The GrowGeneration Commercial Account Managers are here to advise your team and can help determine the best style of cultivating for your operation.
Our Commercial Account Managers truly shine when determining how to best maximize space in each grow room, taking into consideration lighting, fertigation, irrigation, atmosphere controls, table and benching designs, and harvest schedules.
Jeremy's professional career started in 2004 when he and his wife opened a hydroponics retail store. With 6 years of prior cultivating experience and knowledge to offer their customers, the store was a success. It was bought out by a competitor that went on to build the largest hydroponics store on the East Coast. The company was acquired by GrowGeneration in 2018 and Jeremy became Vice President of GrowGeneration Management Corp. Jeremy's vast experience, allows him to confidently consult in: facility designs (lighting, table layout, irrigation, facility work flow, HVAC, building management systems), advising on cultivation techniques, properly forecasting budget needs, and managing a team of knowledgeable staff across the country. Jeremy has worked on over 500,000 square feet of canopy space. Jeremy lives his life as stated by A.J. Darkholme, "always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn."
Laurel Horne is the communicator/organizer for the Commercial Account Team and overall customer service liaison for commercial customers. Her goal is to make sure all client's needs are being met as effectively and efficiently as possible by all team members. Laurel does this by working to streamline all processes and procedures and then adjusting the course as needed with the feedback from the Commercial Account Managers. She strives to empower the internal team by providing them with the resources they need and the confidence to move ahead in handling all their commercial customer's needs. Laurel's drive to find systematic approaches to solve problems and/or prevent them comes from owning and successfully managing two companies (Solar Seed Hydroponics and Fuel Fitness), and her athletic training background (Master of Science in athletic training).
Traveling, spending time with family, and loving her eight dogs are Laurel's favorite things to do and what motivates her every day.
David has worked in the hydroponics industry for about 8 years. He has helped manage and build multiple GrowGeneration stores, while working exclusively with commercial clients for almost 2 years. David originally broke into the industry at a small store in Tennessee and moved to Colorado in late 2014. He has been growing at various scales for about 13 years and managed approximately 4,000 square feet of canopy space. David was born in the Northeast, and moved to the South, spending most of his time in Memphis, Tennessee until just about 5 years ago. In his spare time, he likes to go see live music, garden, and enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado. His family has a farm in Mississippi which he tries to visit as often as possible.
George Vasilopoulos is 44 years old, born to Greek immigrant parents, and grew up in Chicago. George is the former owner of Ilios Garden Supply in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. George was also employed at One Love Garden Supply in Denver, Colorado as a store manager, and then moved on to Commercial Sales. Currently George's commercial business accounts for more than 500,000 square feet of canopy space. He and his wife enjoy traveling and being at home with their two dogs, Bear and Roxi. They love to cook, host friends and family, and enjoy nature. Their love for live music is what originally brought them together. George has many friends and contacts in the music industry, specifically with bands that are or have been involved with the Grateful Dead, Phish, Umphrey's McGee, STS9, Pretty Lights, and Widespread Panic.
Geoffrey Gorman is an 11-year resident of Colorado who has an extensive background in operations management, and sales. Before his time with GrowGeneration, Geoff was the operations manager and head grower for a local dispensary. After that, Geoff parlayed his experience into industrial cultivation, running 80,000 square feet of warehouse space and 50,000 square feet of greenhouse cultivation space. 6 years ago, Geoff became a private caretaker. As a private caretaker, he has treated individuals of all ages with a wide range of ailments from cancer to behavioral therapy. His recognition of the plant as medicine arrived long before his native area of New England. Geoff's hobbies include snowboarding and playing music.
Andrew Harling has been part of the GrowGeneration family since the spring of 2017. Today Andrew's emphasis is on commercial sales and account management, along with new product development and R&D. Prior to coming on at GrowGeneration, Andrew spent time working as lead grower for a dispensary in Colorado Springs, and spent 6 years managing a large retail hydroponics shop. Over the past 20 years, Andrew has assisted in the construction of countless grows and has experimented with virtually every style of growing imaginable. As a grower, Andrew is particularly interested in hydroponics and has designed indoor grows with all sorts of automated watering and climate control systems. While working as a grower at a dispensary, he was responsible for maintaining all aspects
of a grow with 100 flowering lights and 48 veg lamps, as well as handled cloning and propagation for the entire facility.
Andrew considers himself an avid gardener and in his spare time, he enjoys studying classical guitar and spending time with his family.
Don has a wealth of industry knowledge and has worked as the Director of Operations at Grand Traverse Compassionate Connection. Don has also spent time working as the Warehouse Manager and worked in inside sales at Biofloral USA and outside sales at Rambridge Wholesale. The bulk of Don's industry experience has been in distribution. While at Rambridge Wholesale, Don led sales in the US with Gavita Lighting, and assisted in the designs and layouts of multiple large scale grow operations. Don has worked with well over 1 million sq. ft of canopy space, which continues to grow daily. In his free time Don enjoys playing ice hockey with his son.
Shantel, or "Shaq", is GrowGeneration's Pueblo West Manager. She worked as a caretaker for 3 years under a local mentor before starting work at Pueblo Hydroponics in 2010, and has since worked under the GrowGeneration name for the past 4 years. Shaq now has 10 years of industry experience and over 10 years of growing expertise and knowledge. Based in Pueblo, Colorado, Shaq consults on many grows in the Southern Colorado region, from Walsenburg to Colorado Springs. Currently, she is working or helping service over 30 grows and dispensaries with over 80,000 sq. ft of canopy space. She loves dogs, white wine, landscape and cloud photography, as well as thriller novels.