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Profile Presentation: Lisa Whittlesey. By: Alison Wamsley March 9, 2012. Educational Background. Bachelor of science in horticulture at Texas A&M University Masters in Horticulture at Texas A&M University. Professional Background. Horticulture Instructor at Bryan Federal Prison Camp

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Profile presentation lisa whittlesey

Profile Presentation:Lisa Whittlesey

By: Alison Wamsley

March 9, 2012


Educational background
Educational Background

  • Bachelor of science in horticulture at Texas A&M University

  • Masters in Horticulture at Texas A&M University


Professional background
Professional Background

  • Horticulture Instructor at Bryan Federal Prison Camp

  • Wedding/ Event flowers business

  • Junior Master Gardener Program Director


Becoming a floral designer
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


Floral designer qualifications
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


Typical day
Typical Day

  • Had a full time job

  • Weekends and evenings

  • Busiest in the summer and in December


Positives and negatives
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


Floral design trends
Floral Design Trends

  • Personalizing the wedding specifically to the couple

  • Hand tied bouquets


Advice for my profession
Advice for my Profession

  • Work for someone first

  • Take business class

  • Be open to change