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Our Team

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We've brought together a team of motivated innovators to impact the garden in a big way. We’re making it easier for people to know which plants to buy, enabling Garden Shops to sell more, while revolutionizing data collection for the green industry!


Mason Day

Mason has spent his whole life around plants, growing up on a farm in rural Michigan. He graduated from Cornell University in 2012. Mason handles the marketing and public relations for the app as well as helping to guide the design and feel. @mday55


Seth Reed

Seth started in plants when he was 15 by getting a job at a local garden center. He graduated from the University of Illinois. Seth is responsible for managing the team and industry partnerships as well as guiding how the app functions and operates. @thesethreed


Chelsey Groh Development Manager

Chelsey grew up gardening on her family's property in rural Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013. As the Business Development Manager, Chelsey enjoys creating connections and finding solutions for the GrowIt! community. @cgroh


Jennifer Gardner

Product Manager

Jennifer is responsible for getting into the weeds of features with the development team. Her background includes digital agency product management and project management roles including working on the agency team who originally collaborated on the GrowIt! idea. She is excited to continue to build the structural backbone of the community and improve her own plant growing skills – all while sneaking as many garden gnomes into GrowIt! as possible.


Kourtnie Nunley
Community Associate

Kourtnie focuses on the health of the community. She moderates conversations, runs engagement campaigns, and manages initiatives to keep members active. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a B.A. in Applied Communications. She enjoys creating content and connecting with the community. @kourtnun

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Nicole Kruzel

+ Marketing Admin

Nicole joined GrowIt! as a member of the Community team but now supports our Business Development and Marketing efforts. She is dedicated to spreading the word about GrowIt! and the concept of gardening socially for folks of all ages and levels of expertise. She graduated from DePaul University with an B.A. in Advertising, PR, and Media. @nicoolest


Stefan Rodriguez

Stefan is passionate about using technology to create vibrant communities. He graduated as an engineer from the University of Florida in 2012. Stefan is a Ruby on Rails developer and handles the backend technical aspects of the app. @stefanrod


Idelfonso Gutierrez

Idelfonso grew up around plants. His dad was a farmer, and his mom a floral designer. He's eager about technology, so GrowIt! is a perfect match. He graduated with a bachelors' degree in information technology from the Florida International University. Idelfonso works on the product team, focusing on the iOS platform.


Uday Pisipati Developer

Uday has been a software developer for the last 7 years. Prior to joining GrowIt!, he worked in various aspects of the application development process ranging from developing small-scale to enterprise-scale applications. At GrowIt!, he develops and maintains the Android application. @udayp

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Delaney Klundt Data Analytics Intern

Delaney is studying Geotechnology at DePaul University. She is currently the Community + Research Intern at GrowIt! She loves working with the database and connecting with the community. She also enjoys working with spatial data and anything related to plants. @delaneyklundt


Natalie Simtion
Sales Associate

Natalie helps horticulture businesses succeed by signing them up on GrowIt! services. She is deeply passionate about the role of plants in protecting our home planet. She is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Biology at College of Dupage. @nataliesimtion


When it comes to getting started in Chicago, there's no better place to be than 1871. The workshops, connections and mentors within the community have helped to forge what GrowIt! has become.

We're proud of our start there back in 2014, and proud of the Associate Membership we hold today.

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