Always the dreamer and adventurer, he started Tropiflora in the early '70s as an outgrowth of a bromeliad collecting hobby. A "hobby gone bad" he says. Following years of collecting reptiles and traveling the Caribbean and Latin America, he discovered bromeliads or they discovered him and the direction of his life was changed for evermore. Collecting and exploring were always his first interests in the plant world and over the years he and Linda have visited over 25 countries on more than 100 trips and expeditions. Together they have made travel, adventure, plant exploring, speaking, writing and the nursery business a way of life. He and Linda are now passing their passion for plants on to their children, to take Tropiflora into the second generation.sitatibus ius et. Erat etiam duo id, sea fugit malorum posidonium an, an mel voluptua consetetur cotidieque
We have always considered Tropiflora to be a 'mom and pop' operation and Linda is definitely the mom. This is especially true now that our two children Robin and Scott are part of the business. She has always treated our employees as extended family and keeps us all well grounded. When Linda and I married, Tropiflora was a tiny, fledgling business and Linda poured herself into it wholeheartedly, doing everything from potting to landscaping and all the office work. She is still active in all aspects of running the nursery and takes care of 'the books'. Linda is very customer oriented and handles much of our telephone business and wholesale customers. Though she claims not to be an expert about plants, her knowledge of our stock, especially bromeliads, is very impressive. Linda has traveled the country and the world along side of her husband Dennis (that's me) collecting plants in the jungles and deserts and attending conferences, sales, and aiding in our lectures across the globe. She is the face and voice of Tropiflora to many of our long time clients.