Our People

Emory Knoll Farms is as much a living organism as the plants we grow!  Our people bring a diverse range of backgrounds, core areas of expertise, and interests; and we openly embrace these differences to make the team we now have.  We also share many important attributes, such as personal integrity, work ethic, and professionalism.

As a whole, we endeavor to be a learning organization.

Ed Snodgrass – Owner and President:
Edmund C. Snodgrass, a fifth-generation farmer, and nurseryman is owner and president of Emory Knoll Farms, Inc. and Green Roof Plants.

As a green roof and horticulture specialist, Ed has consulted on projects throughout the United States and also in England, France, New Zealand, China, Australia, Mexico, Sweden and Morocco.

Ed collaborates on green roof research with academic institutions including University of Maryland, Penn State University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Auckland, and Sheffield University.  A popular speaker and published author, Ed teaches and lectures widely, at universities and conferences, both close to home, and around the world.

Ed is the co-author of Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide (Timber Press 2006), The Green Roof Manual – A Professional Guide to Design, Installation and Maintenance (Timber Press 2010) and Small Green Roofs (Timber Press 2011).

Carey Rowsom – Sales and Shipping: Carey has been with EKF since 2005. Her extensive experience makes her a great customer contact. She creates estimates, organizes sales, and coordinates plant deliveries. Prior to joining our team, she was employed at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, for nearly 2 decades, working in the Animal Science and Welfare Dept. She has long been interested in environmental conservation. And, she dreams of living in Ireland….someday.

Ann Gaydos – Sales and Customer Service:  Ann has significant experience as a Project Manager and is ideally suited for coordinating customer orders. After an award-winning media career at ABC, NBC and PBS, she has chosen to follow her avid, longtime interest in plants, and is helping us to promote and educate customers about green roofs. We are lucky to have her accomplished and insightful input in sales and customer service.

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