Our Staff

Our Staff

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Horticulture Technologist

I was born in Innisfail, AB and raised on a farm between Spruceview and Caroline. We grew most of our own food, so weeding a two acre garden started me towards my horticulture background.

I graduated from the Olds College Horticulture program in 2005. I have spent the majority of my career working in the greenhouse industry. I have always enjoyed growing any type of plants, it is amazing to watch them grow from seed to maturity. Plants are a lot like our children, with a little love and nurturing you can have an amazing garden, indoors or outside.

Sharon Vierboom

Sharon Vierboom

Co-owner / Office Manager

I was born in Medicine Hat, AB and relocated to Central Alberta in the fourth grade. Graduated high school in Rocky Mountain House and upgraded some office courses at the Brooks Campus of Medicine Hat College.

I retired in October 2017 after 31 years of office administration with the Alberta Government, the last 16 having been with Alberta Health Services.

My current role at the store is ordering of goods / supplies and accounting.

DenniesVierboom

DenniesVierboom

Co-owner / General Manager

I was born in Drumheller, AB but grew up in the Castor area. Out of high school I worked the oil patch for ten years. Discouraged with the manic depressive work schedule, I started and completed my plumber’s ticket.

Following that I achieved my refrigeration / air conditioning red seal. This combined with my passion for gardening has opened a unique business opportunity.

Ender

Ender

Social Media / Marketing Tech

Ender was born in BC and has been in Alberta since 2001. He enjoys playing Magic the gathering and watching obscure Japanese movies.

He loves animals and is an avid fan and occasional breeder of exotic pets like bearded dragons, corn snakes, and rose-hair tarantulas.

Ender likes to spend his free time working out, socializing with friends, designing Hydroponic systems or reading, and can usually be found with either a cat or dog close by.

He has 5 sisters and no biological brothers and is the eldest. His favorite movie is the Count of Monte Christo, and he listens to a lot of Maynard James Keenan

Ender has been doing Social media marketing and digital marketing since 2015 and has taught both digital marketing and SEO to both companies and individuals for a few years.

He is bringing his years of sales knowledge as well as his marketing expertise to the team and can generally be found snapping pictures of products, or pestering Dennies about stylistic direction.

He may be a little shy in person, but he loves to be of assistance, so feel free to ask him any questions you may have if you see him around.

You can also message the store on one of our social media platforms and he will probably be the one chatting with you.