After a fifteen-year career in investment banking in Chicago, Jamie Douglass decided to follow her passion to pursue a degree
in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape design. Following graduation, she completed an extensive internship program at the Chicago
Botanic Garden. Hired by Green Chicago, an outreach program serving impoverished neighborhoods in the inner city, Jamie traveled
to high-rise project sites, state aid senior homes, horticulture therapy sites, schools and vacant lots where she managed 45
gardens. "In my investment career I worked with Chicago's wealthiest citizens, but I felt the inner city gardeners were the richest."
After moving to Denver, Jamie worked for several non-profit organizations; a micro economic project with homeless and those living on the margins of society, and Grounds for Learning, a school garden program utilizing school grounds as an outdoor classroom. After a visit to Santa Fe in 2006, the Folk Art market and the Farmers' Market inspired her to make the City Different her home.
Mad Potter Container Gardens is her new venture, creating year-around seasonal plantings to delight and enhance any outdoor space in unique and special ways.