Matthew Purcell, Director of Operations
Matt caught the bug early in life starting on a family trip to Sequoia National Park at age three. He assures all this was not a glamping trip, tents up and down every day with his four siblings a schedule like no other, cross country in a two-tone gold and green Dodge van. Whatever it took to reach the next museum, art gallery, statue, campground or national park. He remembers the van driving through the trees as well as running atop those magnificent although fallen trees. The size of the trees was enough to influence his direction in life.
In high school he worked as many hours as he could, around a busy sports schedule, mostly lawn jockey but also on landscape and patio installations. Matt holds a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College and is a NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator.
Matt has had the pleasure of working in landscape, retail, re-wholesale and wholesale segments of the industry for nearly 30 years and believes a quality first approach is priority one.
Matt built and managed a 20 acre wholesale perennial growing facility from the ground up for the last 18 years, delivering product throughout the northeast. He has assisted in design of custom software packages focusing on customer relationship management, inventory and product availability, order entry and packaging for retail sales.
Although Matt is a workaholic he likes to spend time with his wife and four children on the family land barge, all kidding aside the boat is in the yard more than on the water. Fishing, tubing and sightseeing on the waters off eastern Long Island. No more glamping for him it’s all about the plants and reaching new heights with NFBG.