Staff

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Jerry Faulring - Owner and Grower

Jerry started his career in 1970 after earning a B.S. Agronomy degree from Purdue, first working at Summit Hall Turf Farm in Gaithersburg, MD. In 1973 he co-founded what became a five state regional lawn service called Hydro Lawn based in Gaithersburg. In 1990 he started his nursery production career with 25 acres known as River Farm Nursery. The land for Waverly Farm was purchased in 1996 with planting begun in 1997. His responsibilities today include propagation, all aspects of field production, a broad interest in improving nursery production through many research initiatives, and various administrative activities. He says he is a businessman first who just happens to be growing plants, but his love of agriculture generally and enjoyment gained through the production of ornamental plants suggests he is a grower first.

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Jessica Ahrweiler - Sales and Marketing

Jessica received a B.S. of Horticulture with a focus on Business Production and a minor in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation she came to Waverly Farm and is currently the Sales and Marketing manager. She would be glad to geek out about anything �plants� with you! She also has three very fluffy kitties that she adopted from the farm and brings to work with her: Starbuck, Boomer, and Helo.

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Tiffany Shorten - Shipping and Accounting

Tiffany comes from an experienced background of work including a local sod grower and nursery retail outfit. She brings with her her dogs, Jedd, Julie and Roscoe. With an Associates in Business Administration, she is currently working towards earning a Bachelors Degree in Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She has a small farmette and teaches horseback riding lessons on the weekends.