Laura Robles ∼ Breakout Session Speaker

Laura Robles is a Regional Product Manager for Walters Gardens, Inc. in Zeeland, MI.  Laura oversees sales in the Mid-Atlantic states, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and western New York; and she is also responsible for managing the trialing program sent out to customers.  She was previously the Trials Manager for Walters Gardens, where she managed container trialing of new varieties and production methods, as well as finished production for shows and events.  Prior to coming to Walters Gardens, she was with Neal Mast Greenhouses and Mast Young Plants, where she managed the R&D department.  Laura has been involved in the horticulture industry for over 20 years; in various aspects including retail, public gardening, growing and research, and now sales and technical support.  She received a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a B.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University, and is an alumnus of the Greenhouse Product News 40 Under 40 Class of 2013.