Jennifer’s herbal path began during her youth. Inspired by a blossoming interest in gardening and botanical study, she started collecting wild teas and medicines at a young age. She eventually accrued a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science from Rutgers University specializing in plant propagation and agro-business management. During her study there, she focused on tropical agriculture, bioremediation, and tissue culture and continued doing research for the university and the EPA after graduation. Jennifer managed large-scale plant nurseries and propagation centers until settling down in the enchanting state of Oregon, which she now calls her permanent home.
Jennifer remains committed to nurturing her passion for the plant world. Her devotion to learning about new and old world practices through time spent in nature, self-study, and plant cultivation remains deeply ingrained in her lifestyle. Jennifer is a seasoned employee at Mountain Rose Herbs, having served as Director of Human Resources, Operations Manager, and growing into the role of Executive Director of Operations. She assures the overall inner workings of Mountain Rose Herbs by overseeing the staff and production of this vibrant ever-expanding company. In addition, Jennifer oversees and takes special interest in procuring high quality organic herbs, spices, and teas for our customers. Through local, national, and international travel, Jennifer is able to oversee our farms worldwide and build relationships with farmers across the globe. She is also committed to farm development and outreach in the form of special projects such as our Fair For Life projects in Karnataka, and building a domestic market for ethically cultivated American Ginseng.
Jennifer maintains a big-picture overview of the company’s needs and future growth. She relies on her ability to solve problems, multitask, bridge international and interoffice connections, and strengthen efficiency to accomplish this responsibility. In her free time she seeks solace walking amongst the wild Oregon countryside, antiquing in small towns, and delving into the vast and ancient art of distillation and spagyrics. Jennifer’s interests include viticulture, antique collecting, longbow, and shaolin Kung Fu. She is an avid reader and enjoys the comforts of her hand-built home in the woods surrounded by cats, gardens, ponds, and wildlife.
Jennifer’s Favorite Picks:
Krishna Tulsi, American Ginseng, Cypress Salt, Bay Laurel Hydrosol