As a kid growing up in Michigan, I hated gardening and weeding. That all changed when I moved to California and had my own yard and garden. My professional experience started when my wife and I moved to the Olympia area in 1983 and I started working at Briggs Nursery. For 18 years, I learned an amazing amount of information from working with fellow employees, nurseries, and landscapers. I also became a Washington Certified Nursery Professional by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. When Briggs Nursery moved to the Elma area, I joined The Barn Nursery team and for the last 11 years have had an enjoyable and rewarding experience working with all of you. I do now both enjoy gardening and find weeding a therapeutic experience.