I’m Annie. I’m the . . .
My favorite memories are made outside. I like to spend time with my boyfriend, pets, friends, and myself – enjoying being alive – through gardening, hiking, biking, camping and walking.
I have genuine interest in helping the rest of humanity see the world from a greener perspective; it makes us nicer, calmer, smarter, healthier, more well rounded people–it’s pretty selfish of me . . .
My education is in horticulture and most of my professional background is in horticulture; feel free to visit my LinkedIn profile to read more about my experiences.
Hello, my name is Hollie Niblett and I studied horticultural therapy because my name is so botanical. No, not really, but it is a funny coincidence. Actually, my first degree is in cultural anthropology. Once that was done, I thought, not knowing anything about the plants, flowers and trees around me really bites. So I went right back and got another degree in horticultural therapy. Since then I’ve had some of the coolest jobs: managing a greenhouse program with kids at an alternative school, creating gardens with children, designing sensory gardens, working with juveniles in trouble. A few years ago I started in the field of sales and marketing and more recently threw my hat in as as an entrepreneur: writing, photographing and designing my way through life in Costa Rica, an incredible adventure I share with my husband, Brian and daughter, Maya. I grew up in Oklahoma City and have some great memories from home, but, wow, the sheer amount of vegetation and diversity in Costa Rica has been incredible to experience and live among. I’ve been like a kid in a candy store since we moved here in August, 2013. Living in this environment, I have discovered a new depth to the sheer wonder and complexity of nature, and all the living things in it. I will bring this sense of awe with me, we all will, when we return to the United States later this year for the next stage of our adventure. Pura vida!
Learn more about my work at LinkedIn.