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went to the University of Washington in Seattle after finishing high school in 1983. I started a biology track while exploring liberal arts courses eventually settling on anthropology. My research interest was in Pacific Northwest native peoples' art and culture. During this time I volunteered with the curator at Seattle Art Museum and worked as a sales manager in art galleries in the Seattle area setting up artist exhibitions. This helped pay my expenses during college and for a few years after graduation. After a while I decided that I needed to connect with something that truly mattered to me. I was interested in plants, [so] I looked into the two year horticulture program at Edmunds Community College. They had great instructors who were passionate about horticulture, such as [internationally known plant explorer/owner of Heronswood Nursery] Dan Hinckley.
farm animals. My parents were self employed artists. Until I was around thirteen years old, my parents would pack me and my brother into the back of their Bronco and we crisscrossed the United States tent camping along the way and selling their wares at craft shows. I have visited every state, except for Hawaii and Alaska. I would say that these travel experiences taught me how human diversity can bridge cultures. This country has different regions with what you might call "mini cultures.
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RM: After I got my associate's degree in horticulture I completed an internship at this new public garden with Richard Hartlage as the new director and one full time gardener. This had been a private garden planted with native plant communities that grow in the Seattle region, designed with an Asian influence. It was small enough that I was able to work in all areas. During this internship, and while working on my horticulture degree, I worked as a self employed gardener doing maintenance and Womens Air Max Plus design. RM: Plant records data, an image library, plant identification, plant propagation, and cultivation. Then it was time for me to focus on a specific area in public horticulture. I started to ask myself the question, "Where do I fit in?" At Wisley Gardens in England I completed a yearlong "practicum" rotating through five areas: glasshouse, curatorial office, wild garden, trials garden, and rock garden/alpine house. I spent my stipend traveling all over England, Scotland, and Wales visiting gardens. RM: I completed Womens Air Max Pink
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