Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Personnel – Master Gardener Program
Jayla Fry graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and a master’s degree in agriculture education. She recently received her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree. Her work experience began by facilitating a horticulture program at a federal prison camp. She currently works with Master Gardener volunteers and coordinators throughout the state of Texas. She teaches an introduction of the Texas Master Gardener Program and Plant Growth and Development.
In 2019, she was the editor for the seventh edition of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook. She authored the Introduction and co-authored the Plant Growth and Development chapter within the handbook.
Jayla serves as the advisor to the Texas Master Gardener Association and supports the state Master Gardener conference and leadership training.
Jayla may be reached at: email@example.com
Nicky received her degree in horticulture and landscape design from the University of Guelph. Following moves from her homeland in Alberta, Canada, to Lima, Peru, and then to Texas, she obtained certification as a Texas Master Gardener in 2012. Exploring diverse growing zones has been an enjoyable adventure for her. Nicky served for five years on the TMGA Executive Committee before assuming roles in the state office in 2016. Currently serving as the state VMS Administrator, conference chair, Advanced Training coordinator, content creator and other capacities, she plays a pivotal role in enhancing best practices and knowledge across the state.
Nicky is an adrenaline junkie and animal advocate, she enjoys wing-walking and hanging out with her herd of donkeys. She loves working in her expansive Zone 7 gardens, deep in the verdant, rolling hills of Virginia. These gardens showcase over 5500 flowering bulbs and more than 100 azaleas. With a five-year plan in mind, she is dedicated to eradicating invasives and transitioning to a more native landscape.
Nicky may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Station, TX 77843-2144