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Congratulations Simone & Taylor!

Knecht’s is thrilled to announce we have two more certified professionals on our staff this year! Taylor Rasmussen and Simone Schneegans share in our passion and curiosity for all things plant related. They worked hard to pass a rigorous test qualifying them as a Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Professional with an emphasis in the Garden Center field.

Taylor has been part of the Knecht’s family since 2018. His strong organizational skills and steadfast work ethic makes him the perfect fit to lead our production crew. If we need to find a tree on our nearly 10 acres, Taylor always knows where to find it. He is a key player in our operations. With a background in biology, he is our in-house resource for questions about any critters that might be hopping, slithering or running through the nursery. Taylor is a kind, smart and reliable person that we are lucky to have as part of our team.

Simone is also starting her 4th season with Knecht’s and wears many hats here. She helps to lead our retail crew, exceeds at customer service, writes blogs for our website, and manages our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Not only is she creative and brilliant, but she also makes every day exciting and fun with her sweet and sassy personality. Simone has an extreme passion for all plants, which make her the perfect fit as part of our Knecht’s family.

Simone and Taylor join Jim, Leif, Deb, Bernie, Tracy and Heidi with the MNLA – Certified Professional credentials. We believe the benefits of continued education in our line of work are invaluable and want to help every one of our customers and staff be successful in any gardening and landscaping efforts. We are grateful for the efforts Simone and Taylor have put into their education and every day on the job. Congratulations Simone and Taylor!