Francine Shear was born in Worcester, MA and attended Becker College (Worcester, MA), where she majored in Retail Design. Upon receiving her degree, she pursued a career in retail design for Jordan Marsh department store for several years.
Francine is the President of Echobrook Nursery in Worcester, MA, a WBE/DRE certified women owned business. Francine has a passion and love for plants and flowers, and enjoys bringing joy and love to others by helping them design beautiful outdoor landscapes and interior house plants for homes and businesses.
She does volunteer work for Shrewsbury Garden Club and Tower Hill Botanic Garden to help them design beautiful gardens. She also enjoys volunteering with the Worcester Public Schools to teach young children to plant beautiful gardens. Francine is also mother of one daughter, Sarah.