Mary Kay Pope
Most of you need no introduction for our resident doer-of-everything, Mary Kay Pope. Mary Kay wins the Backbone Valley Nursery award for coolest pet ever. She and her husband, Bob, have a small farm in Lakeway where she has raised miniature donkeys, mules, all manner of fowl, Zebu cattle, wallabies and LEMURS. Yep. Ringtail Lemurs! She is the quintessential Plant Nerd and is a perennial student. She has a degree in Landscape Horticulture and Greenhouse Management from Ohio State University, is a Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional, a Texas Certified Landscape Professional, a Specialist in Urban Trees and is also a Certified Arborist . Her experience and wisdom are huge assets to Backbone Valley Nursery. Mary Kay has three sons who are hunter-gatherers and have surprised her with some very interesting table fare, like mesquite pancakes, squirrel pot pie and duck fajitas. Her organizational skills are legendary around here, and she handles all of our most special projects, like germinating baby tree seeds, giving seminars and workshops, filming YouTube videos and publishing our newsletter.