Sue Ann Aagaard, President, Communications Committee
HOMETOWN: Greenville, Michigan
PROFESSION/OCCUPATION: Speech and Language Pathologist [retired]
LOCAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION: Montcalm Area Master Gardeners Association
HOBBIES: Travel, Arabian horses, photography and gardening
FAVORITE TRAVEL LOCATION: Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, Canada and Michigan
FAVORITE DRINK: water, wine, infused drinks
WHAT I LIKE TO GROW: peonies, lilies, lilacs and native plants
WHY I GARDEN: to be close to nature and I enjoy sharing flowers from my garden with friends and family. I also like taking pictures of flowers and nature.
Cathy Myers, Vice President, Communications Committee
PROFESSION/OCCUPATION: Retired from State of Michigan, Department of Human Services, Assistance Payments Worker 22 years, Secretary of State one year, Unemployment Claims Worker nine years.
LOCAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION: Jackson County Master Gardener Association. I am a VMS Ambassador.
HOBBIES: Fishing (I was a Master Angler before I was a Master Gardener).
FAVORITE TRAVEL LOCATION: Maui, Hawaii or everywhere in Michigan.
FAVORITE DRINK: Coffee
WHAT I LIKE TO GROW: All types of perennials, hostas (an addiction), succulents, herbs and a vegetable garden.
WHY I GARDEN: It is a passion that feeds my soul and is so relaxing and therapeutic.
Colleen Gabrielle Petersen, Treasurer, Communication Committee
HOMETOWN: Ada, MI
PROFESSION/OCCUPATION: I own a software development firm that specializes in mobile-ready websites and applications.
LOCAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION: West Michigan Master Gardener Association
HOBBIES: Piano, Guitar, Reading, Playing board games, gardening
FAVORITE TRAVEL LOCATION: Punta Cana, DR
FAVORITE DRINK: Paloma
WHAT I LIKE TO GROW: Native plants and vegetables
WHY I GARDEN: I grew up gardening with my Mom and it’s always been a part of my life. I’m a geek – being outside is not something I generally enjoy. Gardening gets me out there doing something that I love
Formed in early 2012, the Michigan Master Gardener Association is dedicated to supporting the volunteer and social efforts that have been part of the Michigan Master Gardener Program since its inception. We also offer an array of benefits to master gardener volunteers.
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