Jessica, Owner

Jessica started HPC in 2020 as a home-based passion project. She had the dream and planned in 2019, and just before launching the business Covid hit. After starting by selling online HPC shifted into pop-up events in a converted school bus. By the end of 2020, Jessica expanded into a brick and mortar store in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham.

Jessica lives in Birmingham with her husband and pet cat and dog. When not working, she spends time riding her moped around the city, spending time outdoors, attending live concerts, and visiting local breweries.

Mallory, Assistant Manager (Birmingham)

Mallory is from the small town of Sylacauga, but currently resides in the Southside area of Birmingham. She recently completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Montevallo with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Public Relations.

She started collecting plants during her first year of college in 2016 and now owns up to 100! Her passion for plants stemmed from her childhood, for her dad is a retired forester and her mom a major gardener/house plant collector.

Abigail, Shop Associate (Birmingham)

Abigail grew up in Albertville, AL and currently pursuing a degree in Social Work and Human Rights. In her free time, you can find her reading, painting, hiking, knitting, and caring for her plants!

She started getting into plants because of how much joy they gave her. Each plant has it’s own personality, as well as it’s own strengths and weaknesses. They are all so uniquely themselves and beautiful in their own way, just like people! Plants remind her that life gives us beautiful things, we just have to take the time to appreciate them.

Madison, Shop Associate + Bus (Birmingham)

Madison is from Huntsville and moved to the Birmingham area to receive her Bachelors in Musical Theatre and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Montevallo. She discovered her passion for plants about a year ago and is currently working to grow her own collection!

When she isn’t working, she enjoys being with her cats Biscuit and Gravy, working on local Birmingham productions and children’s theatre. 

Rebecca, Shop Associate (Birmingham)

Rebecca moved to Birmingham from Jacksonville, AL desiring a busier city with more options & opportunities. She first connected with our shop owner, Jessica, at a plant swap in March 2020 and has kept in touch since then. 

She began collecting houseplants in 2019 and through a lot of trial and error, has grown a lot along with her plants. She has experience in coffee, retail, and is also a licensed Realtor!

Rebecca enjoys being a barista, thrifting, and pretty much doing any craft she can pick up!

Casen, Shop Associate (Tuscaloosa)

Casen is a psychology student at the University of Alabama. He has always had plants in his life in one way or another. His great grandmother passed away in 2016, and she loved plants and has been a constant inspiration for him. Learning about plants and having my own mini jungle is his way of honoring her and feeling closer to her. 

He often frequents local coffee shops, small businesses, and of course plant stores!

Julianne, Shop Associate (Tuscaloosa)

Julianne grew up in Alabaster, AL and is now a sophomore at the University of Alabama studying Geography & Environmental Science. She started collecting houseplants with her mom during quarantine, and now the hobby has turned into an obsession!

In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, traveling, drinking coffee, reading, and hanging out with her friends!