We are so proud of the talented team we have built over the years. Our entire company is filled with knowledgable, kind and hard-working individuals. Read more down below to get to know these lovely people even better.
Owner and Garden Designer
Mary Berry is the owner and founder of Mary Berry’s Gardening established in 2006. She feels fortunate and blessed to be able to teach and explore her passion, which is nature, plants and gardening with her employees and her customers. Mary is so excited and proud to be able to create jobs and amazing horticulturists in Superior Township for the past 17 years. She met her dear husband Paul 38 years ago in culinary school. They share a love of cooking for their family and friends when they're not running around with their grandchildren.
Office and Operations Manager
Chris, the organizer of all things, earned a bachelor's degree in business from Madonna University with a lifetime career of business management. She has always had a passion for gardening and completed the MSU Extension Master Gardener course after joining Mary Berry's Gardening. In 2016, she retired from her last night job and joined Mary's full time working as the office/operations manager. When she is not at work, she spends her free time gardening, baking, crafting, refinishing furniture and drinking wine with her sisters.
The pack of office dogs are a beloved feature at the Mary Berry's workplace. On the average day you can find up to seven adorable small dogs sleeping beneath their feet, keeping them focused. Stop by and you will meet Penelope the Yorkie Schnauzer. Rain the Shih Tzu. Bella and Coco the Pomeranians. Finnagan the Maltese Shih Tzu. Frank the Poodle mix and Charlie the Shitzu mix.
Production Manager: Garden Maintenance, Sales, and Employment
Courtney started her career at Mary Berry’s in 2016 after getting her degree in English Language & Literature with a minor in Environmental Studies at University of Michigan. She completed a farm-to-table internship at a permaculture farm in Hawaii and quickly fell in love with plants. She trained as a Gardener, Lead Gardener, and went on to get her Master Gardener Certification. In the office, she manages all of our regular maintenance customers, hires and manages our team of gardeners, meets customers on-site to quote gardening services, and more. Courtney lives in Ypsilanti with her cat Tulsi and enjoys hiking, cooking, music, and tending to a growing collection of house plants.
Designs, Installations and Marketing
With a background in apparel design, Courtney brings her love of colors, textures and technical design to garden design. She fell in love with gardening while working at Mary Berry’s during the pursuit of her BFA in design. After a few years in the apparel industry, she returned to Mary Berry’s and her love of gardens. She loves how designing with plant life can grow and change over time taking on a life of its own. She is passionate about creating garden spaces that are not only aesthetically enjoyable for humans but also consider the benefits to our greater ecosystem. She is continually working on tying in sustainable, maintainable plant life into the residential garden. She also enjoys digging in the dirt with her daughters and pups.
Natalie berry is a painter, performance artist, veggie enthusiast and yogi. She loves digging in the dirt, and recreating the splendor of nature on any canvas, even on the Mary Berry’s trucks and trailers! She has a degree of fine art from EMU. Is her spare time, she loves reading while snuggled with her cat, and looking for bumble bees on hikes with her partner and son.
Alex is a certified Master Gardener and has worked for Mary Berry's for four years. He has always had a love for natural/plant biology. He really enjoys working outside and getting his hands dirty. His favorite part of the job is getting to completely renovate overtaken garden beds, and clearing out non-native species that do not belong. He lives in his new home with his partner, who has the same name! In his free time he loves camping, gardening, and snowboarding.
Marketing and Administrative Specialist
Kayla's passion for plants and love of the outdoors shines while in the garden. She loves the satisfaction of completing large complex cleanup and installation projects. You will never catch her wearing gloves as she truly enjoys having her hands in the soil. Putting together glorious porch pot displays is her favorite element of her job as it as it allows her creativity to be showcased. She also creates and executes marketing campaigns and helps with office productivity. Kayla's home is on 12 acres and she has plans to turn her land into a self-sufficient homestead.
Alma has a background in environmental science, and this is her fourth season at Mary Berry’s and third year as a lead gardener. Her favorite part of gardening is being able to see plants flourish from the care and attention they get throughout the season. She has a passion for growing beautiful flowers in her spare time, and is excited to be kickstarting the flower farm project this year at MBG. Alma is a new homeowner and lives with her partner, two cats, and two dogs.
Emily has always enjoyed working with her hands. She grew up gardening and helping with woodworking projects around the house. She loves a good before and after whether it's starting with a piece of wood and ending with a birdhouse, or bringing your garden back to sparkling! Emily enjoys being outside, spending her free time with her two cats, playing board games and crafting in one medium or another.
Devins love of the outdoors and transforming properties comes through in all aspects of this job. Wether he is mulching, gardening, transplanting, making new garden areas, or anything in between, you can see his passion through his work. He looks forward to working with you, and making all your gardening dreams come true. Devin lives in Ypsilanti and when he's not at work, you can find him exploring the great outdoors
The Mary Berry's Barn would not be complete without our two beloved barn cats; Oliver and JoJo. The crews love the warm welcome they offer everyone each and every morning. They were resuced from the Huron Valley Humane Society. Oliver is a sweet gentle old man while JoJo is a spunky and feisty lady.