Sales Operations Manager
Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nikki leads and manages the sales, shipping, and order fulfillment teams to ensure customer expectations are met. Nikki also directs marketing activities and plays a pivotal role in strategic company planning. Nikki began her career interning at a prestigious garden in Chicago’s Millenium Park and at an outdoor tree museum in Lisle, IL. Nikki is an Illinois Certified Nursery Professional (ICN Pro), specializing in perennials.
From our list of CultureWise Fundamentals, which one is your favorite?
Be A Lifelong Learner
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian for much of my life. I went to college as a pre-vet major and quickly changed to horticulture – working with large animals was not for me!
What is your favorite season?
Fall! My favorite holiday is Halloween and I love all the color changes on the trees and in the garden!