Meet Jerry and Persida


Jerry Lawson

Marketing Specialist and Shipping Coordinator

Jerry has over 54 years in the nursery business. Prior to working 12.5 years with John Holmlund Nursery he worked for McGill's Nursery for 41.5 years. Jerry not only has a wealth of nursery knowledge, but an infectious enthusiasm for the nursery business. 

Jerry and his wife Shirley have one child and three grandchildren. When he has a free moment you can find him volunteering for the local Boy Scouts of America chapter where he has been a leader for the past 34 years. 


Persida Villegas-Paz

Office Administrative Assistant

Persida joined John Holmlund Nursery 15 years ago. While Persida wears a number of "hats" around the office, she and Jerry work with one another to coordinate shipping. Persida also works very closely with our Production Manager, Mike Reihs, in order to ensure that our administrative nursery needs run as smoothly as possible.

Persida and her husband Samuel have three beautiful daughters: Salim who is 9, Hidai who is 5, and Ana who is 3. During her time away from the Nursery you will find Persida in the loving care of her family, or tending to her garden, or volunteering with her local church.