Author Bio

Susan is the Executive Director of Seed Your Future – a national movement to promote horticulture and encourage more young people to pursue careers working with plants. She joined Seed Your Future in 2016 and brings with her more than twenty-five years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. For most of her career, she has worked with organizations that focus on youth development and providing children, youth and families with opportunities to grow and thrive. She is passionate about the outdoors and the positive impact it can have on physical and emotional health. She is dedicated to finding more opportunities to move the traditional classroom outside, thus providing youth with the opportunity to learn about — and in — the natural world. An avid outdoorswoman and gardener, her personal motto is "Think Outside – No Box Required." About Seed Your Future Seed Your Future is a national movement to promote horticulture and inspire people to pursue careers working with plants. Supported by more than 150 partner organizations, we envision a U.S. where everyone understands and values the importance of plants and the people who work in the art, science, technology and business of horticulture. For information, visit us at Can’t find enough qualified candidates for your open positions?  You’re not alone – it’s an unfortunate phenomenon across the horticulture industry. There’s been a declining interest in plant-based jobs for at least a decade?  Why – and what can you (and we) do about it?  Join this lively session to learn more about what research has told us we need to do if we want to reconnect our career pipeline.