Ty Triplett is a landscaper designer, completing his Master's in landscape architecture from Rutgers University. He has been growing orchids for over 18 years, and is a Probationary Judge and Membership Committee volunteer with the American Orchid Society. His personal collection focuses on Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, and Cattleyas. He recently has joined efforts with the Rutgers Plant Biology and Pathology Department to bring to fruition an educational and goal-driven orchid breeding and flasking program. He enjoys being an advocate for orchid education and conservation, and sharing his love of orchids with fellow growers.