NOVEMBER 2019 MEETING

NOVEMBER 21ST MEETING¬† THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST –¬†6:30 p.m. Naples Conference Center 1455 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL Peter T. Lin Presents: “Mini-Catts; Delightful Cattleyas in Miniature” Peter is a world-famous orchid grower and hybridizer, having...

David Custer ~ Treasurer

David Custer grew up in Iowa, but lived in the Washington, DC area for 42 years.  In 1990 he founded an environmental consulting business and was President and CEO for 20 years.  He and his wife Marcia moved to Naples full-time in 2014.  David works...

Paxon Roan ~ Director 1, Education

Hello GCOA, loving orchids is part of who I am.  This love was fostered by my mom who collected orchids too.  After I moved out of the house, she gave me a few orchids.  2-3 turned into about 50 very quickly.  Now I have hundreds.  She and I...

John Finer ~ Director 2, Education

John Finer is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University. Although he spent his professional career working on biotechnology of crop plants, his passion has always been growing tropical plants and especially...

Sharon McKie ~ Director 3, Communications

Originally from the Pacific NW, she has resided in Florida for the past 35 years. She attended the University of Washington majoring in Audio-Visual Arts and Oregon State University majoring in Horticulture. She owned and operated S & J Nursery in Homestead for 10...