I started my floral design career in high school at Albany Career & Technical School back in 2005. My first year In school I took 1st place in regional and 2nd place in state SKILLS USA competition. My second year in school I took home 1st in regional,1st in state and 3rd in national SKILLS USA floral design competition. I graduated in 2007 as the SKILLS USA president and student of the year at Albany BOCES. I continued my passion with a year at SUNY Cobleskill for greenhouse, horticulture and floral design. In the years I’ve worked with many local shops and wholesalers. I finally landed at RFD in 2017 where I broadened my artistic dreams. This is where I call home. One of My favorite quotes for life is “ the difference between a flower and a weed is judgement “..........
Combining my experience in restaurant management, catering and a passion for design, I started making arrangements in 1993 -I will say- in my home and providing floral centerpieces for the events I would cater. The designs were popular and the demand grew. Soon it was too much for a home business and I officially opened Renaissance Floral Design in a little 700 square foot shop in Loudonville in 1995.
Today, RFD is the finest weddings and events - flowers shop - and home décor company in upstate NY.
I surround myself with a talented team of people who share my love of design and appreciation for beauty. We bring high design to the area, only providing the best for our customers. That is the key of our success.