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The Western Nursery & Landscape Association is professionally managed by Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc. (WBA).  WBA is a professional association management company that was founded in 1989. 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, Inc. provide full spectrum management services.

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


Executive Director,
Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Sarah Woody Bibens
President & Owner, Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.

B.S. Forest Management, cum laude, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Sarah Woody Bibens founded Woody Bibens and Associates in 1989. During that time she has served as the Executive Director of multiple associations and consulted on various projects. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management, affording her insight and interest in the larger horticulture industry.Sarah is passionate about many outdoor activities, especially running. She has the Abbott World Major Marathons, running in Tokyo, Berlin, London, Boston, New York, and Chicago.

She qualified again for the 2019 Boston Marathon.


Special Projects,
Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Emily Bibens Chung, MPhil, CAE
Vice President, Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.

Executive Emily is a second generation association executive and began "helping" plan conferences at 5 years old. Currently, she is Vice President of Woody Bibens & Associates and serves as Executive Director for two of WBA's clients.

Emily is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has a MPhil Management from University of Cambridge's Judge School of Business. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language with Honors from William Jewell College where she was part of the Oxbridge Honors Program and a Pryor Leadership Program Fellow.Emily maintains professional membership with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC).

Board and Committee work: Director, Association Executives of North CarolinaMember of ASAE's Professional Development Section Council for 2013-2016

Past Chair of AENC's Young Professionals committee


Events Manager, 
Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Tia Nusbaum, 
Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.


B.S. Horticulture, Minor in Visual Communications, The Ohio State University

Tia assists all of our clients with event planning and management. She's an expert at working with venues and planning committees to design effective events that run smoothly. Between her knowledge of the horticulture industry and her incredible event planning skills, Tia is a perfect fit with the WNLA & Woody Bibens & Associates' team!


Membership Manager, 
Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Rachaele Andrews, 
Woody Bibens and Associates, Inc.


M.Ed. Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.A. Strategic Communications, Minor in Sport and Event Management, Elon University

Rachaele assists all of our clients with member services and registration management. If you call the office, you'll likely talk with Rachaele! Rachaele also works closely with our young professionals groups, working to engage students and young professionals as new association members.

Contact Us

Western Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 411747 Kansas City, MO 64141