Meet Our Staff
John Platte – Owner
A graduate of Michigan State University, John has been involved in the horticultural industry for over 35 plus years. Being a horticultural broker for 19 years and a tree liner salesman for 7 years has given him the experience to start and effectively run his own company. John is always open to any new ideas, questions or comments.
Suzie Platte – Owner
A graduate of the Cleveland Business school majoring in merchandising and marketing. Her 20 years of experience as an account manager has made her invaluable in the growth of Perennials Plus. Suzie has gained knowledge of plants and the horticultural industry through osmosis. For information about your account please contact Suzie.
Guillermo Mariano – Crew Manager and Customer Service
His bilingual abilities have been a tremendous asset to Perennials Plus. His ability in communicating with your pickup crew greatly reduces miscommunication. Perennials Plus has grown along side of Guillermo since 2001. He has gained his knowledge of plants first hand and has the unique ability to locate any plant on our premises.
Kelly Frank – Customer Service
Kelly is a 2000 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Public Horticulture. After 11 years as Curator of Plant Collections for a private garden in Indianapolis, she brings a working knowledge of plants and their care. Her passion for plants is evident on the farm she shares with husband John, three dogs, two cats, and a Haflinger horse.
Adam Flint – Head Grower
Adam is a graduate of Brigham Young University Idaho majoring in Horticulture with the emphasis on Production. Adam grew up around greenhouses and has been growing plants since he was eight years old. He was a grower at Thousands Springs Plant Company for five years, before going to school to get his degree. Adam has also been operating IPM (integrated pest management) programs for the past 10 years.
Amanda Sipe – Customer Service
Amanda is a graduate of Brigham Young University Idaho majoring in Horticulture with the emphasis on Landscape Build/Design. She did her internship in Mesa, AZ where she specialized in colored containers. Amanda is from St. Louis, Mo. and enjoys being back in the Midwest with plants she grew up with. She has worked with the public for eight years and loves interacting with people.