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Meet The Team

YOU + PRIDES CORNER = A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP

YOUR PRIDES CORNER TEAM WORKS EVERY DAY TO UNLEASH THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

  • Your Prides Corner sales team listens to your needs and provides solutions to problems you face daily
  • Your Prides Corner growing team is maniacally focused on growing the highest quality, most diverse plant selection to make it easy for Your customers to buy
  • Your Prides Corner shipping team, working with your sales team, makes sure you get your plants exactly when and where you need them so your life is smooth and easy

YOUR PRIDES CORNER TEAM HAS YOUR BACK. YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR ONLY GOAL, A GOAL WE LIVE FOR EVERY DAY.

- Management and Staff -

Mark Sellew
Mark Sellew

President
 (860) 234-6713
 

Wow, where has the time gone?? I have been at Prides for over 40 years…unbelievable! I can assure you that it has been ... [More Info]

Lisa Sellew
Lisa Sellew

Vice President
 (860) 468-6004
 

I have been living and breathing Prides Corner Farms since I married my husband, Mark Sellew in 1984.  Initially, much o... [More Info]

Alison Storm
Alison Storm

Brand Manager
 (860) 213-1490
 

I am originally from Idaho and started my horticulture career working on my graduate thesis with the USDA Forest Service in C... [More Info]

Jack Sellew
Jack Sellew

Wholesale Yard Manager - Cromwell Location
 (860) 777-5705
 

I started my career at Prides Corner in 2009 working during my summer vacations throughout high school and parts of college. ... [More Info]

James Harlow
James Harlow

Wholesale Yard Manager - Lebanon Location
 (860) 468-6066
 (860) 234-7182
 

The most satisfying part of my job is when a customer sends me a picture of a finished landscape including the plants that I ... [More Info]

Juan Rojas
Juan Rojas

Plant Health Manager
 (860) 464-6040
 (860) 861-4664
 

I started to work at Prides Corner Farm 20 years ago in the plant health department as an applicator. Through the years I was... [More Info]

Ray DeFeo
Ray DeFeo

Sales Manager and Rep for ME, NH, VT, and Western MA, Liveroof Representative
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6052
 

My position here at Prides Corner Farms has grown along with the company since I started in 2007. The added role of Sales Man... [More Info]

Sebby Ruffino
Sebby Ruffino

Propagation and Production Manager
 (860) 468-6048
 (860) 642-4155
 

I was born and raised in central Connecticut and have been a member of the Prides Corner Farms’ team since graduating c... [More Info]

Tim Kane
Tim Kane

Marketing and Inventory Manager
 (860) 468-6032
 (860) 234-0350
 

I am a 38 year veteran in the green industry and have worked in nearly every aspect of it from landscaping to IGC to working ... [More Info]

Todd Shorts
Todd Shorts

Controller
 (860) 468-6001
 

I live in Amston, CT with my wife and two labs.  I like to work around the yard and house, golf and kayak on Amston Lake... [More Info]

Toni Ruiz
Toni Ruiz

Human Resources Manager
 (860) 468-6010
 

I joined Prides in January of 2008; one of the best professional decisions of my career. It’s great to be a part of a c... [More Info]

Ben Sellew
Ben Sellew

Sales Rep for Mass
 (860) 213-2028
 

My start at prides began in 2005 working in the arboretum and on the loading docks during my high school summers.  ... [More Info]

- Prides Corner Farms Customer Service -

Ray DeFeo
Ray DeFeo

Sales Manager and Rep for ME, NH, VT, and Western MA, Liveroof Representative
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6052
 

My position here at Prides Corner Farms has grown along with the company since I started in 2007. The added role of Sales Man... [More Info]

Ben Sellew
Ben Sellew

Sales Rep for Mass
 (860) 213-2028
 

My start at prides began in 2005 working in the arboretum and on the loading docks during my high school summers.  ... [More Info]

Adrian Mendez
Adrian Mendez

Inside Sales Rep.
 (860) 468-6019
 (860) 234-0344
 

I started working at Prides in 2014 in the shipping department. During my time here I got to learn about the various plants w... [More Info]

Bethany Allard
Bethany Allard

Inside Sales Rep.
 (860) 213-0501
 860-468-6107
 

I recently purchased property in Eastern, CT that I’ve been working on turning into a small hobby farm. In my free time... [More Info]

Brad Sorensen
Brad Sorensen

Sales Rep and Inside Sales
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6015
 (860) 468-6104
 

I have worked for Prides for over 17yrs. I live the beautiful town of Eastford, CT with my awesome Brady aka “Mini Me&#... [More Info]

Celine Sicard
Celine Sicard

Inside Sales Representative
 (860) 468-6051
 (860) 468-6103
 

I began my journey with Prides in October 2016, and am incredibly excited to remain a part of the agricultural industry. Agri... [More Info]

Chris Valley
Chris Valley

Sales Rep. for CT, and RI
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6055
 (860) 234-6907
 

I have been working with plants full time for 26 years now. My plant career started as an employee of Holdridge Farm Nursery ... [More Info]

Jake Voelker
Jake Voelker

Sales Rep. for Western NY, Western PA, and Ohio
 (800) 487-5168 ext.6049
 (860) 383-9074
 

I have been in the horticultural world since 1998. I attended SUNY Cobleskill in upstate NY and got a degree in Landscape dev... [More Info]

Karissa Carrion
Karissa Carrion

Sales Rep. for Central & Southern NJ, Eastern PA, DE, MD, Northern VA
 (860) 222-5032
 (860) 468-6114
 

