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.
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.
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.
Currently she works remotely with the management team on strategic planning, business operations and marketing. In her free time, she enjoys being a board member of Point Blue Conservation Science, photography, volunteer ski patrolling, biking, cow-girling and cooking.
Will developed a close connection to nature early on while exploring his father’s landscaping job sites and being quizzed on the genus and species of plants while hiking Mt. Tam.
With a background as a touring musician and tour manager, Will has gained experience in team management, collaboration, and organization through his years performing and traveling internationally. Recently joining the Pacific Nurseries’ team, Will’s focus is on operations management as he proudly continues the tradition of supplying the Bay Area with high-quality landscape material.
Nothing makes him happier than to drive through San Francisco and see Pacific Nurseries’ plants adding to the beauty and charm of the city he grew up in.
Chase has fond memories of growing up with Pacific Nurseries as the family business. He remembers helping out on the yard as a kid, potting cuttings into 4″ pots, and playing in shade houses with his brother Will. Now years later, he is proud to be involved in the management of the business and is excited to help Pacific Nurseries continue to grow.
With a background in leadership his experience includes serving as General Manager for a popular LA restaurant and Director of Operations for an online apparel company. He is motivated to help people within a company operate as a cohesive team and he derives satisfaction in working to establish an environment where staff are happy, challenged, and improving. He believes that when a team operates with mutual respect and love for their jobs, they will in turn create a place that customers feel welcome and invited.
He assists in several areas of the business including operational oversight, process improvement, employee development, hiring, and strategic planning.
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.
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.
David Kurtenbach Rivera has been a lifelong gardener and enjoys observing plants and trees as they change from season to season. Taxonomy and forestry are two of his favorite topics, and he very much enjoys plant identification as part of his work on the Sales Team.
Some of his favorite plants are the workhorses of industrial landscaping: Rhaphiolepis, Griselinia, and Vinca major. On the weekends, David is out enjoying beautiful views from San Francisco’s Parks.
David just finished his first year of a degree in Environmental Horticulture at City College of San Francisco
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.
Andre joined Pacific Nurseries in 2015 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.
Mario worked for Pacific Nurseries as a teenager, then started and ran his own landscape business for 23 years before moving on to owning and operating a retail nursery for the next ten years.
He has now returned to his roots at Pacific Nurseries, bringing a myriad of experiences and a rich understanding of the needs of landscape contractors. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing golf with his friends.
Office | Administration
As financial controller, Jenny focuses on the management and accounting operations at PN. She enjoys the financial analysis, performing internal audits and embraces the challenges of problem solving.
With her seasoned accounting background, Jenny provides timely and relevant reports to the management team as well as to external users. She works closely with the management team to create monthly and annual reports which provide not only a sense of personal satisfaction, but support Pacific Nurseries’ growth in the industry. In her free time, Jenny enjoys travel, hiking and patio gardening.
Edith has worked in the Human Resources field for more than 10 years. She possesses experience in several aspects of Human Resources including hiring, employee relations, payroll, compliance, worker’s compensation, safety, benefits, and training.
Her background experience comes from the Facilities industry in which she oversaw 300+ union-nonunion employees. She holds a degree in Business Administration as well as a Human Resources Management Certification from San Francisco State University. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
What Edith loves about her profession is to be able to make an impact on people’s lives. She sees that even small actions can make a huge difference to a business. Her job satisfaction comes from watching people grow and develop in their roles, especially employees that she hires, onboards and trains herself. During her free time, she loves to go for long walks outdoors with her husband and kids. She also enjoys cooking delicious meals for her family.
As an experienced business administrator with a keen interest in supporting Pacific Nurseries’ daily operations, organization, and efficiency, Cathy looks forward to providing the best possible support to the staff and customers while gaining insight into the industry. With over 20 years in the field of education, she developed a love of helping others grow and flourish and applies that to her business operations through considerate interaction with others and thoughtful decision making. Cathy is a third generation San Franciscan who loves spending time with her horse, her family, cooking for others, listening to music, flower arranging, and doing anything outdoors. “The Earth laughs in flowers”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
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