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Tony Valk


Tony is one of the two owners of Evergreen of Johnson City. If you visit the store, you’ll likely spot him helping customers. Tony believes that the key to a successful business is rolling up his sleeves and working alongside his employees. He focuses his attention towards retail activities, advertising, vendor management, product purchases, and accounting. He’s one of our many plant experts and is always happy to answer any gardening question.

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Jen Larsen

Store Manager

Jen is our assistant store manager and joined our team in 1997. She has a knack for problem solving and finding beautiful garden décor. Her favorite thing to do is help customers find creative solutions to their gardening problems. Because of her love of finding unique, affordable decor for the home and garden, she has helped us create one of the most diverse selections of garden gifts in our area.

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Andrew Valk

Warehouse Manager

Andrew is our warehouse manager and the son of Tony Valk. He resides in Kingsport with his wife.

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Chris Lyons

Tree & Shrub Department Manager

Chris is our Tree & Shrub Department manager. He enjoys gardening and extending his knowledge and gardening love to customers.

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Shelia Mathes

Greenhouse Manager

As Evergreen's greenhouse manager, Sheila has helped us create one of the largest and most impressive displays of houseplants, annuals, perennials, and vegetables in our area. Sheila is one of our expert gardeners and she assists in both managing personnel and merchandise within our stunning greenhouses. If you want to talk to her though, you'll have to walk fast because she’s always hard at work.

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Shaun Barr

Store Manager

Shaun is our second store manager. He has an eye for displays, visuals, and making things beautiful. He works alongside Jen in the store in customer service and purchasing decor for the home & garden.

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Jerry Guire

Landscape Designer

Jerry currently serves as one of Evergreen's landscape designers.

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Teresa Shaw

Office Manager

Teresa serves in our retail office area handling many different areas of the necessary day to day details.