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The “Pruning Your Roses: The Kindest Cut of All” and "Don't Let Your Roses Bug You!" eBooks, bonuses, the Rosecaretips.com website, blog, and newsletter are published by Rugosa Enterprises, LLC.

Our company is a research and online information publishing group specifically geared toward helping people solve everyday problems. These problems can be those involved with building an above ground pool deck, care of roses, or other solutions for which people are searching the Internet without finding many relevant answers.

Your needs and active searching, your submitted questions and topics, and our diverse experience and interests provide the wide range of possibilities of our subjects.

Our Founders

Harriet Ottaviano, Chief Editor.

Harriet is a volunteer at the Portland International Rose Test Garden and a member of the American Rose Society (ARS), the Orange County Rose Society (OCRS), and the Portland Rose Society. She also writes the “A Nose for Roses” blog.

Harriet’s organizational experience is primarily as a director with the Girl Scouts of the USA. She has been active in the arena of non-profit youth and family service agencies for over 25 years. She was a columnist and photographer for a local newspaper and worked in the press center for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Harriet is a certified instructor and visitor for the American Camp Association. She enjoys distance running, skiing, and working the NY Times Crossword Puzzle.

Paul Ottaviano, General Manager.

Paul is responsible for the day-to-day running of Rugosa Enterprises LLC and the management and coordination of its associates, affiliates, researchers, writers, and editors. He has experience in the start up and running of his own businesses and has also worked for large corporations like Wells Fargo & Co.

Paul has experience in sales, internet marketing, and financial services and is especially skilled at finding practical solutions for his customers. He spends his free time bicycling, reading about history, and enjoying sports.

Richard Ottaviano, Publisher.

Rich brings 35 years of corporate experience to Rugosa Enterprises LLC. A senior executive in Fortune 100 and 500 firms, he is the founder of 4 companies, has served on seven boards of directors and is also currently the Chairman and Co-CEO of a Management Consulting firm Inside Out Solutions, Inc.

Rich is particularly skilled in business operations and specializes in focused problem solving. He is a student of investing and is currently teaching himself to play the ukulele and speak Italian.



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