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Meet Our Team

Casey Hentges

Casey is the face you see when tuning in to Oklahoma Gardening. Before joining forces with the OKG team, she served as director of horticulture at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. She also worked for ValleyCrest Landscaping Companies, where she was responsible for the management of the landscape at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

Bailey Singleton

Bailey is the Extension Assistant for Oklahoma Gardening or as she likes to refer to as the “behind-the-scenes Magic Maker.” She oversees and maintains the Backyard Demonstration and Concept Garden at TBG. She can be found preparing for upcoming shows as well as creating and implementing new ideas.

Daniel Farris

Daniel serves as the Video Producer & Director for Oklahoma Gardening. Before joining the OKG team, he served as the video editor for Ag Communication Services where he worked on educational, promotional and social media videos for OSU Extension. He can be found behind the camera around The Botanic Gardens at OSU or editing a segment for this week's show.

Jacob Schmidt

Jacob is the editor and videographer for Oklahoma Gardening. He received his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Art Institute of Austin. After several years working freelance in Texas, he moved to Oklahoma with his wife and son to be closer to family. Jacob loves the creativity in gardening and video production.

Christi Evans

Christi is an Assistant State Extension Specialist for food safety and is a registered dietitian. She utilizes her background in nutritional sciences to promote healthy eating and safe food preparation practices. She can be found on Oklahoma Gardening cooking segments encouraging viewers to prepare healthy, nutritious recipes while utilizing fresh produce and adhering to food safety guidelines.

David Hillock

David serves as an Associate Extension Specialist in Consumer Horticulture and State Coordinator of the Master Gardener Program. David’s educational programming covers all aspects of consumer horticulture, though he has a particular interest in landscaping and ornamental plant material. David also plays a role on the Oklahoma Gardening team, presenting monthly Horticulture Tips and timely how-to garden segments.

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