About Halsey Beshears

Born:
November 27, 1971 in Winter Park, Florida, family moved to Monticello in 1974.

Graduated from Brookwood School in Thomasville, Ga. in 1989.  Married to Cristin B. Beshears in 2000. They currently have 3 little girls, Grace Hamilton, 10, Caroline Turner, 8, and Suzanne Whitelaw, 4

Degree:
Bachelors of Science – Social Science, Florida State University

Post Graduate:
Masters of Science – Entrepreneurship, University of Florida

Professional Work History:
1997 – Present:  Simpson Nurseries (Chief Financial Officer) and Total Landscape Supply (President):  container growing operation and re-wholesaler servicing the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions.  Current customers are retail outlets, other wholesale nurseries, re-wholesalers, developers, landscapers

Civic activities and awards include:
Wedgeworth Leadership Institute Graduate Class V
2002-2008:  Wedgeworth Leadership Board of Directors
2002-2004:   President, Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association, Big Bend Chapter
2003-2008:  Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Board of Directors
2008:  President of Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization
2008:  Farm Bureau Family of Jefferson County
2009:  Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Young Nursery Professional of the Year
2007 – 2011:  Board of Advisors Farmers & Merchants Bank
2011-Present:  Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association President
2009 – Present:  Jefferson County Farm Bureau Board of Advisors
Private Instrument Rated Pilot since 2000 with over 1000 hours as PIC
Active member of Presbyterian Church of Monticello
Active member Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization