I grew up in Holland and am a fourth generation flower farmer. I made my way to the United States in 1983 where I started to work at a small flower farm in Oregon. I moved to Arcata,California in 1984 and established the first ever year round tulip and lily Dutch glass greenhouse in Humboldt county. During this time I rose through the ranks, from greenhouse manager to general manager. In the early 1990's, with two partners I purchased the Arcata farm and established Sun Valley Floral Farms. We added our first farm in Willow Creek in 1999 and in 2001 we continued to expand our farm operations to Oxnard, California and St. Catharines,Ontario. Today I continue to stay true to my farmer roots and I still walk the greenhouses often inspecting our renown lilies, tulips and Iris.I continue to lead the team with the passion,optimism and positivity.
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