Melissa Kichler Horticulturist

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Melissa Kichler 513-603-0099 Milford, Ohio

Personal Statement
Eager to utilize years of professional customer service experience in fast-paced environments, including team lead or training experience, merchandising experience, plus recently gained experience in a shipping and receiving environment, and consulting experience requiring a working knowledge of hand tools. I am looking forward to making an impact in an exciting, new full-time career opportunity.

BS Horticulture – University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning (2012-2015)
– Certificate in Sustainable Landscape Design and Greenroofs

AA General Studies – University of Cincinnati Clermont College (1990-1993)
– Curriculum in Art Education, Design, Psychology, & Human Development

Employment Experience
Lead Horticulturist – Eurest Services (March 2019-Present)
– Primary client Johnson and Johnson Ethicon Headquarters, secure facility
– Management and maintenance of tropical plant collection of 86,000 sq.ft. campus
– Integrated Pest Management, Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licensure
– Team lead for plant department, supervisory & training responsibilities for projects

Science Teacher – Prodigy Pre-School (October 2018-February 2019)
– Naturalist and farm to table, Ohio Department of Education Integrated Science Substitute Teaching License
– Oversight and development of projects, created curriculum, class scheduling, and coordination
– Professional communication/collaboration with parents

Substitute Teacher – Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Schools (October 2016-March 2019)
– On call teacher flexibility in all subjects, Ohio Department of Education Permanent Non-tax Teaching License
– Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties during school year

Naturalist – Clermont County Park District (April 2018-September 2018)
– Planned, implemented, and refined public outreach programs in collaboration with park professionals
– Completed required training CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid Certification

Plant Merchandiser – Plant Essentials at Milford Lowes (April 2017-August 2017)
– Setup displays/tear down according to established plan for marketing purposes
– Customer service in a fast paced environment for seasonal market

Assistant Teacher/Supervisor – Springer School (November 2016-June 2017)
– Supervised a select group of elementary students in all subject matter along-side lead teacher
– Trained students to work through anxieties with behavior modification strategies

Student Ambassador/Facilitator – Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (January 2017 & January 2018)
– Facilitator for Columbus green industry professional tradeshow, selected amongst college scholarship recipients
– Greeted and registered attendees, monitored needs of speakers, provided time management for speaking engagements

Facilitator/Volunteer – Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati (2012-2016 months of Autumn)
– Led groups through Green Learning Center, demonstrated sustainability models & urban gardening strategies
– Educated patrons regarding soil and aerobic/anaerobic microbes, encouraged individual design of compost units

Horticulture Technician – Cincinnati Parks (April 2015-September 2015)
– Ault Park & others grounds maintenance, irrigation, landscape design, ROI decision making
– Adopt a Plot gardener collaborated with Hyde Park patrons, trained volunteers in plant identification

Deputy Clerk – Clermont County Common Pleas Court (March 1996-January 2001)
– Administrative responsibilities, customer service/receptionist multi-line phone, data entry-Word
– Case maintenance/initiation, supported Sheriff, Prosecutor, Probation Dpt., judges, Court of Appeals, et al


December 2015 BS Horticulture, AA Education, Certificates Sustainable Landscape Design and Greenroofs at University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning


current full-time position Horticultural Manager at Compass Eurest Services

I seek to expand my career experience