Geri received her Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Horticulture with a Business minor from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985. Upon graduation, she went to work as a landscape designer and clubhouse grounds manager of a country club in Prospect, Kentucky.
In 1992, Geri started her own business doing interior plant maintenance and exterior landscape design and installation for commercial and residential customers. After several years of building the business, Geri opened a retail Garden Center in Crescent Hill.
Because of her proven success as a self-starter, Geri was invited to join Frank Otte Nursery in Jeffersontown, Kentucky to start and manage the landscape division for the newest location of Frank Otte Nursery.
In her 20+ years with Frank Otte Nursery of Jeffersontown, Geri has established many dedicated clients both residentially and commercially. Many of her residential clients have been with her ten years or more. Honest, reliable service is often mentioned as the number one reason for this loyalty. It is this reputation that has made it comfortable for clients to recommend Geri to friends and family.
On a commercial level, Geri has worked with Drury Hotels for ten years landscaping new hotels throughout Ohio and Kentucky. Brasch Barry General Contractors, Central State Hospital and Pace Construction are other long term clients.
Through her time working with commercial customers, whether in the Louisville area or in another state, Geri has successfully run large projects to ensure they run on time and on budget.
Geri is also involved in many networking groups, and is very active in her church.
Most importantly, Geri enjoys spending time with her husband and their young daughter at home working in the yard; participating in girl scouts or enjoying time with her extended family at Dale Hallow Lake.