Lori Hendricks has been with Soiland Company since 2011 and previously worked at our Soils Plus location before coming to Grab N’ Grow and taking on a counter sales position. Lori loves interacting with customers when they visit the yard and enjoys being able to help them find the right soil, compost, or mulch product. When not helping customers purchase the materials they need for a better garden, Lori enjoys volunteering with several local non-profit organizations, helping with her sister’s woodworking business, traveling, and hiking in beautiful Sonoma County.
Tom Shearer is our Research & Development Director. Tom’s 30 year career in the manufacturing and production industry includes electronic production, medical device engineering and manufacturing, and nutraceuticals. He specializes in quality control and cost management. Tom has been an avid gardener for over 25 years. On the weekends he enjoys working in his garden or honing his skills as a metal sculptor.
Mark Soiland is President of Grab N’ Grow and has always enjoyed working with people both in the office and out in the soil yard. Having been involved with several quarry and soil operations, he’s very proud of the Grab N’ Grow team and the quality products they produce for customers’ gardens and landscapes in Sonoma County. The weekends can find Mark motorcycling with friends, coaching baseball, or traveling with family.
Brett Anderson is our Central Dispatcher & Outside Salesperson and handles all trucking, delivery, and shipping logistics. Brett has been a part of the Soiland family since 2009 and has previously worked at all three of our locations. His favorite part of working at the yard is helping provide our customers with the materials they need to establish an awesome garden. When he’s not tending to his own crops at home, you can find Brett enjoying a cold craft beer at a local brewery.
Thomas Juarez is the Administrative Manager at Grab N’ Grow and is responsible for making sure daily operations run smoothly. Thomas came to Grab N’ Grow after a career in the hardware supply industry and enjoys seeing the overlap between construction and gardening. His favorite part of daily life at the soil yard is learning new gardening skills and helping our customers do the same. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys going to concerts, playing sports, and spending time with his kids.
Lennie Larkin is a farmer, educator, and writer in Sonoma County. She is passionate about strengthening our local food system and is the manager of Petaluma Bounty Community Farm, a non-profit educational farm that works with community volunteers, interns and students to grow a variety of fresh food and flowers for low-income families, the Petaluma Farmers’ Market, and local restaurants. She contends that crooning country classics to her flowers makes all the difference.