Our Staff


Connor Shaw

After a lifetime of growing, selling, and speaking out for plants Connor has retired from day to day operations at the nursery. He is still kicking around the nursery and if you come for a pickup you may run into him. Connor has a B.S. in forest hydrology and a M.S. in hydrology. During his first 10 years out of graduate school, he wrote environmental reports on zone changes in the Chicago area. Connor has taught numerous classes and seminars on native plants and nursery production, and has written several articles for various publications.

Kelsay Shaw

Our botanist and sales consultant. He has a B.S. in botany from Eastern Illinois University and has been doing work in the industry for more than 25 years. He has taught classes on native plants, lectured about their uses and environmental impacts , as well as handling a bulk of our consulting on projects large and small for our clients. The photos on this web site are largely of his work. 

Tristan Shaw

Our Nursery Manager and irrigation guru. He has been working at the nursery for the past 25 years managing our staff and inventing new systems to produce our plants. He has also lectured about the nursery industry on many occasions. He oversees the pick-up of orders and day-to-day operations. 

Stephanie Connor

Stephanie joined us in 2015 and has taken charge of our operations and greenhouses, improving much of our propagation practices. She has a B.S. from Oregon State and refuses to stop learning and teaching about native plants. She has brought us a keen eye for improvement in all that we do here. We are very happy to have added her to our staff and see her playing a big part in the improvement of our plants for our clients.

Meghan Schmidt

She may have only been with us a short time now, but she has settled in as our new office manager. She has taken over from Terry, whom has retired after 14 years with our company. Expect to be hearing from her when you call or email the office.

Michael Musinski

Michael joined us in 2022 serving as Online Sales and Marketing Manager. An ISA certified aborist, he has 15+ years experience in arboriculture, conservation, and horticultural roles. He's helping Possibility Place expand our footprint through online sales while we make native plants more accessible than ever. 

Oscar Reyes

Oscar is one of the best field hands Possibility Place has had in some time. His eye for picking out quality stock for our clients and handling all manner of load outs has been near wizard levels. We appricate his relentless drive and ready hands to get the hard work here done. 

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