Greenie of the Month is a tradition we hold at Vertical Harvest in our Jackson Hole greenhouse. Each month our entire team votes on a person that exemplifies the VH pillars. The person that is chosen is celebrated and given a hand-made card signed by the entire team. This tradition helps us uphold our values and recognize the outstanding actions of our coworkers. Whether it is showing up for someone as a friend, bringing positive energy into the farm, or taking on a challenge to support the mission.. our greenies are recognizable for so many reasons!
CRYSTAL KOFOED | Farm Associate
Crystal constantly reminds all of us of how to grow food and futures. She strives to do her best day to day. Since working at VH she has learned new skills, new forms of communication and professional development. She cares for the plants and cares for everyone around her.
Talk about STYLE! With her sparkly shoes, nails and rings, Crystal’s got it. It’s been fun to see Crystal hold really fun titles in the farm: queen of cutting pea shoots in Comp 4, a prominent member of Kale Crush and Team Vibe, and now a Comp 5 seeding rockstar. She models accountability, consistency, and has grown so much in adaptability. She leads from behind, often doing her best work without recognition or being watched. Congratulations, Crystal – this is well deserved!
Crystal’s honesty and directness keep us all in check, and she’s such a willing learner. No one gets more excited about getting a job done right than Crystal. Her genuine enthusiasm for cutting the pea shoots is always a highlight of my week. I’m a bit jealous of her five day weekend, and I wish we had more of her time! but when she’s at the farm she’s often working so hard she forgets to drink water. She lifts all of us up.
Crystal has always been a kind, hardworking, team player. I am so impressed by the progression of her persistence, her confidence to take on new tasks, and, above all, her growing VOICE in the greenhouse. I have watched Crystal find her stride and in turn help her teams do the same!
TY WARNER | Sr. Farm Associate
Ty guy is an amazing person, all around! He doesn’t waste a second to say hi and ask me how my brother is, when I get to the greenhouse. Ty is also an AMAZING helper, when it comes to carrying things or reaching something for me. Thanks for being such an inspiration to all of us here at VH, Ty! Congrats on your Greenie award! 🥳🥳🥳
Ty is the easiest person to work with! He is always willing to try new things ( except for a pair of smaller gloves LOL), and works hard learning how to do things. Even things he said he wouldn’t do, he is NOW doing! He loves his coworkers, and the little inside jokes he has with each. Lettuce head with JoJo, a snort with Sean, whispers with Dre, and his never ending “Where’s Destiny?” And his laugh! Oh that laugh! Can anyone say they don’t smile when they hear it?
Ty brings joy to every day. He has always been a dedicated, consistent, hard-working employee, but recently I have noticed him coming out of his shell more. He has been learning new skills, engaging with more coworkers, and displaying curiosity for everything going on at VH. He has reminded me that, no matter how long you’ve worked at VH, there are always new things to learn. Thank you Ty for being a great example for us all.
Ty GUY. He is everyone’s guy. He is the guy who laughs loud at just about anything you say, the guy who works hard because he wants to do a good job, the guy who picks up people’s trash without saying anything, and the guy who cares about everyone no matter when he has seen them last.
Ty is full of good energy, curiosity and care for his surroundings. I am grateful to have him as a part of this team, and also as a friend. Master of the tomatoes, and an ever growing part of other teams, Ty is an incredible force in each department that is lucky enough to have him. With his boisterous laugh serving as proof, Ty is great at finding the joy and humor in just about every situation, and spreading it to the whole building. Congratulations Ty, and thank you for being such a rockstar!
NATHAN WATSON | Carousel & Vining Manager
Nathan is the oil in this grand machine we call the greenhouse. Reserved and respected he keeps the gears moving forward both literally and figuratively. He is always willing to lend a hand and consistently shows up to work everyday with a positive can-do attitude. This award is long overdue, Congrats Nathan!
