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Speakers from Oregon

Amy Bryant Aiello

Amy Bryant Aiello studied installation art and photography at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband own Artemisia, a popular boutique specializing in terrariums, indoor gardens, and fine art.

Linda Beutler

Linda Beutler has been the curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection since 2007 and in 2013 was elected the first American president of the International Clematis Society.

Paul Bonine

Paul Bonine is a garden writer, lecturer, and owner of the wholesale specialty plant nursery Xera Plants, in Portland, Oregon. He has consulted for NPR, the Sunset Western Garden Book, and The Oregonian. When not in his nursery, Paul lectures on topics including low-water gardening, unusual vines, and deer-resistant gardening.

Kate Bryant

Kate Bryant lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon. She has contributed to gardening books, newspapers, and magazines including Portland Monthly, where her column, Dig, and gardening blog, Plantwise, appear.

James Luther Davis

James Luther Davis is a naturalist for Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces and for Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Areas. He also teaches and guides tours for the Portland chapter of the National Audubon Society. He holds a master's degree in zoology from Colorado State University.

Richard H. Engeman

Pacific Northwest historian and archivist Richard H. Engeman graduated from Reed College and holds graduate degrees from the University of Oregon and from the University of Washington. Formerly public historian of the Oregon Historical Society, he serves on the Portland Landmarks Commission and on the board of the Oregon Museums Association and the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program and is the principal of Oregon Rediviva, a historical writing and consulting firm.

Tom Fischer

Before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2004, Tom was the editor of Horticulture magazine in Boston, Massachusetts. His experiences as a bi-coastal gardener and his inexhaustible curiosity about plants have shaped his new garden, which in 2008 was profiled in The Oregonian. A prolific writer as well as an editor, his articles have been featured in magazines such as Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated, and Martha Stewart Living.

Laura O. Foster

As a self-professed forensic pedestrian who honed her craft in Portland, Laura O. Foster writes about Oregon's urban centers, small towns, and natural areas. With wit and insight, she tells the stories — geologic, architectural, botanical, and arcane — of this topographically diverse and beautiful state.

Roger Gossler

Roger Gossler grew up in Springfield, Oregon, and currently is the buyer and main grower for Gossler Farms Nursery. He avidly researches what is new in the trade and worthy of inclusion in the nursery's catalog, and he speaks regularly to garden groups around the country.

Patricia A. Harding

Patricia A. Harding is an orchid enthusiast who enjoys explaining taxonomy issues to fellow enthusiasts. She speaks frequently on the topic, and is an accredited American Orchid Society judge. She has been growing and photographing orchids for three decades.

Dan Heims

Dan Heims has been deeply involved in horticulture since 1974 and has lectured worldwide. He is currently the president of Terra Nova Nurseries and has been published in American Gardener, Garden Design, and Horticulture magazines to name a few.

Sarah Baker Munro

Sarah Baker Munro is past president of the board of Friends of Timberline Lodge, and has been voted the historian of Timberline Lodge by Friends of Timberline. She has appeared on several public broadcasting television segments related to lodges in the Pacific Northwest.

Max Smith

Max Smith is a wildlife biologist currently working with the U.S. Forest Service. Since 2003, he has studied the mechanisms through which invasive plants and wildfire influence the reproductive success of birds.

Sarah Swanson

Sarah Swanson has worked as an environmental educator for the Audubon Society of Portland. She loves teaching adults and children about natural history by leading field trips and classes.