Today we’re featuring Kristen Hansen, our Nursery and Garden Center Manager. Kristen has been with Wright Outdoor Solutions since 2011 and had worked in the green industry for almost 10 years before that.
Kristen grew up on a farm and spent a lot of time riding horses and enjoying nature. She has enjoyed the outdoors from a young age and was never afraid to get her hands dirty. Because of this, Kristen knew she wanted to work outside when she grew up.
While at college at Des Moines Area Community College, she started working part-time at a garden center and enjoyed it so much that she decided to study horticulture.
Kristen has experience designing landscapes and floral arrangements, caring for trees, shrubs and flowers, and helping clients with all their gardening and landscape needs. She loves that new plants are always being introduced into the industry and that she constantly gets to incorporate new techniques into her work. She has an artistic eye and loves building things. Her ability to use plants imaginatively has led to the creation of beautiful displays, landscapes and one-of-a-kind container gardens.
Our garden center carries hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials, and as the nursery and garden center manager, Kristen works closely with wholesale nursery growers from across the country to ensure that our customers have access to the best quality nursery stock in the area. She enjoys working with her team to make sure our clients get the best service possible, and her positivity and verve are a vital part of Wright Outdoor Solutions!
Next month, keep an eye out for an employee spotlight on Account Manager Anna Saemisch!