NORTHWEST: WHOLESALE DIVISION
Theresa comes to us with over 30 years’ experience in financial and business management. She has worked in both corporate and small business settings. Having grown up helping in her family’s business, and having owned a business herself, the family-run operation is where she is happiest and feels most at home. She states, “I love having my finger on the pulse of every aspect of the organization and the sense of unity that creates. I am very excited to be a part of Foertmeyer Northwest and know that we will continue to grow in our products and services to our customers.” When Theresa is not working, she is enjoying her family, friends, and the outdoors.
We are fortunate to have a leader like Mark. His vision of “Premier Greenhouses” being these interactive, fun, educational locations that develop a following of dedicated customers, and not just a smaller version of a “Box Store” that sells plants, is inspiring and contagious He has an amazing talent in being able to see what “can be”, and not just “what is”. Mark is driven to bring these ideas to others because he loves this industry. He encourages all of us to be creative, take ownership, and have a place at the table. He is the reason we thrive.
Originally from the Toledo area, Lyndsey graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Horticulture and Crop Science focusing on Floriculture. We are fortunate to have Lyndsey on our team as she is a person of many talents. Her ability to see Mark’s vision for each season and map that out into a workable production plan, to inspire and direct her grower team, and her knowledge and passion is why Foertmeyer plants are the quality they are. She is happily married to her husband, Ronnie, with three children: Jackson, Christian, and Grace.
Duane has over 30 years’ experience at this location and is invaluable at organizing the team that keeps our facility running inside and out. When we want to reorganize, restructure, or rebuild any area of our greenhouses, Duane is the guy that gets the job done. He never has a bad day and helps everywhere he can.
Greenhouse Labor Supervisor
Ageda Medina, known by all here as Yaya, is our Greenhouse Labor Supervisor. Yaya has 22 years’ experience and has worked her way up from a seasonal worker to the position she holds today. She is a tremendous asset to our organization, managing a workforce of over 30 people. Yaya says she loves her job! When not working, Yaya loves spending time with her best friend and her fur babies, Lady, Dallas, Luna, and Lola.
Chris is our Logistics Manager. He comes to us with over 13 years’ experience in the transportation industry and loves the problem-solving challenges that comes with it. Born in West Virginia, raised in Kentucky, and settled in Ohio since 2002. Chris is married with two sons and enjoys the outdoors, sports, and most importantly, spending time with my family.
Wholesale Sales and Marketing
Always effervescent, Tiffany’s energy and creativity, paired with her drive, is the winning combination that ensures our customer’s get the best of our products to fit their individual needs.
Our Grower Team
Our customers tell us the quality and beauty of our plants is amazing. This is the passionate and dedicated team that orchestrates that. They LOVE what they do, and it shows in our products. We are grateful for the care they put into their craft! Pictured L to R: Deanna Borck, Assistant; Ariel Davenport, Grower; Lyndsey Rico, Head Grower; Beth Hahn, Grower; Joe Stasa, Grower/IP Manager.
Our Maintenance Team
With over 14 acres under glass, and almost 42 acres total, these men never stop!It takes a lot of equipment to run an operation this size and a knowledge of every skilled trade there is. It is a 24/7 commitment to our organization. These men keep us going forward every single day. Our gratitude is immeasurable.Pictured L to R:Kyle Ward, John Natter, Duane DeLeon, Frank Wurns (not pictured).
Our Greenhouse Team
Watching these people “make the magic happen” is a thing of beauty. Like bees in a hive, they seamlessly work through their days, anticipating every move, every need. Dedicated, conscientious, pleasant, and hardworking, they are a blessing, and we would not be who we are without them!
Pictured Center: Kathleen Fox, Ageda Medina, Juan Aguilar (not visible) surrounded by the Manzana Workforce.
Lovable Violet keeps us all smiling. She reminds us all we are family. Working long hours together, sharing our highs and lows, frustrations and successes. We are fortunate to enjoy what we do and who we do it with. We hope our customers see that with each of our plants, and hope their customers see that when they have the same joy growing our plants as we did.