Meet the Team!

PLANTGROUP is a collective of designers, builders, ecologists, and engineers building systems to connect humans with nature. The company was founded in 2016. 

 
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Austin Arrington

Executive Director

Austin Arrington
Executive Director
Austin is an environmental scientist, software engineer, entrepreneur and grower. He has helped bring to market products for sustainability and wellness for multiple venture-backed startups.

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Nicholas Drewchin

Horticulture Director

Nicholas Drewchin
Horticulture Director
Nick is a landscape design-build professional with over 20 years industry experience designing spaces to bring humans closer with nature. 

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Collin Salmon

Regional Sales Director

Collin Salmon
Regional Sales Director
Collin heads sales in the Northeast. He is the founder of PLANT Nation and the creator of a new juice product using hemp hearts and organic fruits.

Prior to PLANT Group Collin founded Shin Proz, shin guards that are light, and have an inner washable fabric.

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Bill Weiner

Hardware Director

Bill Weiner
Hardware Director
Bill leads hardware and sensor development projects at PLANTGROUP. He has a background in lean manufacturing and previously worked as staff as a biologist, Supplier Quality Engineer, and Associate Director at Merck.

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BB Arrington

Wellness Director

BB Arrington
Wellness Director
Certified personal trainer and holistic nutritionist and sustainability advocate. Not only are fitness and nutrition integral to healthy function, but the way we treat the planet and others. She advocates for a true wellness that is inclusive of all six tenements: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and social. 

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Silus Drewchin

Architectural Designer

Silas Drewchin
Architectural Designer
Silas believes focusing on natural value is the only way to achieve a sustainable business and personal life. Design is how we generate natural value.He holds Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) at The City College of New York. 

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Jarid Turner

AgTech Director

Jarid Turner
AgTech Director
Jarid leads agriculture technologies at PLANT Group. He has a range of experience in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry including tin vertical farming, greenhouse farming, aquaponics, and LED lighting.