Hello everyone. Many of you are probably familiar with my name from the NARGS wiki. I have been a member of NARGS about 15 years but just recently joined AGS. I have been a director of NARGS this past three years but my term ends shortly. In addition, I belong to the American Iris Society and SIGNA (Iris breeding is one of my many passions). I am also the chair of the Newfoundland Chapter...several of you were here in 2005 when we hosted the annual meeting. For those of you who have not, St. John's is the cloudiest, wettest, snowiest and foggiest place in eastern North America (what a thing to brag about!). We get 60 inches of precip a year...difficult to grow dry-land alpines to say the least! But we do well with Himalayans! Besides alpines and iris, I also have a passion for ericaceous plants and orchids and when not in the garden, I'm off on exotic trips looking at birds (the UK people will no doubt be familiar with the term 'twitcher').
Currently I am the research horticulturist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden. Just recently we put in a crevice garden, thanks to a generous donation from the NARGS Norman Singer Fund. It has been great fun growing alpines to fill up this new garden. See the attached pic for a recent photo.
I hope to actually met many of the UK NARGS members (and no doubt AGS and SRGS) when I speak at the 2011 International Meeting (my head is still spinning over that invite!).
Meanwhile, as the administrator for the NARGS wiki gallery, I cordially invite you to submit images. If you have any problems with the galleries, do not hesitate to contact me. And lastly, I am also delighted to be one of the moderators for this wonderful forum! (meanwhile I do need to get a life :D )