Lynn’s relationship with Merrifield Garden Center began with a romance. At the age of 15, she fell for the boss’s son, Rob Warhurst, who she met at Marshall High School and who coincidentally used to pick up Lynn’s family’s trash as part of the Warhurst Trash service business. Lynn began working at the garden center as a cashier and continued working while attending George Mason University, where she earned her degree in decision sciences and management information systems. After graduation she turned down several offers to work full time in Merrifield’s accounting office. Lynn has been the CFO for the past 30 years. She married Rob in 1986, and today they have three children who are all working in the family business, along with one son-in-law. When she’s not working, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.