Summertime is finally here, and the Greenhouse Education Center (GEC) is back in gear! For those of you who don’t know the Greenhouse Education Center is basically like a reality TV show that is my reality for the summer. I can already imagine the commercials for it in my head (TV announcer voice): “In a world, where five amazing strangers are on a mission to travel across North America, with only one goal in mind; to spread knowledge on constantly flavorful, exceptional quality, and extremely sustainable greenhouse-grown produce. Season 3 of the GEC returns this summer, only on NF TV”.
With a new team and some new locations, this summer is looking to be one for the books. This year’s team is much like our TOMZ® Tomatoes: we are a great variety of individuals who all have our own specialties and backgrounds but still come together perfectly. We’re like a perfect pint of the TOMZ® Mixed Medley.
Now, who is this impeccable team I keep referring to, you might ask? That would be Tyler St. P, Zak B, Bryn P, Steph M, and myself, Jack H. These young, knowledgeable students were hand-picked by our amazing Marketing Staff at NatureFresh™.
First one out of the cluster is Tyler St. P, AKA T.S.P. Tyler is considered the old man out of the group due to being the eldest male. This-son-of-a kindergarten teacher excels at teaching kids about living and eating healthy. With a business background, T.S.P. knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to social media marketing and that’s why he’s in charge of our GEC social media pages – be sure to give them a follow (@naturefreshgec).
Up next is my roommate for the summer, Mr. Zak B. Zak is our main media man for the trailer as he’s versatile in digital photography, videography, vlog cameras, go pros, time lapses, and so much more – he has amazing talents that benefit the trailer in so many ways. Aside from the tech game, Zak is beyond well-trained when it comes to the farm. Zak has done everything from working as a bug scout, to planting, to picking, to packing, to shipping. If it’s a job at the farm, he has for sure been there, done that.
Following Zak is Bio-Med, Bryn P. Why bio-med you might ask? Because that’s what she’s studying silly (yes, she’s that smart). Now another question you may be asking yourself is if she’s studying that in school, why this job? It’s because she was tired of making sandwiches and was going to work in the farm for NatureFresh™ until she decided to shoot her shot in Marketing. Now, if your done underestimating Bryn and her uncanny talents, there will be no further questions, just statements. Bryn never steps outside without her famous blue framed sunglasses. Bryn is always the first one up and ready to head to work. And finally: Bryn has the ability to make anything fun, which is key for this summer.
Following Bryn is our other home girl, Steph M. Despite Steph’s innocent personality, don’t let her fool you – she is the queen of hip hop when it comes to playing music in the van. “Cardi B and 50 Cent are my parents” – a direct quote from Steph. Music aside, Steph is the “Mom” of the group and is always looking out for us and checking if we all have sunscreen on, or if we’re getting enough water throughout the day. Steph has worked in greenhouses before and her knowledge shows in a glowing way. Steph is extremely personable and has the ability to engage in conversation with anyone, old or young.
So, there you have it the 2018 Greenhouse Education Center team… no wait, who am I forgetting? Oh yes, my bad, yours truly: Jack H. I am an experienced Marketing Coordinator at NatureFresh™ and have done everything from managing warehouses, to helping with photoshoots, to overseeing analytics. Personally, my favorite experience was being a hand model. I was trained by Herman F. (that red head guy from a lot of our videos on our website) – in his bio last year, he was described to be “Forgetful and yet always on top of things” and I seemed to have taken on this trait. I’m quick to answer a question, find out where to go via Google Maps, and always be there to lend a helping hand to my fellow coworkers. Switching from Drama Education at University to Greenhouse Education for the summer has been a great transition, and NatureFresh™ made everything that much easier.
With all these outstanding brand ambassadors, I’m sincerely honored to have the opportunity to work with such personalities. With an amazing job and a beyond-amazing staff, there aren’t enough words to describe my positive feeling for the summer.
P.S. Pete: that was a small sales pitch about NF TV – I say let’s make it happen