I started working at a tree lot called "Charlies Christmas Trees" in Dana Point at about age 14. Old Charlie had been growing and selling his own trees before time began. He Showed me the ropes for my first 8 years or so and I looked forward to every year!
I worked with a lot great friends, Chris Shumway, Andrew M., Cullen Mckeown,and more! He married Faith a few years into working for him and it got better and better. She fed "me" all day! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, if you know me, I eat more than most anybody.
Then he sold all his trees in 2003...Bought tree's for his last year from another grower. A few years after that he passed away.
I continued to work every year after that nearby with a few other tree lot's. It's never been the same. I still keep in touch with Faith!
Fast forward to 2011, I flew up to Oregon and Washington. Met up with a few growers, ordered a few trees and got my very own lot!