Meet the NHG Team!
With over 40 years in working in the horticulture, retail and design industries, Rusty began at NHG in 2011 as Garden Advisor. Promoted in 2014, he schedules all on- and off-site programming for North Haven. Greatly enjoying teaching others the many rewards of gardening, Rusty loves to focus on organics, wildscaping, Texas natives. Rusty is a North Texas Master Naturalist and Texas Certified Nursery Professional.
Mark has worked in the nursery industry for 25 years and joined NHG in 2007. He loves year-round gardening of all kinds, cooking and baking.
Mickie joined NHG in 1999 in Contract Sales as a sales associate, became the Contract Sales Assistant Manager in 2004, and transitioned to retail & hardgoods buyer in 2007. She returned in 2013 as Contract Sales Manager & Nursery Buyer. She manages NHG’s rose program, loves Japanese Maples, enjoys gardening, and reading books.
Ann joined NHG in 1968 caring for Bromeliads & Peperomias in the tropical greenhouse. Her background in horticulture includes a degree in agriculture from Texas A&M, and a degree in biology from SMU. She returned in 2014 as a Garden Advisor & specializes in tropical greenhouse plant care. Her interests include entomology, family history, photography, & collecting art.
Cody first came to NHG as a Garden Advisor in 2005 and returned as General Manager in 2013. Cody’s background in horticulture includes a degree in Landscape Ecology from UT Austin, along with internships with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and management of the John Fairey Garden in Hempstead. While Cody loves Texas ecology and our native flora, he also buys our tropical greenhouse plants and has a thriving interest in exotic collector plants, as well.
Alexis joined the Café at NHG in 2016 and helped develop the Private Events program. While studying studio art, she co-curated nature-inspired exhibitions for The Gallery at NHG beginning in 2017, and transitioned in 2018 as Advertising and Marketing Manager. Her interests include traditional plant medicine, ethnobotany, poetry, painting & pottery.
Chris started at NHG in 2012 as a Garden Advisor. His interest in exploring nature began with his grandparents & great-grandparents who taught him about wild foods. He loves native flora, wildscaping, exploring local trails & parks year-round.
Sandi joined NHG in 2010 as a Garden Advisor, and in 2012 transitioned into the Hardgoods Buyer position. In 2014 she accepted the Senior Buyer position which allowed her feed her addiction of buying plants. Sandi was senior curator of the Gallery at NHG and spearheaded the effort to get the gallery into the Dallas Art Dealers Association. She is a North Texas Master Naturalist and Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional.
Brieux helped grow organic veggies and herbs during the urban vegetable program launch at Blue Label Herbs in 2007, and became an NHG Garden Advisor in 2012. He is a local farmer, equestrian, and loves cooking with farm-to-table herbs, gardening, kayaking, and mountain biking.
Dana joined the NHG team in 2017, then in 2019 transitioned into the role of Private Events Coordinator. The October 2019 tornado gave her the opportunity to develop the “NHG in the Field” plant walks in public parks – activities that perfectly suit her love of open, wild spaces. She currently oversees online ordering and the recruitment and training of new staff members. Dana has been a North Texas Master Naturalist since 2001.