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Meet The Committee


Pursuing passions for all things local & planty, your event committee has been working hard to bring this project to fruition.

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Lead Organizer

Andy Porter is a Realtor® with @properties IND, providing real estate services to the greater Indianapolis area. He makes his home with 90 houseplants, 2 squirrely dogs, and a lovely lady who puts up with all of them.

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Lead Organizer

Veronica Hamilton is a mortgage loan originator with Merchants Bank of Indiana, whose passion is affordable housing. She is a mother to a 14-year-old boy, 2 dogs, 2 axolotls, and 50+ houseplants.

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Dayna Thompson works in sales and coordinates events around the city of Indianapolis. Dayna is passionate about her plants and is active in the local plant community. She owns a local plant shop, Serendipity Plants.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her supportive husband and two awesome kids.  

Education Coordinator


Marketing Coordinator

Rooted with Ruby began in 2019 as #GreenThumbGoddess, hosting events centered around growth, self-love, healing and creating a community of people in search of purpose, passion and peace… through plants, of course!  Since then she has participated in numerous community lead events, placing plants in schools, business offices and homes around the Midwest! Ruby is a plant enthusiast with over 200 houseplants of her own, and counting. Her goal is to place plants in the peoples hands.

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