McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture have announced two hires for their organization in a press release.
Allison Pennell is a sales representative for McHutchison in Oregon and possesses a strong horticulture background. She earned her BS degree with an emphasis on environmental studies from Oregon State University, an AA degree in horticulture from Linn-Benton Community College and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist from the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association (WSNLA). Her previous industry experience includes working most recently with horticulture accounts, independent garden centers, landscapers and wholesale growers at Everbearing Services. She was the development director of the Oregon Garden Foundation, an 80-acre nonprofit botanical display garden created for public education in Silverton, Ore. before that. And Pennell managed production and sales at the Oregon Association of Nurseries for the Farwest Nursery and Greenhouse Tradeshow prior to that.
Lauren Hill is a sales representative for Vaughan’s Horticulture in North Carolina and has an extensive horticulture background. She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture from Clemson University. Her most recent role was as an agent for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension of NC State University, where she consulted for consumer and commercial clients including ornamental production. Prior to that, she was a horticulturalist for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, N.C., where she maintained nine acres of ornamental gardens, managed volunteers and provided tours, classes and presentations for visitors of the community. Hill also worked as a horticulturalist for Historic Columbia in Columbia, S.C. where she cared for 14 acres of gardens including seasonal designs and garden management. She interned before that with famed grower Regina Coronado at Stacy’s Greenhouses (now Metrolina Greenhouses) in North Carolina.