Ty Seely is from Hillsboro, Oregon. He attended Oregon State University where he got his bachelor’s in horticulture and is now pursuing his master’s degree in plant breeding and genetics in North Carolina. A plant fanatic at his core, he’s passionate about species especially. After obtaining his master’s, he hopes to either pursue plant breeding, or research at a botanical garden. Some of his favorite species from the Pacific Northwest are: Lilium occidentale, Darlingtonia californica, Penstemon rupicola, and Dodecatheon poeticum.