My name is Tracy Smith. I started working in the nursery industry when I was in High School. My parents had a Ficus nursery and I worked for them part time after school. I went on to do other things for a few years and then in 2000 I went to work for Green Leaf Nursery and worked for them for 18 years as a plant buyer. Green Leaf sold to Costa Farms in early 2018. I started working for Island Tropical in August, 2018 in the purchasing department along with Marivi Ponce. Marivi and I locate plants over the phone and by visiting the nurseries to make sure we are getting the quality our customers expect. We provide our sales people with pictures, specifications and any other information they may request so that they may forward the information to their customers. We locate everything from annuals, big trees, palms, shrubs, flowering, and natives and anything else the customer might request. We also oversee quality control. In the short time I have worked for Island Tropical Foliage I have really enjoyed it and am blessed to be able to say I enjoy my job.