The Pistils Nursery team is made up of a multi-talented group of gardeners, designers and makers. 

Mégan | Owner, Designer


Raised-up in Boise, Idaho, Mégan has an abiding passion for the Western frontier and all things nature. She has the heart of a cowgirl and the soul of a gardener. And although she loves living in Portland and running her small, mom-and-pop business here, she would almost always rather be riding horses on the range… especially painted ponies.

Jesse | Brand Development

Jesse joined the Pistils Nursery team in the summer of ’13. In addition to managing Pistils’ web shop, he helps solve tech problems for the nursery and design teams, writes the Pistils blog, and serves as the nursery’s in-house photographer. When not at Pistils, you can find him playing classical piano, working in his garden or cooking a lavish meal.

Ariana | General Manager


Ariana’s love of plants grew from a college botany course in Santa Cruz, CA. At Pistils, she tracks down the most unique indoor plants from local growers and sources an array of pottery and planters for the nursery. In her spare time, she’s likely practicing on the ceramics wheel and studying ballet.

Cody | Shipping Lead


Growing up in Northern California, Cody nurtured a deep affinity for plants while surrounded by misty redwoods and giant sequoias. After living in four cities over the past four years, Cody has finally found their home in Portland, inspired to stay by its passionate community of urban gardeners and craftspeople. Now, at Pistils Nursery, they spends their days learning and sharing knowledge about bringing plant life into the home and creating vibrant space.

Chris | Outdoor Lead

chris-teamChris lives in North Portland and is a Northwest native. She’s been playing in gardens since she was a little girl along side her dad, who taught her all the tricks. She’s made a long career out of her love of plants and takes great pleasure in helping others create their own gardens. In her spare time when she’s not gardening, she’s playing with her grandchildren and taking in some of Portland’s great local music with her husband.

Stephanie | Office Manager


Stephanie joined the Pistils family in the fall of 2013 and has a passion for numbers and keeping things organized. When not at Pistils you can find Stephanie with her husband and two boys at their home in North Portland or taking pictures with her Nikon camera.

Cate | Assistant Manager

Cate flirted with plants as a child, then found her place happily in fields and greenhouses as a young adult. She is ultimately an illustrator, but is happiest among all things verdant. She aims to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with all. She can be found running in the sun or biking around when not drawing or playing with plants. See her illos at

Natalie | Sales Associate

Natalie grew up on a small goat dairy on Oregon’s southern coast where she developed an abiding passion for plants, often staying out past twilight to dig potatoes in the garden or search for wildflowers to identify in the woods and fields. In 2012, she moved to Portland and took a job in one of the few places she felt at home in the city: A nursery. Since then, she’s continued to work with plants in gardens and nurseries around Portland and it still brings her joy to learn something new or help someone find the right plant for their home or garden. In her spare time, she gets out of town and back into the woods and fields as often as she can. She enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, music, and writing. Her poetry has appeared in The Portland Review, The Burnside Review, and Cirque.

Chloe | Sales Associate

Chloe was an Oregon Coast baby of the 70’s. Gazing up through mossy branches, thrilling at small creatures, pretending to be a mermaid- she developed an infinite love of the wild. She’s lived in dozens of interesting and beautiful places along the Pacific Coast and around the world. She settled in Portland 17 years ago and has been working with plants ever since: through educational outreach, at nurseries, and for nearly a decade as a floral designer. Besides gardening, she enjoys reading, creating art, and cuddling with her family and pets.

Dana | Sales Associate

Dana grew up in the panhandle of Florida, gardening with ease in almost any season, and fluttering around Spanish moss (hanging off those stunning southern oaks) and wild blackberries. While in a tropical climate during upbringing, the love for plants in their home life only started solidifying in the last couple of years. Now, like a sponge, they are soaking up every bit of knowledge available in regards to the verdure that can occupy every living space. They traveled the country working on marriage equality, and then fell in love with Portland, Oregon.

Em Y | eCommerce Operations Asst

Em is an artist from the Bay Area who loves drawing and abstracting plant shapes. They are eagerly learning more about plant life while working in the Operations Assistant role at Pistils Nursery. You can also find Em working in their garden – the site of a community based DIY library project called Rat House Radical Library.

Em S | Sales Associate

Em was born & raised in the fields and forests of Michigan’s rural Upper Peninsula. After moving to Portland, her bond with Midwestern nature transformed into a devotion to house plants and gardening in the welcoming climate of the Pacific Northwest. Outside of Pistils, she spends her time hiking and camping throughout Oregon, creating music with her friends at Sublimate Records, and whipping up unique pastries & edible art in her home kitchen.

Nadine | Living Art Lead

Nadine found an appreciation for plants and nature through growing up in places with varying landscapes including Holland, Alaska, Florida and Oregon. She received a Horticulture degree in Miami in 2011 and has worked with plants ever since. Nadine is a ceramic artist making pottery and other small wares in her spare time.

Pace | Merchandiser

Pace is a child of the suburbs who only became truly acquainted with the natural world in recent years, diving in head first. They are an artist, an Aries, and a papa to two sweet stinky cats. They can often be found elbow deep in dirt or tucked away in their studio covered in pastels and charcoal.

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