My name is Dana Kelley Bressette. I have a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Washington State University and a master’s degree in Urban Horticulture from the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture. For my master’s thesis I studied the Possible Causes of Decline for the Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii).
I worked for the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma from 1987-1992 in the production greenhouses at Point Defiance and at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory.
Currently, I am the Plant Production Manager and Sales Consultant at Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery in Gig Harbor, Washington but I also spent 17+ years tutoring, mostly basic math and algebra, at Sylvan Learning Center, while raising my son, Sky Hawk Bressette.
My family lives in a solar home built by my husband, Edmund, on 6 acres on the Key Peninsula, near Gig Harbor, Washington. I plant native plants and fruit & nut trees and berry plants on my own property. The whole family enjoys hiking & camping. I also enjoy genealogy research. Learning how my ancestors lived helps to put an historical context to the interactions of people and their environment!