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Officers

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President

Anne Skalka

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.

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Vice President

Jaymie Santiago

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'.

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Treasurer

Michelle Thomas

By day, Michelle Thomas is the Controller at Denali Property Management. In her spare time, she helps maintain a collection of hundreds of orchids for the past 10 years. Her favorites are novelty Phals.

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Corresponding/Recording Secretary

Tobie Parnett

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.

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Editor Newsletter

Ed Frankel

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.

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Website Administrator

George Wallace

George is an IT employee by day and an avid orchid grower by night. He has been growing orchids for 7+ years and has a strong focus on indoor growing. He enjoys the challenges of growing plants and sharing his knowledge with others in the orchid community. [ *YouTube Channel: 'LGW3 Orchids & Exotics' ]

*Note: When emailing CJOS Officers, be sure to include the Officer title in the subject line. This will ensure the email is sent to the correct forwarding email address. [ *Example Subject Line:  Attn: Website Administrator ]