Here's some of the great folks that work at Wilson Bros Gardens. We think if you asked any of them they'd say it's not "work" we do, but play!
Spencer Young - General Manager
A long-term friend of the Wilson brothers, Spencer joined the Wilson Bros team in 2008. Before coming on board, Spencer managed several e-commerce websites in the state of Florida. These days, Spencer has his hands and mind into almost every aspect of the company, however, his primary focuses are on website management, shipping, and customer service. If you contact Wilson Bros Gardens with a question or comment, don't be surprised if Spencer answers the phone or your email. Spencer loves nothing more than to assist customers by answering any questions regarding plants and orders, and everything that entails. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Spencer hiking and snowskiing in the mountains, fishing in Florida, working in his own landscape, and building unusual things from wood and other natural resources. He is an amazing craftsman! Spencer was born in Washington, D.C. and now lives with his two dogs right across the road from the Nursery in McDonough, Georgia. Ladies, he's single and available!
Brent Wilson - Co-Founder
Brent, along with his twin brother Brooks, is co-founder of Wilson Bros Gardens. They opened the nursery operations in 1989 in McDonough, GA, after having spent a decade in the landscape design-build business serving clients in metro Atlanta area. These days, Brent oversees all internet operations for the business, including site development, email newsletters, and everything else marketing. He is an avid gardener and plant enthusiast who is always looking for that next new plant to grow and trial in his own gardens, which contains over 3,500 varieties of plants and trees. Brent is a major contributor of the detailed information you'll find on Wilson Bros Gardens. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Brent working in his gardens, on the golf course, or onshore, pier, or flats fishing in Florida. He is also a voracious reader, reading 50 or more books a year on topics ranging from gardening, to science, to fiction novels. Brent was born in Terra Haute Indiana and now resides with his two kids (chihuahuas Joey and Lucy) about a mile from the Nursery in McDonough, GA.
Brooks Wilson Co-Founder
Brooks is co-founder of Wilson Bros Gardens. Brooks oversees all operations at the nursery and contributes heavily to the Internet operations. Around the nursery, his primary focus is on paying close attention to the details of plant care and organization. He is an absolute perfectionist who spends a good deal of time browsing the nursery inspecting to ensure that each and every plant is in optimum health before it is shipped. Brooks is a major contributor of the detailed information you'll find on the website. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Brooks in his own gardens planting every new plant that comes out on the market. You'll also find him on the golf course, fishing, or hanging out in the north Georgia mountains. Brooks was born in Terra Haute Indiana and now resides about 2 miles from the Nursery in McDonough, Georgia with his wife Jennifer, and his dog Sophie.
Stephen Whatley Nursery Manager
Stephen joined the Wilson Bros team in 2004, after having spent several years with one of the top landscape contracting firms in the Atlanta area. He is general manager of all nursery operations and has a vast knowledge of everything plants and landscaping. Stephen is also involved with Brent and brooks in the Internet operations of the business and contributes much to the content you'll find on the Wilson Bros Gardens. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Stephen landscaping in his home gardens, on the golf course, trout fishing in the north Georgia mountains, camping, hiking and just about every outdoor activity having to do with nature. Stephen was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma and now lives just south of the Nursery in Jackson, Georgia with his wife and daughter.
Beth Steele - Marketing & Communications Director
Beth has been with Wilson Bros since 1998. She is a plant addict and there isn't much she doesn't know about plants and gardening. For years Beth co-managed our garden center in McDonough. Since the closing of the garden center Beth now wears many hats around the nursery but enjoys the marketing side most. She oversees our marketing and customer service department and personally creates all of our e-newsletters. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Beth hanging out with her family, her 5 grandchildren, and her cute little chihuahua named after her father Jimmy. She loves to crochet and vacation at the beach. Beth was born in Hawaii but was raised and spent most of her life in Georgia.
Cole Cerrato - Shipping Manager
Cole joined the Wilson Bros team in 2016. In a very short period of time he grasped a massive amount of knowledge about plants and all nursery operations but took a special liking to the shipping department. Cole says "packaging is one of if not the most important parts of our business...we can do everything right to grow a premium quality plant but if it isn't packaged properly our customers might receive damaged plants...and we don't want that!" When not at the Nursery, you'll find Cole hanging out with the love of his life and his cat playing them music on his guitar. Cole was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and was raised and spent most of his time New Milford, Connecticutt before moving to McDonough, Georgia.
