Staff

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Jerry Faulring - Owner and Grower

Jerry started his career in 1970 after earning a B.S. Agronomy degree from Purdue, first working at Summit Hall Turf Farm in Gaithersburg, MD. In 1973 he co-founded what became a five state regional lawn service called Hydro Lawn based in Gaithersburg. In 1990 he started his nursery production career with 25 acres known as River Farm Nursery. The land for Waverly Farm was purchased in 1996 with planting begun in 1997. His responsibilities today include propagation, all aspects of field production, a broad interest in improving nursery production through many research initiatives, and various administrative activities. He says he is a businessman first who just happens to be growing plants, but his love of agriculture generally and enjoyment gained through the production of ornamental plants suggests he is a grower first.

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Lisa DeRamus - Accounting

Lisa has an extensive history of horticultural expertise. She started out as a greenhouse tech at the Chevy Chase club, and then moved to design and install firms. After that she took an interest in interiors, taking care of several buildings a day. She eventually has brought all she has to offer here, to Waverly farm. At Waverly she uses her gardening talents to keep our display garden looking fresh and beautiful year after year. She has a vast knowledge of all the plants we have in our field. Lisa takes party in all aspects of the business, from accounting, to sales, to dog care, and is always willing to offer her expert advice.

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Jessica Ahrweiler - Sales and Marketing

Jessica's career in Horticulture began in her early college years, where she quickly found her calling in Horticulture. With various jobs and internships, she gained a vast array of Horticultural skills, having worked anywhere from a Retail Garden Center to production- and research- focused greenhouses, to specialty gardens such as the Penn State medieval garden and the beautiful Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College. Currently, as the sales and marketing manager at Waverly Farm, she would be glad to talk to - or 'geek out about'- anything 'plants' with you.

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Tiffany Senseman - Shipping and Administration

Tiffany joined the Waverly family in August 2015 to take on our shipping and scheduling and brightens the house with her constant smile. She comes from an experienced background of work including a local sod grower and nursery retail outfit. She brings another dog to join our pack as well, Rosco. With an Associates in Administration, she is currently working towards earning a Bachelors Degree in Administration with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability. She has also rode horses for years and teaches horse back riding lessons on the weekends.

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CJ & Molly - Morale and Compliance

These lovely ladies are our primary line of defense against the deer.