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 to our farms 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. 

Hillary Gottemeoller [administrator and floral sales]

Hillary handles the farms administrative engagement. She’s behind the logistics and communication of flower sales for florists, weddings, and retailers. after starting at wollam gardens as a farmer, we quickly took note of her administrative 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.

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. 

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 and other events, and helps to fulfill their floral vision.