Where did you grow up?
Salt Lake City, Utah
Which classes do you teach?
PWS 112 Floral Design and PWS 213 Interior Plants and Landscapes
What is your education/experience?
B.S. in Horticulture, BYU. Juris Doctor, University of Utah.
If you were a plant, what plant would you be and why?
A daffodil. They are cheerful and always turn their faces to the sun.
Rock and Roll: Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin/ Classical: Sleeper's Awake Johan Sebastian Bach
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Rom Com: Moonstruck/ Period: Pride and Prejudice/ Drama: Shine/ Musical: Phantom of the Opera/ Action: Rocky
Two snails were sitting on a turtle's back. What did the one snail say to the other when the turtle started to move? HANG ON!
Breukelyn, Netherlands, my father's birthplace
Why should someone be a Plant & Landscape System's major?
There is peace and solace in working with living plants, even when making money doing so. These two virtues are rare in the modern workplace.
What is the best part of our program?
The internships that segue into well-paying jobs.
A recent adventure:
I traveled to Monet's Gardens in Giverny, France and saw his private collection of paintings on his walls.
A favorite quote:
"Stay gold, Pony Boy".