Join a Team that Makes a Difference for the Interiorscape Industry

We wanted to take an opportunity to showcase the amazing contributors behind the blog content you are reading on this site and extend to them a huge thank you for the thought leadership and effort they are putting into the interiorscape community.

These seven individuals come to us from different backgrounds and offer unique perspective on a variety of topics. We hope you will enjoy getting to know our authors and reading more of their work.

Mark Ostendorf

SXwm3o0YMark is an accredited LEED Green Associate with vast knowledge in environmental science, sustainability, ecology, green infrastructure, and green building. Mark currently volunteers his time as a Grow Native! Committee Member and as a Sierra Club Executive Committee Member and Program Organizer.

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Joe Zazzera

21a1bc6Joe Zazzera is the founding principal of Scottsdale-based Plant Solutions Inc. He sits on the national board of Green Plants for Green Buildings and is chair of their LEED Advocacy Committee. Joe was named Home and Garden Magazine’s 2013 “Master of the Southwest.”

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Suzanne Wainwright-Evans

GraphicsLandingPage-15Suzanne Wainwright-Evans is an Ornamental Entomologist specializing in integrated pest management. Suzanne has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 18 years with a primary focus on biological control and using pesticides properly. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in both Entomology and Environmental Horticulture. She has worked throughout the United States and internationally consulting to greenhouses, nurseries, landscapers and interiorscape companies.

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Sherry Sullivan

Blog Shot 22Sherry has been part of the interiorscape industry for over fifteen years, starting at an entry level job at North Florida’s largest greenhouse and currently owning two horticulture companies. At UMaine, Sherry majored in English where she worked part-time writing scripts for a local college TV studio.

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Clem Cirelli, Jr

ClemHeadshotClem Cirelli, Jr. is a career horticulturist and interiorscaper at Belmont Greenhouses in Belle Mead, New Jersey, with over thirty-five years’ experience in all segments of the green industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rutgers University, has written for Interiorscape Magazine, has spoken at TPIE and the Mid-Atlantic Interior Landscape Conference, and contributes regularly to the industry forums and GreenChat.

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Marlie Graves

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMarlie Graves, known as The Ficus Wrangler, has been keeping plants beautiful, training techs and relating to clients at half a dozen companies for 30 years. She studied creative writing and psychology in college and went on to start an independent film company with her first husband. She decided to focus on plants full time after completing the NYBG Horticulture School interior landscaping course. Marlie is retired and is currently a moderator at Gardening Know How, and is working on a plantcare book based on professional methods.

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Julie Davis-Farrow

 JulieJulie Davis Farrow is the CEO and founder of Plantscapers, Inc, an award winning interior plantscaper company located in Southern California. She is an active member of numerous trade associations, including Green Plants for Green Buildings and is also a registered speaker trained by AIA to present “Authentically Green Interiors: Optimizing Nature’s Design.”

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Are you ready to join this influential group and become the next industry expert? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about how you can write for our existing blog as well as our brand new, highly anticipated industry publication.

Melanie is a plant enthusiast and expert contributor at and Melanie's experience in internet marketing, business management, and horticulture allows her to bring a unique perspective to the community. Melanie received a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University and is the Marketing Director at NewPro Containers.

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