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Our Team
At your service.
From one item to an entire installation, our seasoned nursery specialists are ready to work with you to place an order or answer a question about your landscape project.
Just contact us or give us a call us at 650.755.2330. You could also do the old-fashioned thing and stop by to see for yourself what we’ve grown into after 148 years.
Leadership
Don Baldocchi | Pacific Nurseries

Don Baldocchi
President

As a third generation Californian and second generation San Franciscan, Don is also President of Pacific Nurseries. He earned his degree in ornamental horticulture at the University of California, Davis. His hands-on experience includes 15 years of success as a landscape contractor. Don gives back and remains connected to the landscape community through education, support and involvement in organizations including Pacific Horticulture and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. His “feel good” satisfaction comes from knowing the Bay Area is greener and more beautiful by helping his customers succeed.
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Julie Baldocchi | Pacific Nurseries

Julie Baldocchi
Vice President

After 15 years of running a successful commercial photography business, Julie came to Pacific Nurseries in 1997 when she and Don Baldocchi bought the company. She spent the next ten years working with Don and the team of devoted employees to develop Pacific Nurseries into the quality operation it is now. Currently she works remotely dividing her time between working on marketing, integrating new technologies and her photography.
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Don Schenone | Pacific Nurseries

Don Schenone
Purchasing + Dispatch

Don began his career in the nursery business as a young assistant at Pacific Nurseries. He continued his work while earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Davis in Agricultural Economics and Business Management. Don worked at Pacific Nurseries for over twenty-two years, then moved on to earn experience in landscape construction and management on municipal and commercial projects. He returned to Pacific Nurseries where he brings new insights and valuable market experience that helps us meet the needs of landscape professionals.
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Customer Service | Sales
Hugo Levy | Pacific Nurseries

Hugo Levy
Customer Service + Sales

Hugo began working for Pacific Nurseries in 2015 as a sales and customer service representative. His history includes work with several Bay Area retail nurseries in sales, purchasing and management. He also has experience as an independent landscape consultant. Hugo brings unique customer experience to the wholesale nursery business and enjoys helping our customers succeed.
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Alana Fitzgerald | Pacific Nurseries

Alana Fitzgerald
Customer Service + Sales

As a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Peninsula, Alana started her career with a bachelors’s degree in Biology from UC Berkeley. This led to many dimensions of work experience including lab research, field data collection and classroom instruction as a wildlife and restoration Biologist.

She has also owned a small greenhouse and gardening business and has worked in retail nurseries before starting as a sales representative at Pacific Nurseries.

Her focus is on helping landscape professionals use CA native trees and plants in their landscapes. The result helps to establish islands of natural habitat for birds and other wildlife in the Bay Area urban environment.
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Andre Schad | Pacific Nurseries

Andre Schad
Plant Production + Maintenance

Andre joined Pacific Nurseries in 2105 and he is responsible for the health of our large plant inventory. He concentrates his efforts on plant nutrition and biological control. For over thirty years, he has worked in the nursery and greenhouse industries as a devoted supporter of independent small business and entrepreneurship.
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David Calibo | Pacific Nurseries

David Calibo
Inventory Management

David has been with Pacific Nurseries since 2006 and is responsible for inventory tracking as well as sales. David earned a degree in Horticulture and also majored in vegetable production. He enjoys growing and the production dimensions of the plant business. His history includes owning an orchid and honeybee business. He is currently interested in the many varieties of water-saving succulents.
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Sophia Blocher | Pacific Nurseries

Sophia Blocher
Customer Service + Sales

Sophia earned her degree in Sustainable Landscape Management and Design from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As a member of our sales team, she brings hands-on experience from her work in commercial landscaping and irrigation design. She is interested in helping landscape professionals get all the plants that they need to make their project a success. And she looks forward to eventually getting the whole office to dress up in costume for Halloween.
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Jason Fuller | Pacific Nurseries

Jason Fuller
Customer Service + Sales

Jason has worked in Bay Area nurseries for over thirty years. Before arriving at Pacific Nurseries, Jason started his career in greens keeping at the Half Moon Bay links. He also has expertise in field growing cut flowers and has years of retail experience and problem solving at local nurseries including a position as assistant manager.
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Mario DiGrande | Pacific Nurseries

Mario DiGrande
Customer Service + Sales

Mario started his career at Pacific Nurseries after high school graduation in 1987. He left in 1989 to start a landscaping business and serviced commercial and residential properties throughout the Bay Area for over 23 years. He then purchased Thornhill Nursery in the East Bay in 2010 where he gained valuable experience in plant sourcing and nursery management.

After 30 years, he returned to Pacific Nurseries bringing a seasoned perspective in both wholesale and retail nursery problem solving. He now applies all of his knowledge and skill to helping landscape professionals overcome their project challenges with confidence and proven expertise. When he’s not in the nursery, he enjoys restoring classic cars, cooking and playing with his dogs.
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Office | Administration
Karen Largent | Pacific Nurseries

Karen Largent
Reception

Karen is the hub of our operations and the gateway to reaching all of our staff. She brings a great spirit to our operation and knows how to connect people to people and solutions to issues. So give us a call and let Karen help you get to the resources you need ASAP.
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Jenny Lombardo | Pacific Nurseries

Jenny Lombardo
Full-charge Bookkeeper

Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in the bookkeeping and accounting. She has been at Pacific Nurseries since 2006 and performs all accounting functions including: accounts payable, account reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, cash flow monitoring and financial reporting. Jenny earned her B.A in Accounting and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and is currently interested in obtaining a NACPB license as a certified public bookkeeper.
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Vanessa Ramos | Pacific Nurseries

Vanessa Ramos
Human Resources

Vanessa joined Pacific Nurseries in 2016 and is responsible for all Human Resources and Payroll operations. She holds a PHR from the HR Certification Institute and her experience in human resources ranges from large corporations to small and midsized organizations. She is also our event planner for company events and professional gatherings. As a part-time employee, she is also a full-time mom.
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