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Meet the Associates
Matt Horn, Owner
Matt Horn is a 1980 graduate of Cornell University. He earned his degree in horticulture and landscape design. He is a past president of the American Nursery and Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Retail Division Board. In July 2007, he was elected to the ANLA Board of Directors. In 2005, Matt was elected to the Board of the National Association of Pond Professionals. Matt served as Northeast Director of the Perennial Plant Association from 1990-1995. He was President of the Rockland County Landscape Association from 1989-1995. Matt lectures frequently throughout the United States on topics relating to horticulture, water gardening, and landscape design. He has taught at the New York Botanical Garden and at the Cary Arboretum and frequently appears on the B. Smith With Style Show. Matt is a certified New York State Nurseryman and is certified as a Master Pond Keeper. Matterhorn Nursery, Inc. was founded in 1981 by Matt Horn and his wife, Ronnie. They have three children, three golden retrievers, and one cat. Son Matthew is a Cornell graduate. Jessica is pursuing a career in counseling and also teaches tennis. Alexandra will welcome her first child in May. Matthew and his fiancee Ashley have a four year old son, Luke, and will marry summer 2014.

Ronnie Horn, Owner
Ronnie Zebrowski Horn is a 1980 graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and, with her husband Matt, founded Matterhorn in 1981. As teenagers, Matt and Ronnie fished in the ponds that today run through Matterhorn. Both thought their favorite fishing spot would make a great garden center. In 1980, Ronnie and Matt married and moved to Virginia. While reading a trade publication, Matt came across a for sale notice. The fishing spot was for sale and Matterhorn was born. Ronnie had a hand in all of Matterhorn’s divisions and operations. Her education background became the impetus for Matterhorn’s school trip program. Each fall, thousands of N-5 grade students visited Matterhorn to learn about the natural environment. Ronnie is the Women's Tennis Coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Matt Horn, Jr., Owner
Matt Horn, Jr. is a 2007 graduate of Cornell University, his father’s alma mater. Matt fell in love with the world of wine during an Agricultural Wine Tour of France organized by Cornell. He spent a summer touring three famous wine making regions in France – Alsace, Burgundy, and Bordeaux. Upon his return from France, Matt visited California and New York’s wine regions and brought his love of wine back home to Matterhorn’s Life on Vine Wine Shop. He managed Life on the Vine, where he was able to share his love for the world of wine and bring recognition to the local New York State vintners. Matt completed a Sommelier’s course and loved sharing his knowledge and wine appreciation with his clients. In addition to wholesale and retail sales, Matt Jr. worked closely with his dad to design Matterhorn’s retailscapes. Matt and his fiancee, Ashley, have a four year old son named Luke and plan to marry summer 2014.

Kristen Z. Stavisky, Consultant
Kristen has been with Matterhorn since the beginning from volunteering with initial property clean-up at age 10 to retail sales, inventory, management and just about everything in between! After a six year absence during which she worked in education managing the accreditation efforts and the day to day administration for the Graduate School at the Bank Street College of Education, Kristen returned to Matterhorn in 2005 as Director of Special Events and Marketing. Kristen oversaw tour services, special event rentals, and advertising and marketing campaigns. Today, she acts as a consultant to Matterhorn Associates

Kristen is a graduate of Skidmore College (Cum Laude) with a degree in Anthropology. She received a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law and earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. Kristen is active in local democratic politics, serving as a committeeperson for the past 24 years. In February 2011, Kristen was unanimously elected chairwoman of the Rockland Democratic Committee, only the second woman to hold that office. In November 2012, Kristen was unanimously nominated by the Rockland County Democratic Committee as Democratic Commissioner of Elections. She was confirmed by the Rockland County Legislature in December 2012 and took office January 1, 2013. Kristen has pledged to uphold her father’s, the late Assemblyman Kenneth P. Zebrowski, legacy of community service. She is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Museum & Study Center in Spring Valley, New York. Kristen lives in West Nyack with her husband, Evan, and their Golden Retrievers, Jack and Grady.


Matterhorn Associates
227 Summit Park Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Tel: 845 262 1149

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