Nursery staff at volunteering at Food Bank of Northern Indiana - Dec 2017

Key Personnel

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Mark O'Brien - Nursery Operations Manager

Mark has more than 30 years of business and management experience, and 15 years in the native plant industry. He oversees the nursery team responsible for plant and seed production, quality assurance, and customer satisfaction.

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Joel Fisher - Production Manager

Joel has built his professional career around Ag retail and Agronomy for the past 22 years, and joined the Cardno team in June of 2017. As the Production Manager, he is responsible for the day to day operations for production, invasive control, implementing new production species, and managing the inputs used in the production. Joel also oversees live plug production in our greenhouses and  is the assistant manager of Nursery Operations. In the off time, Joel enjoys spending his time outdoors with his sons and shooting competitive archery. He is also a varsity baseball coach.  Joel has a deep respect for the business that Cardno provides and the vision of the company and looks forward to the success and growth for both him and the company.

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Jason Fritz - Sales Manager

Jason provides primary support for sales and client satisfaction, managing the rapid-response estimating program. He is also the primary point-of-contact regarding project specification. Jason has worked with native plant species for more than 15 years.

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Bob Allison - Seed Collection Manager

Bob manages custom seed collection, seed cleaning, and quality control. With Cardno since 1996, he also provides ecological consulting, site inspections, botanical inventories, and specification reviews for restoration projects.

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Mary Wojcik - Plant Production Manager

Mary oversees containerized production of prairie, wetland, and woodland species. She has over a decade of experience growing native plants as part of our production team, and a year of inside sales experience. Mary has also worked in the field with our restoration services team on several projects over the course of her career. 

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MacKenzie Farkas - Shipping Manager

MacKenzie oversees product quality assurance and shipping and receiving. She has more than 10 years of customer service experience.

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Barb Johnson - Project Assistant

Barb has been with the nursery for more than 10 years and handles all order processing and invoicing. She also provides general administrative support for purchasing, order processing, and human resources..

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