Believe it or not, theres a lot of administrative work that goes into keeping a nursery and greenhouse growing and we wanted to introduce all of you to the amazing minds behind our operation.

Damian Stumler


As a child, Damian spent all of his time outdoors, including the cantaloupe fields that his parents, Stephen and Patricia Stumler, tended to. At night, he would go to bed fully dressed so he’d be ready to be up at midnight to help his father get ready to sell the days harvest at market. This excitement about gardening as a child constructed a path that led him, 30 years later, to becoming president of the very business that his family purchased the month he was born.

When he’s not hard at work ushering in a new era at Grant Line, modernizing and taking it into the 21st century, Damian spends his time with his three children, Brookelyn, Gunner, and Brighton and his wife, Sunnye Zoeller-Stumler.

Regina Stumler Manning

Office Manager

Being a Stumler meant that as a child, Regina was right there alongside Damian, helping out in the greenhouses and tending to the family’s fruit and vegetable market. In 2006 she took over Grant Line’s office duties. When she’s not crunching numbers in the office, Regina stays busy taking care of her two children and spending time with her husband.

Christie Teepe

Store Manager/Buyer

Christie was hired in 2003 and quickly proved her exceptional leadership skills, being promoted to store manager the following summer. When she’s not playing buyer of all hard goods and gift ware and director of our “Come Grow With Us” adult education seminars and workshops, Christie can be found playing in her organic garden at home with her two boys and spending time with her husband.  

Chris Tobbe

Landscape Manager

Growing up in a greenhouse bedding plant production, Chris evolved as a true plant enthusiast and has worked as a Landscape Designer for Grant Line for the last 11 years, envisioning and sculpting stunning landscapes all over the Kentuckiana area. You can take a look at some of his work right here as proof.

Karen Kirtley

Greenhouse Manager/Grower

Karens 11 years with Grant Line has cultivated an expertise for all things annual, vegetable, and houseplant, giving her the know-all to help our customers plan and troubleshoot their gardens. A lover of both flora and fauna, she spends her spare time tending to her own garden, taking care of her dogs and volunteering at the animal shelter.


Gary Gaimari

Wholesale Manager/Nursery Manager

Gary joined the Grant Line Garden team in 2011, and has quickly become the go-to guy for our retail and wholesale customers. Gary’s landscape design and installation experience, as well as extensive plant knowledge makes him more than qualified to assist any landscape contractor or homeowner with their needs. Gary also has a background in organic farming.


A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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