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YourGardenShow.com - The social network for gardeners, by gardeners
A gathering spot for urban and suburban gardeners, educators, kids, organic farmers, adherents of the slow food movement and more, YourGardenShow connects gardeners and makes it easy to share knowledge, tools and resources, visit and showcase gardens online and take part in important initiatives involving our natural world.
Through interactive features like the Glog (Garden Log), which tracks garden progress and real-time observations, and Citizen Science efforts that help build accurate baselines on the health of the planet, the website engages members and encourages community stewardship.
YourGardenShow.com expands the notion of “neighbor” in our mission to grow the global gardening footprint, because we believe that more and better gardeners improve the health and well-being of our communities.
Gardening opens the door to conversations with our neighbors, creates a greater sense of community and builds community pride. Gardens also help reduce crime, teach better nutrition, encourage physical activity, and reduce our impact on the environment by minimizing lawn cover and increasing biodiversity. For these reasons and more, YourGardenShow.com supports gardens and their cultivators. In planting gardens, we can grow a legacy that will both inform and sustain future generations.
Tom Finerty - Founder and CEO
Tom Finerty is an Emmy Award winning television producer/director, new media specialist and social entrepreneur. His career spans documentary, reality and narrative television, to a turn as a producer on CBS network's first major foray online, from which the idea for YourGardenShow was born. Fascinated by innovations new media presents in storytelling, Tom continually strives to uncover innovative and compelling ways to communicate narratives that move people to action.
Lisa Marini Finerty - Founder and Inspiration
Lisa Marini Finerty was a Master Gardener, Kellogg MBA and community activist. She and Tom, her husband of 25 years, lived in Chicago and Santa Barbara, California, and in Rome and Umbria, Italy. In 2007, Lisa established SecretGardensItaly, a specialist tour company focused on historic gardens; in 2008 she founded Amici dei Giardini di Roma, a non-profit cultural association dedicated to historic green space in and around Rome. Lisa's dream, now taken on by her friends and family, is to see the brief spring of boreal flora chronicled across continents and shared by the community of YourGardenShow.com.
William R. Healy - CFO
William R. Healy is a Certified Public Accountant with 35 years of experience providing the full life cycle of accounting services for local and national business, nonprofit and new media enterprise. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of CPAs. William is known for his personal and professional leadership and is a committed, active member of the Chicago community. He is also a very practical gardener.
Mark Kane - Strategic Editor (Groundskeeper)
Mark Kane is a gardener, writer, and photographer. He founded Fine Gardening and Garden Gate magazines and was Executive Garden Editor at Better Homes and Gardens magazine, where he also designed and built the BH&G Test Garden and produced the garden segments of BHG-TV and bhg.com. Mark has taught gardening and photography at botanical gardens such as Strybing (San Francisco), Chicago, St. Louis, and Brooklyn. He is an ardent gardener at his home in Des Moines, Zone 5. The next plant on his list is Seven Son Shrub (Heptacodium miconioides).
Maria Mobilia - Product Manager / Director of Content
Maria Mobilia specializes in startups, agile product management, content development and media production (online social networks, blogs, web design, broadcast content for NBC Universal, international network news, and documentaries for PBS, United Nations and National Geographic). Maria has produced films and videos promoting sustainable development and as a community organizer has advocated on environmental and conservation issues. A native of Massachusetts, she fondly remembers her grandfather's rose gardens.
Kristen R. Mobilia - Director of Operations and HR
Kristen R. Mobilia has held Operations, Human Resources, and Accounting leadership positions within start-up and multinational corporations. She has an MBA and is SPHR certified. Kristen has lived in a number of cities within the U.S. and France and often travels internationally, which gives her an appreciation of global cultures. Currently she resides and gardens in the historic Fenway neighborhood of Boston, MA, where she is also an active Board member of the Fenway Garden Society.
Joey Shepp - Director of New Media
Joey Shepp is an Internet entrepreneur, professional speaker, and sustainability consultant. As Director of New Media for Your Garden Show, he cultivates the growth of the garden network. Joey has two Permaculture Certifications, holds a degree in Ecological Design from UC Santa Cruz, an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise, and is also a black belt in Aikido. He lives, works, and gardens in Northern California.
Claire Taylor - International Outreach Director
Claire Taylor is an award-winning creative copywriter with more than 20 years experience in international communications, branding and strategy. Based in Amsterdam, Claire is a community builder skilled in both traditional grassroots outreach and social media. She understands what motivates people - no matter what the culture, geography or language. A dedicated balcony and urban gardener, Claire’s singular creativity, strong logic, charisma and enthusiasm are helping YourGardenShow’s international network truly blossom!
Emmet Brady - Partnership Pollinator and Business Development Consultant
Emmet Brady has worked for over a decade with sustainable industries as a biologist, business developer and event producer. He is a founding member of the Biomimicry Guild Speakers Bureau and co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area Green Tours. Emmet is attracted to gardening through his predilection for insects, and as the Founder of the Insect News Network he intends to redefine the field of Cultural Entomology - which addresses how people think and feel about 6- and 8-legged animals (especially the ones in your garden!).
Marin Finerty - Designer
Marin Finerty is a creative communicator both visual and verbal. A multilingual graphic designer for multimedia, print and web, she is based in San Francisco and interfaces remotely with Italy and the UK. Marin combines her interest in sustainability with her passion for art and design, often recycling found objects and inventively repurposing materials for her projects. She also composts and pulls a lot of weeds on the family farm in Umbria!