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Steve Watts

Board Member (2025)

Cactus Rescue Crew Field Operations Organizer
Member Education Coordinator
Technology Committee Coordinator

Propagation Training Co-Coordinator

As a career I taught agriculture at the high school and community college levels in the Pacific Northwest. As years progressed, my side gig of developing software for wholesale plant nurseries became my full time work.

My wife and I both fell in love with the Sonoran desert while on a bicycling vacation to Tucson in the winter of 2014. Our frequent trips to the desert made us feel we belonged here and we made a permanent move to Tucson in the summer of 2016. Sometime in that first year, I took a UA master gardener class on cactus and succulents. I was hooked. In order to learn more about these incredibly interesting plants, I trained to become a master gardener and then found TCSS.

The most important motivator that drives my volunteer efforts for TCSS is that we are a mission driven organization.

Learning and teaching have been the most important parts of my life since I was a teen. The fact that TCSS has learning and teaching as two parts of our mission makes TCSS the obvious choice for a place to express my passion for learning.

Steve Watts on rescue

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS)

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