Kay Stephenson is a transplant to Georgia from the St. Lawrence River valley of New York. An avid gardener, she served on the board of the Georgia Native Plant Society and advocates for the use of native plants through several other park and greenspace organizations like Piedmont Park Conservancy. Georgia Gardening has published several of her articles. In the interest of full disclosure, her own gardens are not exclusively native, but she is working on it. A freelance writer and fiber artist, Kay lives in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady.