Staff


The Western Nursery & Landscape Association is professionally managed by Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.  Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc. is a professional association management company that was founded in 1989 by Sarah Woody Bibens. We work with nonprofit clients in a variety of industries on local, state, regional and national levels, specializing in trade associations. Woody Bibens and Associates provide full spectrum management services.

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association has been a client of Woody Bibens and Associates since 1989.

Sarah Woody Bibens
President, Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.
Executive Director, Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Sarah Woody Bibens has 26 years of experience as an Executive Director, working with local, state and regional trade associations. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia with a degree in Forest Management.

Sarah is passionate about many outdoor activities, especially running. She has completed marathons in Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, Minneapolis and London.  She qualified and ran the 2013 Boston marathon and returned to both the 2013 New York and 2014 Boston marathons after both races were interrupted the previous year.


Emily Bibens, MPhil, CAE
Vice President, Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.
Education & Marketing Manager, Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Emily Bibens earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in January 2013, the highest professional credential in the association industry. In addition, she has an MPhil Management degree from the Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge. She is a member of ASAE's Professional Development Council and was honored to present educational sessions at the 2014 Great Ideas Conference and 2015 Annual Conference. Emily resides in Raleigh, NC where she is a member of the Professional Development Committee and Chair of the FUEL Young Professional Committee for the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC).




Tammie Jones
Assistant

Many of you know Tammie as the registration manager onsite at the annual Western each year.  Tammie is a Licensed Practical Nurse and, when not helping with the Western, she is the Faith Based Liaison with Live Well St. Joseph.