DeeAnn joined Lazar in 2018. This is her second career: she spent 25 years as a designer and creative director in the advertising industry, where she won numerous awards for thoughtful and beautiful design work. She became hooked on plants after designing posters for the San Francisco Botanical Garden many years ago. What became a passion became a full time enterprise. She has an addiction to rare and exotic mail order plants, and can never plant them as fast as she buys them. She lives with her husband, a cat, an African grey parrot, and a very poorly trained puppy.