Nathan is a calming presence in this oftentimes chaotic greenhouse. He makes others feel safe asking for help, and is always willing to step into a department workflow when it’s needed and he is able to. He leads his team with kindness, trust, patience, and understanding. Congratulations Nathan!!!
Nathan is full of laughter!
NIKKI THOMPSON | Grow Well Associate
Hard worker. Good sense of humor. Will do anything for you.
I love that I get to work so closely with Nikki. She was the person who really helped me learn Vertical Harvest, the in’s/the out’s/who we are at the heart, and I am so grateful. She has a twisted sense of humor, which is always a plus in my book. She is flexible and understanding, when I am late, and always willing to help. She is conscientious and reliable to all her co-workers. She greets everyone with an enthusiastic “hiya” which starts every day off right. Congratulations, Nikki! And on International Women’s Day no less.
Nikki’s wonderfully positive and bright attitude is so inspiring and is always amazing to be in the presence of. You can always count on Nikki to give you a welcoming hello. I have loved seeing her in the greenhouse more often and seeing her crush it in the packaging room. Go Nikki!
LUCAS FREEZE | Packaging Associate
Lucas’ laugh and smile make my day, he works fast and takes excellent care of his workspace, and of Harvey the harvester (who I’m sure would vote for him too, if he had opposable thumbs and a consciousness). Lucas always keeps everything clean and working well. Congratulations, Lucas!!
I appreciate how Lucas shows up to his life, authentic, real and true. From day one Lucas’s kindness emanated from his eyes and his smile. He is always open to share his views with me and thoughtful in how he gives and receives feedback. I am grateful Lucas is part of our Vertical Harvest community. I hope he feels the love and appreciation of his presence and impact.
Lucas is an incredible team member! I’ve seen him grow so much here at VH, despite the short amount of time that he’s been here. He continuously impresses me with his strength, compassion and willingness to learn. We are so lucky to have him as a part of our team. His easy-natured personality makes it effortless to talk and laugh with him. I’m grateful to call him a friend and coworker:)
I don’t work directly with Lucas but I have observed him as committed to his work and the culture at VH since he began. I feel like this recognition is a long time coming. Congrats Lucas!
He might be quiet and not very loud but he works hard and when he gets hurt by Harvey, he is not afraid to get back at it with Harvey and finish the job at hand. Congrats Lucas 👏 👏 👏 you deserve it!!!
Lucas is helpful and is committed on get tasks done.
Lucas is kind and amazing at what he does gets a lot of things done in the short amount of time he is here each day and a joy to work with he is dedicated.
TOBY SMITH | Sr. Facilities Associate
Toby is a STAR. As a star does, he beams. His gravitational pull draws you into his orbit that forms a galaxy of ethereal joy. I am eternally grateful for this star as well as his hard work, dedication and excellence in our greenhouse.
Toby brings a no-nonsense attitude with a healthy dose of humor. If the greenhouse was going down, I’d want him there to bring it back up. His love for plants, people, and the systems that uphold them is undeniable. Spunk, honesty, vulnerability, he’s a great person to work with. So glad that he’s a part of our team!
Toby has been such an integral part of Vertical Harvest from the day he started! He jumped right in with open arms, willing hands, and a smiling face. I am thankful that our diva of a greenhouse has someone as motivated and enthusiastic as Toby looking out for her. It’s especially exciting seeing him think outside the box on how to fix something, sometimes even using sport rock-climbing gear to grease carousel chains. Most notable is Toby’s attitude though, he’s exceptionally friendly, engaged, interested, and always kind. Thanks for being such a key player on our team, Toby, we are lucky to have you!
Toby is an absolute incredible addition to this team. His delightful personality and sense of humor make him very enjoyable to work alongside, and seeing him adapt to the facilities department so quickly is very impressive! It is hard to believe how much he has learned about this facility in the short time that he has been here, and I can only hope he continues to push the envelope on making this building work to the best of its ability! Way to go Toby ~ you absolutely deserve it!
