General manager with Bailey Innovations
David Roberts has been an avid horticulturist since he first started training bonsai trees in the early 2000s. His interest in rare and unusual plants led David to North Carolina State University where he studied under Dr. Dennis Werner and Dr. Tom Ranney, both of whom stoked a passion for plant breeding that still burns today. That same passion led David to Bailey, where he was hired in 2015 to act as the general manager and head plant breeder for Bailey Innovations. David manages day-to-day operations, leads breeding direction, and coordinates breeding objectives for the research and development facility based in Athens, Georgia.