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Sales Team

Introducing the Kankakee Nursery Sales Team! 

Pete Worth

Sales & Marketing Manager 

Pete joined Kankakee in the summer of 2009 as a sales assistant before taking over managerial duties in 2022. In addition to his sales responsibilities, Pete also leads our logistics and creates our marketing strategies. He holds a bachelor's degree from Marquette University. 

When He’s Not Talking Plants: Pete loves playing basketball and shuffleboard, going to concerts, and Cubs baseball.

Phone: 815-614-5556


Preston Dyer

Sales Territory: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Preston hopped on board the Kankakee team in September of 2023 as our first-ever sales rep in the South-Central U.S. Preston has over 20 year’s experience in horticulture and agriculture sales and carries a deep-rooted passion for people and the green industry.

Phone: 630-862-4555


Saskia Jensen

Administrative Assistant

Saskia joined the Kankakee staff in October of 2021 as our administrative assistant. A native of Dürnau, Germany, Saskia previously held administrative positions at both Mercedes-Benz and Semitron, an electronics distributor.

When She’s Not Talking Plants: Saskia loves traveling, playing piano and going to the movie theater.

Phone: 815-614-5557


David Kieser

Sales Territory: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

David started selling full time for Kankakee in July of 2023. Although he has over 30 years of experience in the horticulture industry, David is a continual student and uses his love of learning to be a source of current information for our customers. He has a degree in Horticultural from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

When He’s Not Talking Plants: David loves visiting independent coffee shops, traveling to National Parks, and the St Louis Cardinals and Boston Celtics.


Michael Porter

Sales Territory: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin

Michael began his Kankakee Nursery career in August 2021 after spending the previous 12 years at Studebaker Nurseries in Ohio. Michael has a degree in horticulture from the University of Michigan and services customers in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin for Kankakee. 

When He’s Not Talking Plants: Michael loves visiting breweries and wineries, hunting and Michigan football.

Phone: 815-391-0987 


Pete Reeser

Sales Territory: Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Pete has covered the Rocky Mountain area for Kankakee since 1996 and the Dakotas and Minnesota since 2016. Pete has been in the nursery industry for almost 40 years, gaining experience from management positions in retail/wholesale garden centers and in field-growing operations. He holds a degree in botany from Eastern Illinois University. 

When He’s Not Talking Plants: Pete loves gardening, traveling and white water rafting (which we’re all jealous of here in the Midwest)

Phone: 719-671-4462


Steve Wagner

Sales Territory: Northeast/New England Region

When He’s Not Talking Plants: In addition to his love of plants, Steve also has a passion for music and service.

Phone: 856-725-1462

Kankakee Nursery Sales Team

Get in touch with your respective sales representative to book your next order of beautiful Kankakee Nursery plants!