BOB wollam, farm owner

Bob Wollam [farm owner] 

Bob is the farm’s guiding light. he started growing cut flowers in 1988.  with the gardening genes of his grandparents he’s turned these 11 acres into fields of beautiful varieties. He’s full of knowledge and great stories.

Bob splits his time between the farm and dc where he's resided for 28 years as a community activist, husband, and father. He is married to Anne Montgomery, a longtime friend. they were the first to be married in the farm’s new pavilion in 2015.  

Jillian McFadyen [field manager - general manager]

Jillian runs the farm at Wollam Gardens. From seeding to blooms, she’s an invaluable piece of our farm's production. She started out as a florist and now won’t leave the fields. With her eye for design and a will to experiment, our growth has been stunning and fruitful. 

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Hillary Gottemeoller [administrator & floral sales]

Hillary handles the farm's logistics and communication, engaging with clients ranging from designers and retailers to brides. When she started at Wollam Gardens as an intern, we quickly took note of her corporate background and are grateful for those skills.  The second she’s done on the computer she’s back outside, engaged in creative and nurturing endeavors. She's a wonderful lead on wedding florals and can make visions come to life. 

Claire Tolentino [market coordinator]

Claire came to us from Kansas, land of the sunflowers.  She’s in charge of scheduling, supplies, and orchestration of our farmers’ markets.  We sent her to one market last year and she couldn’t get enough. Her bright energy is perfect for relaying our flower excitement to customers. 

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arrin Sutliff [event director]

arrin leads the development of our newly built pavilion. She came to Wollam Gardens from dc with a love for nature and community. She guides our conversations with clients about weddings, events, and off-site collaborations. Arrin also leads floral related workshops on the farm.