Anne is a retired CPA whose love for orchids started after finding the Central Jersey Orchid Society nearly 15 years ago. She maintains a 200 square-foot greenhouse at her home in Ewing, NJ, and loves presenting her class 'Orchid Basics' to the Princeton Adult School and various garden and civic associations.
Jaymie is a passionate lover of orchids and a self-taught plant enthusiast. He has been growing and maintaining a vast orchid collection around his house for over a decade, and loves connecting people to plants, and to one another.
Jaymie also runs a premier not-for-profit, social impact organization in the city of New Brunswick, NJ - 'Making a difference in the lives of people'.
Rachel enjoys introducing others to the diverse world of orchids. Her current orchid collection primarily focuses on Catasetums, Dendrobiums, and Phalaenopsis. She's been actively growing orchids for three years, and works hard to maintain appropriate conditions for her varied collection (helped greatly with LED lighting).
She is also an amateur watercolor and acrylic painter (pictured here with her painting of a Bulldog orchid at her art show on Leap Day 2020).
Tobie's passion for orchids began with a visit to Selby Botanical Gardens (Sarasota, FL). Since then, she has been attempting to grow orchids for the past 6 years and credits the CJOS for their help and tips along the way. Her collection consists mainly of Dendrobiums and Cattleyas (utilizing LED lighting).
She also teaches ESL classes at the Princeton Public Library.
Ed is the lead editor for the CJOS Newsletter and other information. He has been growing orchids for more than a decade. As a valuable member of CJOS, it is his job to compile all of our meeting and event information into a friendly newsletter.