Our Team

Jere White
The King of Green
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With a Masters Degree in Biology from Stanford University and over 30 years of experience in the Nursery and Horticultural Industries, Jere knows what he's talking about when it comes to plants. As the owner of White Forest Nursery and host of KERN - 1180 Garden Party Radio Show, making people successful in the garden is his ultimate goal. Making gardening fun and easy is what it's all about. Because of that, Jere utilized his horticultural knowledge and expertise to develop the soil treatments GardenMax, TurfMax, and PenMax Plus. These soil treatments were developed with the beginner gardener in mind to bring success to everyone in the garden.
Rita White
Owner
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Scouring the country from Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Atlanta and Chicago, Rita is meticulous in her selection of fine gift items she brings into our gift shop. Unique items from around the world can be found here. Though much of her efforts can be seen inside our gift shop, Rita is a major influence on White Forest's "creative side" which can be seen throughout the nursery. One example of these fun things to see are Rita's baby desert tortoises named Turt and Urtle both of whom she can never resist showing off to all the kids.
Eric White
Business Development
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The son of Rita and Jere, Eric has returned from earning his Masters in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to help improve nursery operations. Though many times you can find him in the yard helping customers, he is mainly involved in the marketing, operations, and business development of the nursery.
Lydia Delao
Bedding Plants Specialist
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Along with a great knowledge of the plants we have in stock, Lydia is one of the top nurserywomen in the county who can diagnose problems with sick plants. From insect and fungus problems to plant ID, she is one of the best in providing this very important service to our customers. Lydia is also in charge of our extensive bedding plant selection including colorful flowers, vegetables, and groundcovers.
Sharon Kaye
Bookkeeper & Procedure
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Sharon works behind the scenes keeping our i's dotted and t's crossed. Keeping the State happy and making sure we are in the black is a tough job! Keeping our books straight and keeping the office running smoothly, Sharon is a great asset to our team.
 
 
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