About Us

We're down-to-earth folks with decades of experience and a deep love for carnivorous plants.

Jeff Dallas

Jeff Dallas started Sarracenia Northwest in 1995 out of a passion for carnivorous plants. As a young teenager, he started his journey with a single Venus flytrap. Twenty years later, his collection grew to where he was able to sell his excess plants at a local outdoor market in Portland, Oregon. The rest is history!

Wtih a background in education, Jeff loves being at the market and teaching new growers about carnivorous plants. Jeff also works for the Outdoor School with the Multnomah Educational School District, working with sixth graders about the outdoor sciences.

Jeff's favorite plants are Sarracenia. In the photo, he's holding on of his hybrids, Sarracenia Lorax (also known as Margaret Eng).

When not working with plants, Jeff enjoys watching reruns of Star Trek and old sci-fi movies, especially Godzilla.

Jacob Farin

Prior to joinging Sarracenia Northwest in 2003, Jacob worked in the healthcare field. He left that career to to help develop the online portion of the nursery, first as cobraplant.com, then later as Growcarnivorousplants.com, Inc. Throughout the years, he has worked on many projects, such as the Grow Carnivorous Plants DVDs, The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners, and many Youtube videos.

Jacob's favorite plants are Nepenthes and Heliamphora. In the photo, he is holding one of his favorite Heliamphora hybrids, Tequila.

When not working with plants, Jacob enjoys playing really old French flutes, those made at the turn of the 20th century.

Brooke Jensen

Having lived in Oregon all her life, Brooke has been a long-time customer from our early days. In fact, she was one of the original subscribers to the Carnivorous Plant of the Month when we started it in 2003. With more than a decade of growing carnivorous plants, she brings a lot of experience and insight to the nursery.

Brooke works primarily in our shipping department, packaging plants and boxing orders. She also assists with plant production and many other nursery duties.

Her favorite plants are Sarracenia and Venus flytraps. In the photo, she is holding a large pot of King Henry flytraps.

When not working with plants, Brooke enjoys working with dogs. She is a certified dog trainer and spends a couple days a week caring for dogs at a daycare facility.

Sean Springfield

Sean is our newest employee. He moved to the Portland area from Gainesville, Florida, specifically to work for Sarracenia Northwest! He has a bachelor degree in horticulture from the University of Florida and has extensive experience growing and breeding Nepenthes. At the nursery, he manages plant propagation of all types and assists with landscaping.

Sean's favorite plants are Nepenthes. In the photo, he is holding Nepenthes Peter D'Amato.

When not working with plants, Sean enjoys playing the piano and exploring new, hip ramen shops.

Sara, The Sarracenia Pup

Sara joined the nursery in 2018. Though very inexperienced at first, she has proven to be a very good doggy. Her chief duties at the nursery include water testing and security. She also plays a key role in quality control. Through her initiative, we now send all plants to the lab for inspection prior to shipping.

Her favorite plants are those that are easy to dig up.

When not working, which is almost all the time, she really enjoys chasing tennis balls. A lot. Maybe too much.