WHO IS CERES?

Inspired by the Roman Goddess of Agriculture, Ceres is a company devoted to growing plants. Our core team consists of engineers, architects, builders, plant experts, designers, and tinkerers.

Founded in 2011, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions aims to reinvent the traditional greenhouse. We combine passive solar design principles with innovative heat-storage techniques to create the most energy-efficient and durable greenhouses for any climate in the world. The result is a smarter, ‘greener’ greenhouse design: one that regulates its own temperature, can grow year-round, withstands the harshest weather, and uses little to no fossil fuel energy.

Our solutions can be found around the world, in climates as far-ranging as Alaska to South Africa. Our clients span backyard gardeners, sustainable farmers, school administrators and big industrial growers.

We partner with certified general contractors, horticulturists, and specialists in greenhouse growing and climate control systems.

Meet the Team

Marc Plinke

MARC PLINKE

Founder / Chief Operating Officer

Marc is an inventor-innovator who started his career as a chemical and process engineer working for Gore Technologies. When he landed in Boulder, CO, he retrofitted his family’s 1950’s ranch house into a “beyond-net-zero-energy home.” That experience led him into his second career in greenhouse building design. He has spent the past decade applying his engineering mindset and expertise to building better and more energy-efficient greenhouses. After helping build a state-of-the-art commercial greenhouse funded by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Marc started Ceres with the intention of enabling people to grow their own food sustainably and year-round. Marc’s passion is his family and his belief in leaving the world a better place for his children.

Chris Uhlig

Chris Uhlig

Chief Executive Officer

Josh Holleb

Josh Holleb

Solutions Architect

Karin Uhlig

Karin Uhlig

Sales Support / Resource Manager

Michael Woodard

Michael Woodard

Project Manager / Resource Manager

Bill Zanoni

Bill Zanoni

Design

Dawn Mann

Dawn Mann

Accounting / Resource Manager

Swapnil Kumar

Swapnil Kumar

Sr Mechanical Engineer

Haley Bridgnell

Haley Bridgnell

Marketing / Content Specialist

Kylie Gettleman

Kylie Gettleman

Project Development / Grow Support

Miriam Schaffer

Miriam Schaffer

Marketing / Communications Specialist

Markus Kroess

Markus Kroess

Engineering / Product Development

Christian Houpe

Christian Houpe

Engineering / Product Development

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Sunny Kaercher

Commercial Sales / Design

Jaclyn Jorgensen

Jaclyn Jorgensen

Commercial Sales

Elizabeth Shilling

Elizabeth Shilling

Engineering / Project Management

Zac McCallum

Zac McCallum

Engineering / Project Management

Jim Sabey

Jim Sabey

Commercial Sales

Marina Gieres

Marina Gieres

Design

Herve Maumus-Hue

Herve Maumus-Hue

Data Analyst

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Lane Calabro

Architectural Designer

Amy Chan

Amy Chan

Administrative Support

Ryan Champion

Ryan Champion

Design

Lauren Sharpe

Lauren Sharpe

Architectural Design / Sales

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