Jennifer Crane Office Manager
Jennifer joined the Wilson Bros team in 2001. Jennifer is the office manager for Wilson Bros Gardens. She has a vast knowledge of plants and landscaping and gardening, and is one of the "go to" people at the Nursery when there's a question that needs an answer. She's a natural at garden design specializing in container gardening. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Jennifer designing and planting container gardens in her home gardens. At last count, we counted over 150 container gardens on her property! Jennifer also loves interior design, making pottery in her own studio, and sewing her own outfits - which we must say are spectacular. She's definitely the most stylish person at the Nursery. She loves the color purplw and insisted we publish her short bio in purple, so we did! Maybe one day she'll go on Project Runway and win the whole thing! Jennifer was born and raised in Decatur, Goergia and now resides 2 miles from the Nursery in McDonough, Georgia.
Sunny Randazzo - Grower
"Miss Sunny' joined the Wilson Bros team in 1999, after having worked with Pike Family Nurseries for over a decade. Sunny's father owned a nursery in southern Alabama so she's been involved in the green industry her entire life. At the Nursery, you'll find Sunny propigating and caring for plants. When not at the Nursery, you'll find her planting in her gardens or propagating in her backyard greenhouses. She also enjoys reading and is a fabulous cook. Sunny was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and now lives in Stockbridge, Georgia with her two sons and her pets, too many to name here.
Mr. Lamar - Quality Control Supervisor
Lamar Elrod, who we all call "Mr Lamar," joined the Wilson Bros team in 2006 after having retired from the US Postal Service. His lifelong love has always been landscaping and gardening. So, when looking for work to keep him occupied in his retirement, he was naturally drawn to something to do with landscaping. Mr Lamar is the most "chilled-out" person we've ever met and was a godsend to our nursery. When things get stressful, as they can when running any business, Mr Lamar is there to remind us all to not take things so seriously. When at the nursery you'll find Mr Lamar all over the place inpecting and caring for plants. He absolutely loves pruning and is one of the reasons why we get so many compliments on the looks of our plants. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Mr Lamar in his gardens growing and tending to plants. He grows some of the best vegetables we'[ve ever put in our mouths! Mr Lamar was born in Stockbridge, Georgia and now resides not too far from the Nursery in McDonough.
Perry Rosser - Packaging
Perry joined the Wilson Bros team in 2012. He is one of of our quality control experts and is one hard worker! You'll never find Perry standing still. He's all over the place keeping the nursery in impeccable condition inspecting and caring for plants and pulling and shipping customer orders. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Perry hanging out with his beautiful wife and daughter and his three sons, or on the golf course or attending sporting events. Perry was born in Jackson, Georgia and resides with his wife in McDonough, Georgia just a few miles from the Nursery.
Joe Webb Quality Control
Joe joined the Wilson Bros team in 2012. He is one of of our quality control experts and is a super hard worker! He's all over the place keeping the nursery in impeccable condition inspecting and caring for plants and pulling and shipping customer orders. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Joe in the wilderness. He's an avid outdoor adventurer who loves to kayak raging rivers, cave dive and hike. You'll never see his SUV without his kayak on top! Joe was born in Carlisle, Ohio and now resides with his wife just a few miles from the Nursery in McDonough, Georgia.
Pat Hatfield - Secretary
Pat, or "Miss Pat" as we call her, joined the Wilson Bros team in 2001. At the Nursery, you'll find Miss Pat in the office handling all of our accounting and bookkeeping, and she does a spectacular job of it! Miss Pat is one of the most kind and friendly people in the world. If she ever answers the phone when you call the Nursery, you'll see exactly what we're talking about. When not at the Nursery, you'll find Miss Pat at home as a happy homemaker taking care of her family. She's undoubtedly the best chef around the nursery and often feeds the Wilson Bros family her delicious, southern-style casseroles. Her chicken and dumplings is the best! Miss Pat was born in Cleveland, Tennessee and resides in Stockbridge, Georgia with her son, grandson and pets...too many to name here.
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