I was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and moved to Eastern Connecticut when I was a child. I started my journey with Prides Corne... [More Info]

Linette Harlow
Linette Harlow

Inside Sales
 (860) 234-6721
 860-468-6076
 

I live in Eastern CT with my husband and two sons.  When away from the farm I enjoy hiking, camping, scrapbooking, garde... [More Info]

Michelt Gonzalez
Michelt Gonzalez

Inside Sales Rep
 (860) 468-6023
 (860) 468-6105
 

I live in New London CT, an island girl from the Dominican Republic so I definitely enjoy the hot summer days at the beach. I... [More Info]

Miranda Lucas
Miranda Lucas

Inside Sales Rep.
 (860) 468-6022
 (860) 213-0542
 

I’ve been working at Prides since September of 2017.  I’ve loved plants and gardening since I was young, and... [More Info]

Salena Spada
Salena Spada

Inside Sales Rep.
 (860) 468-6037
 (860) 334-2011
 

I was born and raised in Connecticut and I currently reside in Willimantic with my husband and our dog. I recently started my... [More Info]

Samantha Roberto
Samantha Roberto

Outside Sales Rep. for the Mid West and the Inside Sales Rep. for New York
 

Hello!  My name is Samantha and I have been an employee at Prides for almost 2 years.  I grew up only a few miles d... [More Info]

Stacey Cotter Freer
Stacey Cotter Freer

Inside Sales Rep. for RI and VT
 (860) 468-6042
 (860) 642-6113
 

I live in Lyme with my husband and two sons. I love the beauty of my surroundings and gardening for the birds and the bees. I... [More Info]

Stephanie Butterick
Stephanie Butterick

Sales Rep for Eastern NY and Northern NJ
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6018
 (860) 884-5493
 

I am originally from Texas but now live here in lovely CT. I started at Prides in the shipping department five years ago and ... [More Info]

- Cromwell Yard Customer Service -

Jack Sellew
Jack Sellew

Wholesale Yard Manager - Cromwell Location
 (860) 777-5705
 

I started my career at Prides Corner in 2009 working during my summer vacations throughout high school and parts of college. ... [More Info]

Briana Standing
Briana Standing

Sales Representative - Cromwell Location
 (860) 468-0517
 (860) 635-0856
 

I live in Central CT with my feisty daughter and fiance. In my spare time, I love to be outdoors fishing or hiking with my do... [More Info]

Chapman Judkins
Chapman Judkins

Sales Representative - Cromwell Location
 (860) 237-7242
 

I started working at Prides in the summer of 2020 with absolutely no knowledge of plants. During my time here working directl... [More Info]

Craig Holmes
Craig Holmes

Sales Representative - Cromwell Location
 (860) 468-6518
 

Grace Terranova
Grace Terranova

Office Adminstrator Cromwell Location
 

Kurt Hermann
Kurt Hermann

Sales Representative - Cromwell Location
 (860) 635-6517
 

I am excited to be part of the Prides Corner sales team after over 17 years with another nursery.  I live in Hebron with... [More Info]

Wolfgang Fiasconaro
Wolfgang Fiasconaro

Sales Rep- Cromwell Location
 (860) 710-5048
 

I started at prides in the beginning of 2021 with minimal  knowledge of plants. I was able to learn quickly about the ma... [More Info]

- Lebanon Yard Customer Service -

James Harlow
James Harlow

Wholesale Yard Manager - Lebanon Location
 (860) 468-6066
 (860) 234-7182
 

The most satisfying part of my job is when a customer sends me a picture of a finished landscape including the plants that I ... [More Info]

Abigail Vanasse
Abigail Vanasse

Office Administrator - Lebanon Yard
 (860) 468-6071
 

Hello there! I was born and raised in Connecticut with my big family. I love the outdoors especially traveling to new places ... [More Info]

Brenda Tiemann
Brenda Tiemann

Sales Representative - Lebanon Location
 

I have been at Prides 41 years! I started my career at Prides in potting and later became a supervisor. After 36 years of wor... [More Info]

Donna Chiangi
Donna Chiangi

Customer Service Rep. - Lebanon Location
 (800) 437-5168 x 6067
 

I live in a rural town near the Lebanon Prides Corner location with my two cats. Despite the fact that I work with plants all... [More Info]

Emily Kennedy
Emily Kennedy

Sales Rep.
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6053
 

I live in South Jersey and have 3 grown children who are all married and scattered across the country. I have 5 awesome grand... [More Info]

Heather Nixon
Heather Nixon

Wholesale Office Assistant
 (860) 468-6070
 

Hey there, my name is Heather and I’m so excited to meet you! A little about me! I grew up in a small town and was par... [More Info]

Marlene Perez
Marlene Perez

Sales Representative
 (860) 243-7180
 

Hey there! I was born and raised in California, about 2 years ago I moved to the state of Connecticut. In my spare time, I li... [More Info]

Maureen Cleaver
Maureen Cleaver

Customer Service Coordinator

I live in East Hampton with my two children Danielle and Nathan and Forrest my 9year old yellow lab.  In my free time I ... [More Info]

- Live Roof Customer Service -

Ray DeFeo
Ray DeFeo

Sales Manager and Rep for ME, NH, VT, and Western MA, Liveroof Representative
 (800) 437-5168 ext. 6052
 

My position here at Prides Corner Farms has grown along with the company since I started in 2007. The added role of Sales Man... [More Info]

Ben Lucas
Ben Lucas

Liveroof Representative
 (860) 710-8512
 

Since 2012, I have represented the LiveRoof green-roof system grown here at Prides Corner. We’ve moved from Lebanon to ... [More Info]