Christine Salem is a marketing and communications professional in the media industry. She has has worked at Horticulture Magazine, Houghton Mifflin, Yankee Magazine, and is now Strategic Planning Director at Outside. She created ornamental and vegetable gardens in Nebraska, Massachusetts, New Hampshire before moving to Santa Fe, where the area’s unique gardening challenges led her to the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association. She became a Master Gardener in 2010 and served on the organization’s board for three years. Christine has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Linguistics, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.