Education and Background

Graduate of Temple University, Suma Cum Laude, 1985 — Horticulture A.S.


36 years as a public garden Horticulturist for the Philadelphia Zoo

Graduate of Fast Trac New Venture — Entrepreneurship Program, Womens Business Development Center, Philadelphia, PA

June, 2008 — present, Poison Ivy Horticulturist business Owner, 300 clients including Paramount Pictures

June, 2010 and June, 2011 — Taught course on nuisance plants for Environmental & Public Health — NJ State Health Inspectors at Rutgers University

Certified & Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator in four states


Commonwealth of PA — Dept. of Agriculture Health & Safety Division:
Pesticide Business License & Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator

State of New Jersey — Department of Environmental Protection: Pesticide Applicator Business & Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator

State of Delaware — Dept. of Agriculture Division of Consumer Protection Pesticides Compliance Section: Pesticide Business License & Pest Control Applicator Certification