I look forward to presenting numerous programs on a variety of topics in your area soon. Talk to your wholesalers and floral associations to request a program. I am also working on the upcoming book "Wired and Worked" on various wire techniques and designs. I am currently living in Colorado. I started my floral training during high school in Texas and continue to work in the floral business today. I place a high value on the mentorship I received from florists in Texas, New York, Colorado, and Nevada while working in this industry. I also trained with floral designers in Europe. I traveled with my spouse who served in the Armed Forces and spent seven years abroad. That travel allowed me to work overseas and exposed me to floral design techniques used in Europe and Asia. I was inducted into AIFD in 2004 and into PFCI in September of 2011. I have worked with prestigious designers across the country and have designed for numerous educational programs, wholesale open houses, and presented a wedding luncheon at AIFD’s 2009 Symposium, and co-presented "California Natural" with Gerry Gregg AIFD at the 2011 AIFD National Symposium in San Francisco. Most recently I presented "Tool Belt Diva" at AIFD National Symposium 2013 in Las Vegas. I have given programs such as “Weddings: From Consultation to Completion”, Competition Workshop, “What to Expect and How to Live Through it”, and “Not Your Grandmothers Centerpiece, How to work with Permanent Botanicals”. I have been sought out to design for many high profile events, and have been published in national magazines such as Florist Review, Floral Management, and BloomNet magazine. I also remain active in local design programs and teach workshops for Floral Association of the Rockies. I competed in several national and local competitions. I placed first in Society of American Florist’s Sylvia Cup in 2009 and second in 2011, and 2005, first in Floral Association of the Rockies’ Bridal Bouquet Competition in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and first in Colorado Retail Florists Association’s Colorado Cup Competition in 2008, and Floral Association of the Rockies Rocky Mountain Cup in 2012.