Agriculture and natural resource management has been a passion of mine for many years. I grew up in Brunswick County, located on the coast of southeastern North Carolina nestled in the Cape Fear region. Like many traditional agriculture families in the area, my family conventionally produced tobacco, corn, and soybeans.
I moved to Virginia in 1998, and started to work in the floriculture industry. I attended Virginia Tech, earning a B.S. in Horticulture and finishing with a graduate degree in Agricultural and Extension Education. I’ve worked in the greenhouse/nursery industry for most of my professional career, while teaching part time in the Horticulture/Turf department of a local community college.
I'm very happy to be a part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension team.