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Mark Witt, General Manager
Mark graduated from Lynchburg College earning a Bachelors of Science in Bio-Medical Science. A Blue Mount Nursery employee since 2003, Mark focuses mainly on trees and shrubs. When not at work he likes spending time fishing with his family, participating in Goruck events, and home improvement projects.
Contact mark over email: MwittBlueMount@aol.com
Jason Hockensmith, Green House Manager
Jason began his 23 years of extensive greenhouse experience in 1992 working at Mountainside Gardens in Boonsboro, MD, eventually running the wholesale section of their greenhouse until 1999. From 1999-2006 Jason honed his skills by working as a Greenhouse Manager and Grower with Potomac Farms Nursery in Shepherdstown, WV. In the fall of 2006 Jason came aboard at Blue Mount Nursery as our Greenhouse Manager and Grower. In his spare time he enjoys gardening at home, hunting and fishing.
Scott Kenney, Perennial & Aquatic
Scott has been working in Garden Centers since 1995.He has been the perennial manager at Blue Mount since 2001. Scott has his B.S. in Environmental Studies from Northland College. For 8 years Scott worked with the National Park identifying plants for visitors, leading to an interest in growing & gardening. After taking many college horticulture classes he taught 2 years of college courses on annuals & perennials. Scott is an avid bird watcher. He enjoys walks with his dog Ranger, fishing, and growing orchids and cacti. Scott is committed to living a “greener” lifestyle.
Kevin Holder, Wholesale
Kevin began working in the nursery industry in 1997. He came to the Blue Mount family from 2000-2005. Kevin decided to leave the horticulture industry in 2006 to pursue a career in residential construction. Beginning of 2016, Blue Mount welcomed him back to work with the local industry professionals. A Scouter with his boys in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, as well as supporting his daughter in the Girl Scouts, he is a dedicated husband and loved family man.
Aaron Belkin, Outdoor Sales
Aaron is a landscape designer with over 20 years experience, creating unique landscapes throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area. He has designed and constructed projects on all different scales, from dressing up the area around a mailbox, to large scale master plans. His creativity and comfort using plants which are hardy to our region will help protect your projects investment. Aaron’s extensive landscape experience, along with his degree in interior design can help solve, even the most difficult, of landscape issues. Please stop by Blue Mount and see him for your landscaping questions!
Clara Ferguson, Outdoor Sales
Clara spent her early years in Purcellville, VA. She has over 25 years experience within the garden center world. She worked in a working greenhouse from 1985-1997. Started working with trees, shrubs, perennials in 1998. In her spare time she works in her yard and enjoys quilting and crocheting. She spends as much time as possible with her daughter and 4 grandchildren.
Alice, Greenhouse Sales
Alice is our Greenhouse Goddess. She is experienced in all things houseplant/tropical and annual related. She is willing and able to help select the perfect pot with your purchase or assist you in planning out your annual planters. Alice is a Virginia native, having grown up in Falls Church. She has been involved in the service industry her whole adult life; working at Lowes Island Elementary School in the custodial services for 10 years, and later joining the Blue Mount family in 2005. Alice is an avid animal lover, and enjoys family time.
Tiffany, Hunny, Teddie & Ohana’s Mom, Indoor Sales Manager
Tiffany has been at the nursery for over 15 years. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a BS in Special Education. She has worked her way up from cashier to a main buyer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. The farm life is the life for her. Her dream is to add a micro pig and pygmy goat to her family this spring.
Abi, Indoor Sales/Cashier
Abi grew up in Maryland, and moved to Northern Virginia in the summer of 2016. She enjoys long walks with her husband, painting, and reading good books with a hot cup of tea. In the spring of 2017 she joined the Blue Mount team. You can find her either behind the cash register or helping customers find goodies inside the main building.
Crystal, Indoor Sales
Crystal started at Blue Mount Nursery in Spring of 2007. She not only works at the nursery full time but is also currently studying Business Management at George Mason University and is the Head Varsity Gymnastics Coach at a local high school. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her friends touring the NOVA wine country and taking short trips to new cities.
Teddie, Hunny, Ohana, and Acer, Our Furry Customer Service Representatives
Hunny and Teddie are Miniature Goldendoodles. Hunny was born in July 2011 and Teddie was born in June 2014. Ohana is a Dogo Argentino. She was born in March 2016. Acer joined us in July of 2016. She is one fiesty kitty.
Although we have tried training them on the cash register… their true calling is in customer service. The girls plan on staying here for many years to come. Please always ask before petting or handling any of the animals at the nursery.