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 Gottemoeller [business manager / lead designer]

Hillary came to Wollam Gardens with a background in publishing, content management, and client relations, and a strong interest in learning how to run a flower farm. She has applied her corporate skills to handling the farm's business logistics and communication, engaging with clients ranging from designers and retailers to brides, but she most enjoys being in the field and in our outdoor "studio", engaged in creative and nurturing endeavors. 

Claire Tolentino [market coordinator / designer]

Claire came to us from Kansas, land of the sunflowers.  As an intern, she took responsibility for one market, then another, and in her second season, all of them! Now in her third year on the farm, she’s in charge of all market operations.  Her bright energy perfectly conveys our passion for flowers to our market customers. She's also a creative floral designer who can make a bride's visions come to life.  

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Kevin Carty [venue manager]

Kevin has been coming to Wollam Gardens since the summer of 2016, when he started dating Claire Tolentino. Since then, Claire and Kevin have gotten engaged, and Kevin has taken on the role of venue manager. As the point person for all weddings, events, and off-site collaborations, Kevin loves to share his passion for Wollam Gardens with prospective couples, customers, and collaborators. He is happy to give tours to anyone and everyone, and he’d love to show you around the farm and pavilion sometime soon.

Claire Attiliis [assistant field manager]

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Claire has worked on a variety of farms over the years but she can’t seem to stay away from the blooms of Wollam Gardens.  Now on her third return tour, she has taken on the role of assistant field manager. She loves being a part of the whole growing process, full circle! 


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Anne Montgomery

Anne, wife of owner, Bob Wollam, is a health researcher in DC with a keen interest in everything unusual at Wollam Gardens. She's spent time working on Capitol Hill and is applying her involvement and interest in politics to bring a literary festival to the gardens. She's full of ideas. We're thankful for her enthusiasm and big picture vision.