Meet Our Staff

Here’s the lineup on our full time staff. We couldn’t do it without these hard working helpers!

Cathy Reinhardt Cathy Rheinhart
Cathy has over 25 years of experience in the nursery profession and has been with us at Effinger’s for the past 15. Cathy is a Certified Nursery Professional and knows the entire spectrum of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals better than anyone. Cathy raises our annual flowers and is a skilled landscape designer. Best of all, she is a swell cook and often treats us to her baked cakes and cookies.
Ken Shnur Ken Schnur
Ken is a landmark fixture who also has been with us for over 20 years. He’s such a recognizable part of our outfit that he is often mistaken for Rick. Customers will regularly ask for “that older guy that’s been here forever” at which point we ask ”do you mean Rick or Ken?” Ken can do just about anything from rewiring a greenhouse to pruning a bonsai or fixing a broken water pipe.
Barb Barb Guyer
Barb’s been with us for several years now. Barb is organized and efficient. Her former life was spent overseas as a military spouse in the air force where she enjoyed travel and sightseeing when off duty. Barb also drives a school bus for district 201. Needless to say, Barb is an overachiever.
Katie Katy Guetterman
Katy is a welcome addition to our spring 2017 staff. She is a master gardener, naturalist, keeper of chickens and goats, vegetarian and all around old soul. She likes all aspects of the outdoors.
When the rest of us are melting in the July heat, Katie seems quite comfortable. She just sees and does whatever needs to be done including pruning and shaping trees, tidying up unruly perennial vines or helping overwhelmed customers.
Ann Glosecki
Ann joined our team in the spring of 2019.  A master gardener, she is now working on her master naturalist certification. Ann’s family has roots in farming and she works hard like a farmer! Ann is retired from Regions bank and when not working at Effingers, she enjoys Cardinals baseball. Her favorite hobby, however, is spending time with her grand daughters, Evelyn and Ellis. 
Nate Nathan Coggeshall
Nathan is a 2018 addition to our staff and we are sure glad we found him.  Nathan is willing to tackle any task, a true ‘Jack of All Trades.’ An avid outdoors man, Nathan enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and working outside. A part time student at SIU Edwardsville, Nathan has quickly become “one of the family”. 
Shane Hale
We like plants here at Effingers but when it comes to handy work, like fixing things and building things…well there we fail miserably. So we were excited to have Shane come on board. He has his own business, Hale’s Helping Hands if you need a little help around your yard or home. But don’t steal him from us on Mondays when you’ll find him patching up this ole garden center. 
Susan Susan Scott
Susan got a hold of us via Facebook and we are the lucky ones. Susan practiced nursing for 27 years at BJC Medical in St Louis. Her bubbly personality and good nature is infectious and makes her a wonderful addition to our team. She is a tomboy at heart but never leaves home without the quirky  earrings that she makes herself. 
Rebecca Androff
Rebecca or ‘Becky’ found us two years ago and we are sure glad she did. We recently installed a new POS system and she took to it like a duck to water! She calmly and skillfully manages the register when the going gets busy. She has a family including two grown boys. But her real passion is raising Australian Shepard’s. She has brought them to the garden center and they are beauties. 

 

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