Kathy Seitz – Master Gardener
Kathy joined the Garden Center Team and became a Master Gardener! Kathy is a retired special needs teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. Her knowledge of water requirements in perennials is extensive. She is also very adept at showing off her pruning skills!
Samantha Meade – Plant Health Specialist
Samantha Meade is currently a student of Horticulture at Joliet Junior College with an emphasis on Urban Forestry! Her goals are to help educate people in both Conservation & Horticulture. This is Sam’s first season with us at Allied Nursery & Garden Center, and she will use this experience to achieve her goals within her degree!
Allied Nursery & Garden Center offers many services to its customers! Stop in and talk with our Knowledgeable Staff! This year The Garden Center Staff also became Certified Proven Winners Specialists.
Kristi Seitz – Garden Center Manager & Landscape Architect
Kristi is a Licensed Landscape Architect with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture thru University of Illinois. She is available for consultation via Design Days at the Garden Center or by appointment at your home or business, where she can offer her years of expertise to help design a stunning and unique landscape for you.
Lyn Nitz-Mercaeant – Asst. Garden Center Manager – Resident Horticulturalist
Lyn is our Resident Horticulturalist. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture from Kankakee Community College as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science thru University of Phoenix. She has been a Master Gardener for almost 15 years. Lyn can help identify problems in your soil as well as identify pest problems. Her knowledge is helpful to identifying specific plant requirements for your landscape.
Our Current Staff