“If someone would have told me five years ago that I would be working so closely with bugs and bees, I would have laughed!”
When Ashley M. started her journey with our Delta, OH-based team, she was eager to learn and excited to work for a new company in her hometown. When she first applied to work at NatureFresh™, the greenhouse was still under construction, so over the past five years, Ashley has seen us grow from the ground up!
One of the job postings that first piqued Ashley’s interest was a Biological Scout position: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, so of course that job interested me. When I was first interviewed, I expressed my interest in the Biological Scout position, and four months after I started, a Scouting position opened up and it was offered to me. I absolutely love my job as a Scout/Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Supervisor!”
Ashley loves that working at NatureFresh™ means continuous learning: “There are always new opportunities to learn about the plants and operations of the greenhouse. Most people don’t realize how much goes into the greenhouse operation, so it is so cool to learn and see each aspect of it every day!”
Spending time with family and friends is very important to Ashley, and with her wedding scheduled for June, she spends most of her free time nowadays in full planning mode!
It’s up to Ashley to coordinate with the Scouts from each greenhouse to monitor our pest and disease pressure, enforce new strategies to keep those pests and diseases under control, and keep the team knowledgeable about the pests and diseases to ensure early detection. Ashley is one of the #GrowToPeople!