Toby has been an absolutely amazing addition to the Jackson Greenhouse team. He comes to work every day with a huge smile and is always excited and eager to learn. He has a great work ethic and is always willing to lend a helping hand. The facilities department and the greenhouse as a whole is extremely lucky to have Toby as part of our team.
JOJO DENMARK | Packaging & Fulfillment Manager
Jojo not only works hard, she cares deeply about all of the people she manages. She listens, even when the day is busy and stressful, and responds thoughtfully. Even though she sometimes throws tomatoes (ouch!), she livens up any room she’s in with her humor and kindness. We are so grateful to have her here and I’m excited to see how she continues to shape our culture in amazing ways.
Jojo is a Vibe. Her exuberance fills a room because she will not let you out of her sight until she has either lovingly harassed you, asked you about your day or has struck you with her magical blue eyes and smile. She exercises patience, acceptance, bravery and strong-will. She does not stray away from a challenge but rather she invites others in to feel a part of the team she has created to succeed.
JoJo leads by caring for those around her with her natural management skills. She has been a fierce advocate for making the packaging room a more welcoming, efficient department. She is such a warm, often goofy, resilient presence in the greenhouse that improves everyone’s day. I am so excited to see what JoJo will accomplish in the new year – congrats JoJo!
JoJo is one of the sweetest people I know, both in the greenhouse and in life, in general. I haven’t worked one on one with her very much, but she’s always willing to bend over backwards to accommodate my needs. Thanks for being you, JoJo, and congrats on this amazing achievement!
JoJo is a natural leader. Her energy is infectious and working hard for her is easy. With JoJo, I know that I am always thought after, and she is unquestioning in her service to her people the Greenhouse. I am blessed to have such a witty, caring, patient, and intelligent manager.
KEVIN CROW | Packaging Associate
DESTINY KENNINGTON | Packaging Lead
NOAH RIAL | Fulfillment Lead
CINDY HANNON | Grow Well Director
GARY ENDECOTT | Farm Associate
It is hard to believe that Gary is a recent addition to the VH team because of how well he has slipped into the crazy days here at the greenhouse! Gary seems to be in a perpetually great mood, and it is hard not to have his smile infect the room (even through a mask!!) We are glad to have Gary and his positive mindset as a highly valued member of the team. Way to go Gary!!
Gary’s uplifting attitude and willingness to learn new things has had such a positive impact on the packaging team. He’s really fun to be around and is our newest multiplication wizard! We’re so happy to have him as part of our team!
MONIQUE CARDILLO | Local Sales Manager
Monique is committed to problem solving and communicates with everyone in the greenhouse clearly and effectively. She is an outstanding, bright personality to have in the greenhouse and we are so excited to have her on our team!
Monique works so hard to support all of our customers across Jackson, selling our products alongside providing wonderful customer service. She has also been an amazing partner for everyone at the greenhouse as a supportive team player, making sure we’re working together to bring Vertical Harvest to our community!
“Thibaud shows up to the greenhouse with energy and warmth. He consistently has a great attitude when performing tasks and while working with a team. We are so happy to have him back on our team, keep shining bright Thibaud!”
“We are very lucky to have Thibaud in the greenhouse! His capability to understand how others are feeling, and the way he holds himself and others accountable, make him a great member of any team effort. And between the classic tunes and thought provoking conversations, it is always a lively work shift when Thibaud is around! He is an extremely genuine guy, very friendly to all both inside and out of work (as long as they are responsible dog owners)!”
“Thibaud is always ready to work with such a positive attitude! He also has such great observations about the world around us…I always love to hear his thoughts.”
Congratulations Connor! The VH Team has chosen you as June Greenie of the Month! We are all appreciative of your positive attitude and hard work and love having you on our team!
“Connor is a very hard worker and has made a huge impact on the team since day one. His positive attitude and willingness to learn has been felt throughout the greenhouse. Thank you for everything you have done and keep up the good work!”
