manager for a landscaping installation company in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Joseph M. Egolf, CH
22 West Main Street, #3 
Middletown, PA 17057
302-236-0689
bonsaijme@gmail.com
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Laurice Formato, CH
20 Pennsylvania Ave.
Havertown, PA 19083
215-723-1730
LFormato@comcast.net
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Erin M. Heller, CH
1436 Mt. Joy
Manheim, PA 17545
215-407-7842
AirAndRocks@gmail.com
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Troy Buechel, CH 
127 South Fifth Street, Suite 300 
Quakertown, PA 18951
W 215-529-1280; F 215-529-1289
buet@premiertech.com


"The ASHS Certified Horticulturist title adds credibility to my position with Premier Tech Horticulture's Grower Services Department. The professional greenhouse customers, in whom I deal with, can see my commitment to our industry."


Texas

Jeremiah Davis, CH
(214) 924-0948
 jeremiah@yggcon.com

Jeremiah runs his own tree assessment consultancy – Yggdrasil Consulting – after gaining amenity horticulture experience with the Dallas Arboretum and production arborist experience with the Davey Tree Expert Company. Prior to working outdoors, he was a professional computer programmer for a decade. The transition was a profession / hobby swap after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture from Tarrant County College. In addition to being a CH, he is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist [TX-4114A] and is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

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Kyle Jordan, CH
Houston, Texas
979-595-6778
kj.horticulture@yahoo.com

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Kyle has interests in many different areas of horticulture. Prior to his current position in the landscape department of a home owners/property owners association, he has worked in public gardens, tropical butterfly habitat, a specialty retail nursery and a teaching and research greenhouse. He looks forward to using the Certified Horticulturist program to find ways to reduce the environmental impact of the green industry while employing economically sustainable methods, and re-connecting people with plants in particular and the natural world in general.


Utah

Heidi Kratsch, PhD, CH
1040 N. 130W, Apt. 103
Logan, UT 84341
W 435-797-8124; F 435-797-3376

"This [ASHS Certified Horticulturist designation] reaffirms my commitment to professionalism in horticulture. I hope to inspire my clients and students to become active in professional organizations and to become lifelong learners."


Wisconsin

Richard L. Malchow, CH
1217 E. Gunn Street #6
Appleton, WI 54915
920-362-5644
malchr62@yahoo.com


Wyoming

Michael R. Baldwin
1416 E. Custer St., A
Laramie, Wy, 82070
(509) 885-0027
Grow.Wyo@gmail.com

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Bobbie Jo Holder, CH
Owner Native Elements
2204 Stedman Street
Cody, WY 82414
307-899-1816
elements@tctwest.net
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Andy B. Smith, CH
5520 Pilot Peak Road
Laramie, WY 82070
307-760-9018
flowers@uwyo.edu


International


Saudi Arabia

Raju Manchakkal Thupran, CH
Horticulture Specialist
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
raju.thupran@kaust.edu.sa

Trained in professional golf turf management at Rutgers, and Urban environmental management from WWF. Raju has a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, and a Masters in journalism and mass communication. He has 20 years of diversified work experience in agricultural extension, farming, facilities, desert landscaping, and ornamental horticulture. Author of "The Green Earth", a text book for vocational higher secondary agriculture education. Currently, Raju is Horticulture Specialist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


1018 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.836.4606
Email: webmaster@ashs.org