Marci D. Hayden
-- As a kid I took classes at New York Botanical Gardens and spent summers attending music and art camp. Always loved being outdoors in nature and had to be around plants.
-- In my early 20's I had a stained glass studio building terrariums and skylight panels.
-- Started U.C. Santa Cruz as an Aesthetic Studies major. Got an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from De Anza Community College. Switched to social sciences and got a B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Then got my J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law as a business degree.
-- I learned to love succulents from my Mom and Dad when I moved back home to CA and they built a living picture after seeing one at the Barnyard in Carmel.
-- After working for too many years as a legal secretary, now finally I love what I'm doing and I feel like I'm a kid again but with a business woman's mindset.