“Johnny is an absolute powerhouse in the racks department. Not just a superhero of seeding and a king of covering, he is also always thinking of ways to improve the world, or bringing smiles to the faces of his coworkers and friends with quotes and jokes from just about every piece of media you can imagine. Always keeping an eye out for those less fortunate, he is a friend you always appreciate having by your side. Way to go Johnny!”
“Johnny is a hard worker and a fantastic artist! I love how passionate he is about so many things!”
“From his work in both the packaging and fulfillment departments Crocker’s attention to detail and consistency helps the team reach our department goals on time and with efficiency. Thank you for your hard work Crocker- keep it up!”
“Crocker always has great recommendations for movies, shows and books!”
The Vertical Harvest Team has chosen both Tim and Charlotte to be January Greenies of the Month! Thank you for your positive energy, constant hard work, and keeping us all dancing!!
TIM MCLAURIN | Farm Associate
“Tim brings so much happiness, magic and fun to the greenhouse! He is an incredibly hard worker and loves his job. His enthusiasm is contagious and his energy is unstoppable. It is a pleasure working with Tim!”
CHARLOTTE HADLEY | Farm Associate
ROBIN VANHOUTEN | Farm Manager
“Robin is the foundation of the greenhouse. He brings bright energy into the farm every day and is THE best listener. Robin is a great friend, coworker, adventure partner, doggie play dater, and I am so thankful to have him on our team! He is one of a kind!”
“There are so many impressive things about Robin, but what stands out to me is his deep compassion for everyone around him. He treats everyone with respect, kindness and patience. And he loves to laugh and have fun and dance. I am grateful for the way he tackles every obstacle with so much optimism and open-mindedness. We are so lucky to have him as a leader of our greenhouse!”
“Robin’s positive attitude, determined, work, ethic, and compassion of all his co-workers defines VH leadership”
“Robin is so kind and always makes me smile!”
TAYLOR ECKERSON | Chief of Staff
Taylor, The Vertical Harvest Team recognizes you for your amazing dedication, positive attitude, and get-‘er-done capabilities! Thanks for all that you do for Vertical Harvest, we are so lucky to have you on our team!
“Taylor is the glue that keeps us all together. Not only are her organizational skills INCREDIBLE she also has the grace and the grit that keeps the team empowered and moving in a forward direction. Taylor’s kindness, compassion and leadership are all attributes that make her a wonderful team member and that embody the heart of Vertical Harvest! “
“Taylor is a hard worker. She is always positive. When you see Taylor she always has the biggest smile”
“Taylor is Vertical Harvest’s omniscient beacon of light. She’s the ultimate team member, a pillar of positivity, and an overall BADA$$. She helps guide all aspects of our team with grace and poise, while lifting us all up along the way. She keeps our tribe charging forward in the right direction and brings more to the table than she will ever give herself credit for. She is a warrior in our pursuit of Vertical Harvest making our mark on the world and we are lucky to have her on this journey!”
CHRIS ECKERSON | Facilities Manager
“Chris already fits seamlessly into our team and has brought so much determination to improve our systems.”
“Chris’s hard work and willingness to take on new tasks makes him a rockstar in the greenhouse. His calm presence and can-do attitude is a great asset for the team!”
“He takes on any challenge with a smile and determination to figure it out.”
EMILY PETERSON | Sales Director
“Emily is respectful, open-minded, extremely dedicated, and fun to work with.”
“She has very effective communication and problem-solving skills. She is always a very calming presence to be around.“
“Emily’s passion about what we do and grow is evident in all of her aspects of work!”
TY WARNER | Farm Associate
“His laugh and smile can easily light up a room.”
“Ty has one of the best work ethics that I’ve ever seen.”
“He is a hard worker who has an energetic high for life.”
SEAN STONE | Senior Facilities Associate
“It is the thoughtfulness he puts into everything he does that makes him an amazing co-worker. “
“Always willing to take on new challenges and responsibilities, Sean consistently represents the ‘professional growth’ pillar of the Grow Well model. “