Peter joined the Millcreek team at the beginning of 2017 as the Section Grower for our Quart Perennial program. Peter brought a well-rounded skill set that he had acquired at previous green industry jobs in different states throughout the US earlier in his career. As Section Grower, his responsibilities included regular plant care and maintenance, maintaining plant availability, ensuring crop health, and overseeing work crews throughout the year.
In November 2019, Peter was promoted to Growing Operations Head Grower & Supervisor. In his new role, Peter will continue to grow the Quart Perennials and will also support our Growing Operations Manager in the areas of planning and goal setting, day-to-day operations, resource allocation, staff hiring and development. We are excited to have him work with all of our Section Growers across all departments to offer leadership, support, and to continue to develop our team of growers.
Peter’s earlier work experience in the ornamental horticulture industry began with order fulfillment in 2008 where he quickly realized that he liked working with plants. His first job as a Grower was in Washington for Smith Gardens growing annuals and perennials. He took a few courses in horticulture at Edmonds Community College while working to help complement what he was learning at work. From there he has worked in Michigan and Ohio growing a wide variety of plants in both propagation and finished production. Peter was born and raised in central Ohio and attended Ohio University.
When Peter is not at work he enjoys photography, listening to music, and trivia. He is an avid movie watcher as well as a big fan of Ohio State University athletics.