Our Leaders

Who's Who

Meet the leadership at the Oregon Association of Nurseries.

Oregon Association of Nurseries is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. This Board makes major decisions pertaining to the operation of the association and establishes policies to carry out the OAN's objectives.

A seven-member Executive Committee comprised of an elected president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer, secretary, immediate past president and an at-large member appointed by the president oversees day-to-day operations of the association and prepares recommendations for action by the Board of Directors. A paid executive director also serves on this committee as a non-voting ex-officio member.

Executive Committee

Jim Simnitt
OAN President
Simnitt Nursery
503-266-9640 | email

Kyle Fessler
President Elect
St. Christopher Nursery LLC
503-580-4470 | email

Josh Robinson
Vice President
Robinson Nursery Inc.
877-855-8733 | email

Todd Nelson
Treasurer
Bountiful Farms Nursery Inc.
503-981-7494 | email

Denece Messenger
Secretary
Decorative Bark Products
503-510-4029 | email

Wes Bailey
Member-At-Large
Smith Gardens Inc.
503-678-5373 | email

Mike Hiller
Past-President
Kraemer's Nursery Inc.
503-845-2283 | email


Board of Directors

Container Growers Representatives

Adam Farley
Countryside Nursery
503-678-3248 | email

Ron Kinney
Monrovia
503-868-7941 | email

Amanda Staehely
Columbia Nursery
503-810-2598 | email

Field and Bare Root Growers Representatives

Jesse Nelson
Hans Nelson & Sons Nursery Inc.
503-663-3348 | email

Chris Robinson
Robinson Nursery Inc.
877-855-8733 | email

Field and B&B Grower Representative

Jay Sanders
KG Farms Inc.
503-678-3245 | email

Greenhouse Growers Representatives

Ben Verhoeven
Peoria Gardens Inc.
541-753-8519 | email

Lorne Blackman
Walla Walla Nursery Co. Inc.
509-522-9855 | email

Retailers Representative

Gary English
Landsystems
541-382-7646 | email

Associate Member Representative

Tom Brewer
HC Companies Inc., ProCal
503-668-844 | email