Carolyn Jones is the director of the Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, where she is also in charge of the Great Plant Picks program. She worked for many years at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a horticultural technical editor, and is the author of two books and numerous magazine articles.
Tanya DeMarsh-Dodson has gardened since she could walk and has worked in the field of horticulture for more than twenty years, currently in the Puget Sound Basin. She has served on a Great Plant Picks Committee since 2000, maintains a garden consultation business, and volunteers with the Garden Conservancy’s Northwest Network.
Steve Brigham and his wife Donna are the proprietors of Buena Creek Gardens, located in San Marcos in northern San Diego County. Steve is a founder of the San Diego Horticultural Society. Both have been active in the nursery industry in California for several decades.
Richard G Turner Jr is the editor emeritus of Pacific Horticulture. After receiving degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Michigan more than thirty years ago, he escaped to California, where he has worked in the fields of garden design, public garden education and administration, and garden publishing. His small, chemical-free San Francisco garden provides habitat for wildlife while serving as a test ground for mediterranean-climate plants.
Pamela Waterman is a freelance writer who gardens in Pasadena, California. She has written frequently about gardens and gardeners in Pacific Horticulture, most recently about the work of landscape architect Isabelle Greene of Santa Barbara. She is now working on a book about Isabelle’s gardens. She has been an advisor to Pacific Horticulture‘s Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies symposia.