What I Do: President/Co-owner, Account specialist and administration while overseeing NPK functions at accounts. Sales, plant ordering and service training when necessary.

A Little About Me: Not one to be deterred, Judy helped to form NPK Associates after being let go from another company for ‘generating too much sales’. Judy hails from Skokie and is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne, Judy’s bachelor degree in ornamental horticulture helped to found and run the company since 1985.  During college Judy interned with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, and Chalet Nursery in Wilmette.. As a Peace Corps volunteer she taught agriculture and science in Liberia, West Africa after college.  She is a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. Judy loves Coleus (her very first house plant)  and NPK is okay with her generating as many sales as she desires.

I Like: Gardening, volunteering, swimming, green tea frappuccinos, sunsets, and living near Lake Michigan.

Talk to Me About: Small business, what plants to use in your home and yard and saving the planet for the next generations.