Ryan Wooldridge

Actual job: Director of Operations and Irrigation Specialist

Fantasy job: SVU detective like the ones on “Law and Order”

Favorite and/or most dangerous tool: My Hands

Personality: Easy going, Creative thinker

Backstory: My interest in horticulture started with my love for nature and the great outdoors. I enjoy the challenge of “man vs. the elements”, whether it’s a 100 degree drought in July or a cold rainy day in the middle of February, I am determined to get the job done. I have been in the industry since 2001 and have worked as a maintenance/install foreman for several of Atlanta’s leading landscape companies, as well as heading the outdoor gardening department for Home Depot. I found my place at Avant Gardener in August 2009 and knew this is where I belong.

When I’m not working, you’ll find me: Enjoying the outdoors with my dog or pursuing one of my many hobbies like painting or restoring vintage bicycles.

Catchphrase: “Sure, no problem”

What I love about my job: I love that I get to contribute to Atlanta’s beauty on a daily basis!

Unknown Talent: I am a pretty good DJ if I do say so myself

Your favorite (non-dirty) word: Bird