Ben serves as Executive Vice President and oversees Legislative & Regulatory Affairs. Ben is also FNGLA's Spokesperson and the liaison to FNGLA's Divisions.
Linda provides senior management of FNGLA's tradeshows and convention. Linda also serves as FNGLA's official historian.
Eddie joined the FNGLA team in 1994 and manages FNGLA's financial operations. Raised in Guyana, South America, Eddie came to the U.S. in the 70's and attended high school and college in New York. Eddie enjoys gardening on the weekends.
Kate manages FNGLA's social media profiles, content management system, and digital assets and works closely with FNGLA's Education and Career Development departments to strategically advance their efforts. Kate holds a Master's degree in Global Strategic Communication and Bachelor of Science degree in Magazine Journalism from the University of Florida, and is certified in Advanced Google Analytics.
Merry joined the FNGLA family in 1994 and manages FNGLA's five professional certifications. Merry is a University of Florida graduate having earned her B.S. in Journalism. Merry is an excellent marksman and a foodie.
Linda joined FNGLA's staff in 1993. She manages FNGLA's development and delivery of educational programs and is the administrator for the National Horticulture Foundation (NHF). Linda was born and raised in Wisconsin and earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin.
Sabrina began her FNGLA career in 1986. She was born in Joplin, Missouri and is a graduate of Flagler College where she earned a B.A. in English. Sabrina works with FNGLA's trade show exhibitors. She enjoys sports, travel and really LOUD music.
A fifth-generation Central Floridian, Billy is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with degrees in both Marketing and Horticulture. Billy comes to FNGLA with a wealth of industry experience stemming back nearly 20 years as a foliage and woody grower and sales professional. Billy is tasked with managing FNGLA's relationships with members, exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers. On days he is not out at the local theme parks with his wife and two kids, he can be found in the kitchen or behind a grill.
Wayne joined the FNGLA team in 2004. He is responsible for FNGLA's information technology operations. Wayne earned degrees in Electronics/Computer Technology and Business from Florida Technical College. Wayne enjoys edible gardening, is an excellent cook and a tried and true family man.
Toni started with FNGLA in 2005. Raised in Missouri, Toni graduated from Missouri Western State University with a B.S. in Management. She coordinates FNGLA's financial accounts and invoicing. Toni enjoys vacationing in the Hawaiian islands with her husband. She's also a proud cat momma.
A Seinfeld buff, U'Landa is FNGLA's most recent staff addition and is at the helm of the front reception area serving as Administrative Assistant. She assists staff with various projects, processes certification and membership renewals and is most often the friendly voice when you call the FNGLA offices. She enjoys attending comedy shows and spending time with her children.