We welcome Mike to his new role as Account Manager and Sales Office Supervisor as of November 2022! We are excited for him in this new position and eager for him to connect and build relationships with our amazing customers.
Mike has been with Millcreek since the summer of 2013, originally joining our team as an intern and shortly after completed his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University where he majored in Sustainable Plant Systems, with specialization in Horticulture. He joined our team full-time in the spring of 2014 as a Coordinator working primarily with our PRO #1 Perennials. In spring 2015, he was promoted to Section Grower in PRO #1 Perennials and Stepables®.
In the fall of 2016, Mike transitioned to Section Grower in Propagation. His job responsibilities include propagating perennial, herb, and succulent starter material and managing the cultural and growing requirements of all plants in our propagation area. Additionally, he works alongside the perennial and herb section growers to develop crop recipes, schedules, and production plans and secures plant material and supplies for our propagation area. He produces over 600,000 plants a year and is constantly improving our quality and processes through his innovation, energy, and enthusiasm.
Mike also spent 6 1/2 years as our our Safety Coordinator where his responsibilities included Safety Training and onboarding of our year-round and seasonal staff and also maintaining our safety program including reporting and compliance.
A native of Wisconsin, Mike developed his passion for plants through countless outdoor excursions and family camping trips. In his spare time Mike enjoys hobbies such as hiking, biking, cooking, visiting botanical gardens and photography.