Robert and Judy Hotchkiss operate Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn in Mountain City, Tennessee.
“I had worked in trucking and took a two week career-development course to learn what I wanted to do when I grow up. The trucking experience is useful. Turns out moving plants isn’t about the plants, it’s about the trucks. How many plants will fit in a particular truck? Do you need a thermal blanket for a shipment back east?
“The people I get to work with in horticulture really make a difference; I found my tribe.”
Dawn is a garden writer and speaker who provides marketing support at UpShoot, a horticulture marketing firm. She handles traditional marketing, event coordination, new media, and more.
Bill maintains a stock library of nature photos with an emphasis on images of plants and insects. He is a columnist with Horticulture Magazine and he contributes to several others. He recently published the children’s book “Minnesota Bug Hunt” with the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
“Being involved with garden communicators through GWA helps sharpen my skills as a landscape designer.”
Jan Lowery is a landscape designer whose company, Second Nature, is in Springfield, Virginia.