Tim Watters, Owner, Manager - Operations, Marketing and Sales
 

B.A. Economics, Denison University

 

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Tim joined NFNP in 2006 after moving his family to eastern Idaho from the midwest. He has a background in small business ownership and investment banking. Tim leads our sales and marketing team and oversees all operations and finance related issues for our company.

 



Jeffrey Klausmann, Owner, Manager and Wetlands Scientist
 

M.S. Land Rehabilitation, Montana State University; B.S. in Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont

 

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Jeff has sixteen years experience in wetland habitat mitigation, restoration and enhancement, bio-engineered erosion control and the restoration of native plant communities. Most recently he has focused on restoration and creation of water bird habitats for sensitive species and the establishment and maintenance of dry land plant communities for upland nesting waterfowl, passerine songbirds and upland game. Jeff has designed over 30 wildlife habitat projects throughout the west.

 



Ty Blacker, General Manager
 

B.A. Business Management, Idaho State University

 

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Ty has been with North Fork Native Plants since 2004 and has been integral in the development and growth of the nursery. He came to NFNP with 10 years of management experience. Originally from Rock Springs, WY, Ty has lived in the Idaho Falls area for 20 years. On top of managing all operations at the facility, Ty is the jack of all trades and facilitates everything from repairs and renovations that are needed, building new infrastructures to water control structure design and installation. Ty has three adorable daughters and enjoys fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

 



Jeff Rebernak, Head Grower
 

B.S. Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University

 

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An Illinois native, Jeff brings to North Fork Native Plants his 10 years of experience in agronomy. His professional career as a Crop Advisor has exposed him to a variety of agricultural and horticultural production systems across the nation. Jeff has worked in many agricultural regions including Central Pennsylvania, the Chesapeake Bay area of the Mid-Atlantic, the northern Corn Belt, and most recently in the Intermountain West as a Crop Advisor in the Teton area of Idaho and Wyoming. He advised growers on their fertilizer, seed, and pesticide management decisions related to crop physiology and production, as well as land management. He also has experience as a Soil Conservationist with NRCS, where he provided conservation planning assistance to farmers and landowners in Fremont County, Idaho. Jeff holds a Statewide Consultant license with the Idaho Department of Agriculture as well as a Certified Crop Advisor credential from the American Society of Agronomy. In his free time, Jeff enjoys backpacking, skiing, fly-fishing, and gardening.

 



Rebecca Wright, Sales and Marketing
 

B.S. Plant and Wildlife Ecology, Brigham Young University - Idaho

 

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Rebecca started with North Fork Native Plants in 2016, helping manage the Greenhouse workers while finishing school at BYU-Idaho. Shortly after graduating in 2019 she moved into our Sales and Marketing position. She communicates with customers and our staff regarding orders and deliveries of our plants. She enjoys hiking, camping, ATV's, and traveling.

 



Sharon Oakey, Bookkeeper
 

Ricks College and BYU Provo

 

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Sharon was introduced to North Fork Native Plants in April, 2019. She hails from Southeast Idaho, with a farming and small business background. She handles all daily financial, reporting, and Human Resource related matters for the company. Semi-retired, Sharon enjoys her family, all things food and fitness, reading and gardening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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