Property Care Manager
Jen graduated from Mary Baldwin College with a B.A. in Biology with the intention of working in the medical field. A move to Atlanta in October of 1996 introduced her to landscape crews installing seasonal color beds all over the City and got her interested in researching jobs in the landscape industry. After working 3 years with a couple of local landscape companies, she started her own garden design, installation & maintenance business, which she operated for 16 years. During this time, Jen volunteered with the Garden Essential Maintenance (GEM) program at Atlanta Botanical Gardens (2002-2015) and completed her Georgia Master Gardener certificate (2004). Working as an account manager with another local landscape company for the last 5 years, as well as completing her Georgia Certified Plant Professional certificate (2016), has given her the experience and knowledge to continue her enjoyment of working outdoors, designing & improving landscapes and creating relationships with customers at Plants Creative.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, attending music concerts/festivals, taking her dogs to the river for kayak floats and hikes, biking on the Beltline, swimming, volunteering, visiting family back home in Virginia and traveling (some of her favorite trips include Costa Rica, Africa, Turks & Caicos, Peru and Thailand--to name just a few!).