We Help You Grow
Green Joint Ventures is a Group of Individuals Working Together to Help Growers Achieve Their Goals as Fast as Possible.
We are growers helping growers; we work with many different horticulturists and relay that experience online to give users solid advice that is backed by fellow gardeners stories.
We started the business in the summer of 2009. However our team has more than 25 years of combined experience.
We are based out of Salinas California which is the lettuce capital of the world. We can’t go very far before being surrounded by agriculture fields.
The combination of living/growing up where we do and grow coaching over 50+ grow rooms per year hands-on gives us the ability to be confident we are providing you with some of the latest and best information possible.
Our Goal is to Make Sure Our Customers Become Successful Growers.
We understand that if our customers’ success directly correlates with our own. Bottom-line we want as many people as possible to become as sustainable as they wish.
A great place to begin is with your own fruits, vegetables and herbs. There is money to be made doing this, good times to be had, and great people to meet, join us on this journey and we will all benefit immensely.
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Meet the Team
Mark W. Boutwell II – President
I stepped into my first Garden when I was about 4 years old. My Father would educate me on how the Indians taught the pilgrims how to survive using different techniques in farming. When I was in a garden my father would always forces us to use our space as effective as possible. I think this is the reason why I gravitated to indoor garden as I got older.
During High School I changed my focus to Sport, which led me to college. After college I joined the Military and was part of the 212th Para rescue in Alaska. After realizing that the military wasn’t for me I bounced around the country for a while until I found a home with Green Joint Ventures. Thank You Green Joint Ventures for helping me to find my purpose.
Joey Espinoza – Vice-President
I was never really attracted to traditional gardening growing up. My next-door neighbors had a very large jungle of a garden in their front yard, which was always interesting to see however didn’t spark much of an intrigue in myself so much to want to try it on my own. As I got older many people would speak of something called, ‘dro’ which I later realized was hydroponics.
This was something that did interest me because it was a newer, seemingly, more high tech way of gardening. It seemed so futuristic to me, and growing up I was a computer nerd so naturally anything ‘techie’ sparked some interest.
I decided to give traditional gardening a try before hopping into hydroponics so that I could understand the plants biology without also having to understand the hydroponic dynamics. It was during that first soil grow that a friend of mine told me a new hydroponic store was opened in our town. I immediately went to check it out only to be too late as it was after hours.
I remember peaking inside the window and seeing complex hydroponic systems in grow tents, and fertilizers on the shelves; all things that I had only seen online before so it was quite exciting to see these things in person even if it was just through the window at first.
Eventually I made it during business hours and began to speak with Mark Sr & Jr who shared with me all they knew. I attended classes, and expanded my knowledge all while making some good friends. Needless to say now I’m working closing with Mark Jr on the business as a whole and my lifestyle has become engulfed in hydroponics. What was a hobby has now become a career, and I look forward to sharing all I know with YOU
Lanz Fritz – CPA
Lanz Fritz, CPA is currently the part-time CFO for Green Joint Ventures. Fritz has spent the last four years as a small business consultant through Corporate Growth Consulting primarily as a CFO-for-hire.
Prior to that, Fritz spent ten years with Stormwater Management, Inc. (SMI) as CFO & VP of Operations. During that time, Fritz helped SMI grow revenue by 7,500% and turn a pretax loss (-83% of revenue) into a generous pretax profit (28% of revenue).
Fritz also helped SMI raise money through four separate equity offerings and eventually guided the company through a successful sale in 2005. Prior to SMI, Fritz was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche and Grant Thornton. Fritz also worked as a consultant for: Hollywood Entertainment Corp. (Hollywood Video), Northwest Pipe & Casing Co. and Oregon Steel Mills. Fritz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.
We Provide Hydroponics Expert Phone Consultations, Support
and Classes. Our Phone Consultations is Free of Any Cost or Obligation.
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