Rebecca Reed Koraytem is the U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses Ltd, working directly with North American garden retailers and professional growers. She has deep knowledge of English Rose varieties and is attuned to diverse U.S. and Canadian gardening regions. Prior to joining David Austin Roses, Rebecca was a garden editor for Southern Living for 15 years. She is an award-winning writer and garden designer, an active member of GardenComm, and has gardened professionally in the South and Pacific Northwest. She served on the board of the North Carolina Arboretum Society in Asheville, N.C, where she also served as a judge for the International Rose Trials hosted at Biltmore Estates. She holds an MS and a BS in Horticulture from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. She lives In Everett, Wash.