Blake Thilmony is the R&D Project Manager for Rainbow Ecoscience. Prior to taking on her role in R&D, she was a an emerald ash borer technician, injectcare and plant health care crew member, and a vegetation management technician for Rainbow's service company in Minneapolis. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Natural Resource Management with a minor in Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Plant Science, both from North Dakota State University. Her hobbies include: traveling, hanging out somewhere around lakes, mountains, and trees, and hiking and backpacking adventures. Her favorite tree is a Rainbow Eucalyptus. If she was hosting a dinner part and could invite any guests (alive or dead), she would choose Charles Darwin, Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Gifford Pinchot.