lori fowler, executive director
Entering the profession of horticulture later in her career, Lori is an advocate that it is always the right time to pursue your passion and ambition. Working for municipals in park maintenance an opportunity opened to “create” a position within the department that specialized with landscape installation and maintenance.
“you could say…I entered my career through a “back door”!“I pursued every certification and and opportunity to learn and grow. My professional education in Resource Management provided a holistic discipline and approach to sustainable landscapes.”
In addition to serving as executive director and contributing author for Plants in Power, Lori works for Seattle City Light as the Sr. Gardener, Horticulturist, and Arborist at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project located in the North Cascades National Park.
brendan r. f. hawkins, contributing editor
“born to be wild and live to outgrow it”Lau Tzo, Chinese Philosopher
Charismatic, rhetorical and censorial is how Brendan describes his ‘style’ and his proven ability as a freelance writer, author and poet, combined with his passion and work in the field of arboriculture and horticulture, will benefit PIP members and readers.
bruce fowler, operating officer
Bruce is a passionate gardener, Master Gardener and Master Pruner.
“I will probably go broke trying to fulfill my ‘Plant Dreams’!Semi-retired from a diverse career in management – Bruce is no stranger to the ‘bottom line’ and the economic side of business – yet on a personal note: he has never been able to resist going to nurseries or a plant he could resist purchasing!
Bruce, besides gardening, enjoys hiking and exploring, reading, and playing golf. He has developed a personal garden that nurtures wildlife and provides a refuge for family and friends.
leslie fowler, executive assistant
Leslie’s artistic and creative talents influence everything she pursues. Her career in customer service management and administration is augmented by photography, art, and her multi-media design business, Bright Raven Design. She has an active interest in ethnobotany and hobbies include hiking, photography, history and music.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do then by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow-lines. Sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.author unknown – Leslie describes her ‘Life Guide’ using this quote.