Natalie is rooted in horticulture. When she was 6-years old her family moved to a farmhouse on 40 acres in mid-Michigan. This house was unique in that it had a full-sized glass greenhouse in the side yard – so of course her mother started a small seasonal business selling spring bedding plants, which quickly turned into a full service flower shop. Natalie grew up working in that shop – learning floral design and customer service; skills she’d take with her to college where she continued in the floral industry as she earned her degree in theatrical performance. So how does one combine a theatre degree and a lifetime immersed in horticulture? Now marketing specialist for Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrubs, Natalie can tell you that the communication skills she has learned in the theatre help her to express herself clearly and more confidently when talking to large groups about one of her favorite subjects…gardening.