Meet Our Horticulturist
KaMele Sanchez is our new horticulturalist. KaMele will be working closely with you and our garden maintenance crews to enhance their expertise and help lead a program where we can better partner with you in maintaining your garden just the way you want it.
KaMele is of Hawaiian/Filipino descent and was raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Growing up with her father's landscape company inspired her passion for plants and her desire to learn the science behind plants.
Before joining Greenwise, KaMele was a horticulturalist for the Chicago Botanic Gardens, and prior to that she did conservation and restoration work, as well as interned with Davey Tree and Costa Farms. And, while community outreach is challenging right now, KaMele is still managing by teaching a class at the Botanic Gardens and presenting online with her high school agricultural teacher's class.
She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, with a minor in Plant Health. KaMele is very excited to meet you and help you achieve your garden dreams!
Here's a fun fact about KaMele...She's a two-time All-American wrestler from Colorado State University. Pretty cool.