Heather’s love of native plants comes through when helping people choose plants for their gardens or designing a custom mix. She wants her work to give her an excuse to think about plants all day and is thrilled that it does. When not at work, she and her dog Zeppelin visit parks and natural areas throughout the driftless area and northern Illinois finding plants in their natural habitat and seeing how they interact with their environments. Always looking to learn more, she enjoys working with customers to troubleshoot site management issues whether they’re preparing the land for planting or developing a long-term management plan. She makes further use of her problem-solving skills in her behind the scenes work updating the website and assisting customers who encounter technical difficulties.
At home, she nurtures an odd collection of house plants including pomegranates, mangoes, Ecuadorian peppers, and a pineapple. She must carefully guard these from her cat Willow who wants to devour every plant in his reach. Heather also spends a lot of time in the kitchen with her boyfriend making curries, testing candy recipes, and baking bread.
Hometown Roots: Marengo, IL
Favorite Native Plant: Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)
Secret Skill: Juggling
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