Speaker Bio

Mark Bigej

Mark Bigej

Chief of Operations, Al’s Garden & Home

Mark Bigej is the Chief of Operations for Al’s Garden & Home and Greenhouses, LLC. Mark is a native Oregonian and responsible for the four retail operations of this venerable Willamette Valley Garden Center, which started in Woodburn in 1948. The grandson of Al & Ann Bigej, Mark works alongside his father and sisters to ensure that Al’s Garden & Home provides the plant quality and customer service that Al’s customers have come to expect.

Mark is the past president of the Oregon Association of Nurseries and has served on the Garden Centers of America Board. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and enjoys family life with his wife Amy and their five children.


Panel Discussion: The Employee Experience: How to Attract Career Staff and Create an Environment and Culture Where People Want to Work

February 19 @ 9:30 AM