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Instructor: One-Day Courses & Private Classes in Dallas
I grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and went to school for horticulture. I loved the serenity that working around plants gave me but I had always been creative and needed a way to turn my love for plants and flowers into a creative outlet. We had to do an internship to graduate so I did my internship with a floral studio that only did weddings and events in Indiana. They had a beautiful garden that they cut from and mixed with flowers that they ordered from other farms. I feel in love with the craft and business and when it was time to graduate I decided to look for floral design positions. Ready for an adventure, I landed in Texas and have been teaching floral classes since 2015. Teaching is by far my favorite part of my job and I love to share the passion and techniques with you guys.
Instructor: Floral Retreats & Private Classes Nationwide
Starting part-time in the floral business during college, Jenny found her passion for floral design and hasn’t looked back. Filled with fire and love for the visual art of flowers, at the age of 22, she opened her flower shop, Stems. With her 10-month daughter in tow, Jenny wanted to make the things she was selling interesting and different from what she saw in the industry. Jenny is very involved in the growth and promotion of the floral industry as a whole. Jenny was inducted as a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2011. During a year long process, 2015-2016, she studied and pursued the prestigious “EMC” title led by Tomas De Bruyne and Hitomi Gilliam. She also was awarded her commentator accreditation, Professional Floral Commentators – International (PFCI) in 2016. In addition to running Stems Florist, Jenny is a nationwide speaker and educator within the floral industry. Jenny teaches 3-day signature workshops to intermediate and advanced florists and flower-lovers, primarily at the DRD School of Floristry, opened in 2019 in partnership with Dr Delphinium Designs & Events in Dallas, Texas.