The founder and inventor of the Hold It Mate products, Brian Johnson, is an entrepreneur/inventor who has always found unique and different ways to get things done. Brian comes from a long line of sales professionals, homebuilders, creative thinkers and of course growers! Most notably was his grandmother Caroline. To friends and family in Minnesota, she was known for her ability to grow anything at anytime of year. This has been carried on by Brian’s mother, who also has an abundant collection of foliage, flowers and herbs in and around her home at all times.