Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and Marty Grunder! Inc. have partnered with NALP’s Foundation to provide scholarships to four landscape and horticulture students to send them to the Grow Conference. Grunder is joining NALP’s Foundation Board of Directors in May 2017. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing professional careers in the landscape industry.
The students who received the scholarships include:
Jillian Brockmeyer was born and raised in southwest Ohio. Being passionate about the environment and nature, Cincinnati State’s horticulture program was a natural fit. She will graduate in Spring 2017, majoring in Sustainable Horticulture and Landscape Horticulture. Jillian is currently working in the horticulture department at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. In her free time, Jillian likes to go on hikes and grow plants. She is enthusiastic about the industry and eager to grow within it.
Brett Carmean is a sophomore studying horticulture at Auburn University. He has always loved meandering through beautiful gardens and landscapes as well as getting his hands dirty to enhancing those landscapes. Although a Maryland native, he chose Auburn in pursuit of a school that would provide him with the most educational and professional opportunities. He has always had a strong desire to do high end residential landscape installations, but is very passionate about all of the other opportunities available within the green industry.
Zac Gordon is from Piqua Ohio and lives with his mother Shelly, father James and younger sister Samantha. He is a student at the Upper Valley Career Center enrolled in the Landscape Management lab. He is an FFA member and the Chapter Treasurer. He hopes to attend college at The Ohio State University majoring in Turfgrass Science. After College, his dream is to be able to take ownership of his family’s lawn and grounds care business when my father retires.
Camille Werner was raised in Idaho on a small farm. She is currently a junior studying horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho. While doing an internship with Bailey Nurseries in Oregon Camille fell in love with wholesale production and wants to be a grower after graduation. Camille originally became interested in horticulture while competing in the Nursery/Landscape competition for FFA during high school. In her spare time Camille enjoys riding her horse, hiking, reading, and playing with plants.