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Jean Bannan | Gallery Sales Associate

Jean has enjoyed working in The Gallery at Roger’s Gardens since 2013.  She developed a passion for interior design & home décor while remodeling two homes and helping friends with theirs.  The best part of her workday is assisting a guest with their design dilemmas, no matter how trivial or complicated. “Good design does not [...]

Rex Yarwood | Nursery Manager & Buyer

Rex started working at Roger’s Gardens 15 years ago as a carryout and has worked in nearly every department within the company. Rex started working in the nursery industry at the age of 15 and went on to study Ornamental Horticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has a passion for succulents and plants [...]

Hedda Staines | Holiday Buyer

Born in London, England, Hedda finally found home in Southern California after some time exploring the world.  She loves to hike, and has spent time on the trail in Nepal, New Zealand and Patagonia among other destinations.  She’s not sure how she found her way to Roger’s Gardens, but she’s glad she did.  When she [...]

Lisa Bauchiero | Original Designs Manager

Lisa has been with Roger’s Gardens for over 13 years. She has an extensive background working in retail. From managing a clothing store to working in the restaurant industry to planning cooperate conventions for a local hotel, working with people has always been a big part of her life. She started at Roger’s Gardens as [...]

Onita Castillo | Original Designs Team Leader

Onita has developed a love for gardening since she was a little girl. Her Mother and Grandmother would often ask her to help them garden or take her to botanical gardens in Southern California. She continued to learn plant names and care for her own garden by trial and error. Onita is responsible for leading [...]

Lynn Hillman | Expert Horticulturist

Lynn Hillman is an enthusiastic gardener and garden designer. Lynn has worked at Roger's Gardens for 7 years happily helping customers create beautiful gardens. Lynn started out her adult life as a graduate of fine art from UC Berkeley; and has translated this passion and her love for beauty in all its forms to include [...]

Emily McKibben | Visual Merchandiser

Emily McKibben has been with Roger’s Gardens for 10 years as one of the Visual Designers. She has an background in theater in which she still is involved in to this day. Emily also has a degree from M.U.D.D Make-up Designory, which has led to a career as a make-up artist for independent short films [...]

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Suzanne Hetrick | Expert Horticulturist

Growing up in Orange County, Suzanne learned while watching her father groom his meticulous garden and which instilled in her a life long love of plants and, more importantly, the work involved in having a beautiful garden. She expanded her gardening knowledge while living in Germany for 13 years (brrrrrr...) and when she returned to California (warmth!) she continued developing her [...]