Mégan | Owner, Designermegan@pistilsnursery.com
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 Developmentjesse@pistilsnursery.com
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 Managerariana@pistilsnursery.com
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.
Stacey | Shipping Leadstacey@pistilsnursery.com
Growing up in Northern California, Stacey nurtured a deep affinity for plants while surrounded by misty redwoods and giant sequoias. After living in four cities over the past four years, Stacey 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 Leadchris@pistilsnursery.com
Chris 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 Managerbookkeep@pistilslandscapedesign.com
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.
Haley | Sales Associatehaley@pistilsnursery.com
Haley grew up loving plants but it’s really only been in the past 4 years or so that a deeper understanding and now obsession has taken root. She is self taught through books, nerdy online plant forums, her own trial-and-error, and more importantly through picking the brains of other more experienced plant lovers. She now considers it a hobby just as much as her job to share and help others discover and appreciate the world of all things plants.
Cate | Sales Associatecate@pistilsnursery.com
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 http://cateandrewsmakes.com
Natalie | Sales Associatenatalie@pistilsnursery.com
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 Associatechloe@pistilsnursery.com
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.
Dee | Sales Associatedee@pistilsnursery.com
Dee grew up in the pandhandle 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. Dee traveled the country working on marriage equality, and then fell in love with their husband and new home/city, here in Portland, Oregon.
Rose | Events Coordinatorrose@pistilsnursery.com
Born in the Bay Area, I spent my childhood in California and teenage years in Utah, giving me an appreciation for a variety of ecosystems ranging from redwood forests to oceans, snow capped mountains to red rocky deserts. My love of nature grew when I took a trip to Thailand, and after working as a Direct Care Worker for those with mental disabilities and then as a Shelver at a library, I decided to study Biology with a focus in Botany at Portland State University. At PSU I focused on plant physiology and assisted with different research projects that examined the correlation between poplar plantations and local atmospheric chemistry, isoprene emissions in poplar, heterosis, and the correlation between leaf structure and carbon isotope ratios in drought stressed hybrid poplar. Aside from plants, I love writing, reading, traveling, and cuddling with my cats.