I am a native of a tiny little farm town in Southern Missouri - Summersville. I moved to the big city of Columbia, MO to attend M-I-Z in 2014 and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors in Agribusiness Management and Plant Sciences.
It was actually in High School through the FFA that I found my love for flowers. That love set sail in college when I began working at Tiger Garden- a student operated floral shop at Mizzou. I completed all levels of the Floral Design program and served two terms as Chapter President for the SAIFD organization (Student American Institute of Floral Designers.) I have competed across the nation 3 times, placing 2nd highest individual, Top Individual in Centerpiece category. While in college I completed two industry internships- at Tipton & Hurst in Little Rock the oldest and largest floral shop in Arkansas and I was an American Floral Endowment Mosmiller Scholar completing my internship at Kents Floral Gallery in Columbia, MO
I am so thankful for the opportunities I have had thus far in my floral career, the mentors that I have and the opportunity that I have to spend my days fueling my passion!
All the Best,