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  1. Profile Presentation:Lisa Whittlesey By: Alison Wamsley March 9, 2012

  2. Educational Background • Bachelor of science in horticulture at Texas A&M University • Masters in Horticulture at Texas A&M University

  3. Professional Background • Horticulture Instructor at Bryan Federal Prison Camp • Wedding/ Event flowers business • Junior Master Gardener Program Director

  4. Becoming a Floral Designer • Horticulture and Floriculture clubs at A&M • Changed major to horticulture • Took many floral design classes and loved them • Started out doing friend’s wedding flowers • Started own small business

  5. Floral Designer Qualifications • Quality and care of flowers • Connecting with the client • Understand the client’s vision • Have a high level of creativity • Experience in the field • Time and money management

  6. Typical Day • Had a full time job • Weekends and evenings • Busiest in the summer and in December

  7. Positives and Negatives • Positives: • Every wedding or event is different • Creativity • Pleasing the client • Negatives • Not possible to do many things ahead of time • Time management

  8. Floral Design Trends • Personalizing the wedding specifically to the couple • Hand tied bouquets

  9. Advice for my Profession • Work for someone first • Take business class • Be open to change