Jessica is an avid gardener that has spent her entire life in the horticulture industry. Growing up in a small garden center in Northern Michigan, she fast learned the value of hard work and in the process, was bitten by the plant bug! Passionate about people and plants, Jessica is an industry veteran with prior work in sales and marketing for Benary Seed Company, C. Raker and Sons, and Walters Gardens. She holds a master’s degree in horticulture from Michigan State University. In her new role at Proven Winners, Jessica specifically focuses on the needs of independent garden centers, creating partnerships and building innovative programs to support this vital segment of our industry.