{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Melissa

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Melissa

Let’s talk about our chaos coordinator, Melissa. Little but fierce, Melissa is full of energy, laughter, fashion, and smiles! 

She makes everyday spectacular especially with her delightful, yet sometimes questionable, jokes. George likes keeping her around for her “know it all attitude,” but she doesn’t have a clue what he is referring to…cheers to our mini Mel! We love having her on our side! Dying to know more about this ball of fire? Keep reading!

So, what are some of you favorite things about working at The Fleuriste? Flower School for sure! A close second though is doing the complete opposite of what George tells me to do. It’s so funny that he thinks he’s the boss. I also love getting to hang out with such cool people everyday! 

Why do you like Flower School so much? It’s a fun night for the team and for everyone who comes out! It’s an incredible way to learn about flowers and unique ways to arrange them. It’s so fun to hang out with everyone too! 

What type of flowers do you see in your future garden? Tulips for sure! They make me smile! Not sure if this makes me #basic though… 

We hate to bring up a sore subject; but word on the street is you aren’t great at driving. Any comments about that? First of all, I am REALLY good at driving! I think whoever you heard this “word” from is clearly jealous of my ability to swerve in and out of traffic, all while talking on the phone and putting on my lipstick. Personally, I find it to be pure talent! 


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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Sal

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Sal

Today’s feature is The Man.The Myth.The Legend…Sal! This friendly guy does not have the word “stranger” in his vocab, everybody is Sal’s friend!

This character is a notorious joke teller, this cheerful man is behind the wheel for The Fleuriste driving our trucks and helping us with any number of odd jobs around the store. He knows every back road in town, the dirt on every family you’ve ever heard of, still uses a flip phone and has a heart of gold! We can’t wait for you to meet our Sal Pal!

What is your favorite part of your job? I love working with the other members of the team. I also love to deliver flowers to the ladies who are home and see their smiling faces! #charmer 

What does a typical work day look like? When I first get to work, I’ll see what we have on the calendar for the day and get my instructions. Each day is different, which keeps it interesting for me.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working? I like to mingle! { THIS is why he rocks! Always ready for a great time! }

Where did you work before The Fleuriste? Right before coming to The Fleuriste, I worked at Michael’s Florist for eight years to the day. Before that, I was retired but before that, I was in the restaurant business. My late wife and I owned “Sissy’s Tea and Luncheon Room” in the First National Center. She wouldn’t let me in the kitchen { wonder why? } so I worked the front of the restaurant while she was in the back, I guess you could call me the customer relations guy!

Do you have a { clean and short } joke you can share with us? We can’t technically put what he said in writing but just know it was hilarious!


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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Jake

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Jake

Today we are pumped to introduce you to the man with a plan, Jake! Jake is part of our production crew and brings the perfect amount of sarcasm to complete our crew. A little sassy and a whole lot of crafty are two very important skills needed to be a successful member of our team… This is exactly why he fits in perfectly! 

Jake’s been working in the event world for years. It’s pretty obvious to tell though because when it comes to event days, Jake is ready for whatever! Experience is one of the many great traits he brings to #teamfleuriste. If you are looking for something fun, fresh and unique we are certain that our production team can make it happen! In his own words, here is more about Jake…

So how exactly do you get prepped for an event?  I look at the projects for the week and start executing a plan. With each event being different from the next we really try to strategize from the start so we know how much time we need in order to get the projects done.

What makes events so great to you? I love events because we get to build stuff and make people’s day wonderful. It really is all about making someone feel good.

What do you like building most for events? I like building anything with acrylics most. However, I work more with wood. Regardless of what we are building for an event I know that we have to be precise in order to make it really stand out and be different than anything else. It’s awesome when we build something that is original and never been seen before.

So we hear you have a favorite tool brand. What is itFunny you ask… Secretly, I like Milwaukee. However, just to get under Brad’s skin I tell him I like Dewalt. Brad is obsessed with Milwaukee products so it’s funny to go against him and watch him unfold. #rebel

What is your favorite part of The Fleuriste? My favorite part is the team and how everyone works together! This is a team that knows how to have fun, yet get things done at the same time. It’s an awesome experience! { Okay, WOW! That was the kindest answer! }


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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Ashley

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Ashley

We’re continuing our blog series today with the person who keeps the party rolling and the brides calm! That’s right, today you’re meeting Team Fleuriste’s Event Manager, Ashley. She’s the one behind the scenes making sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed all while wearing a smile on her face and high heels on her feet!

Ashley is quick on her feet and has networking skills that are unlike any other. Fun and fabulous are what come to mind when Ashley is in the game! With all the excitement she brings we thought we should also mention that she has a world famous pup named, Millie. Don’t believe us? Check out Millie’s insta page you will become a fan too! We love when Ashley brings Millie to come and hang out with us! We could tell you loads more about this Queen of Fun but we’ll let her take it from here…

Are you a morning person or a night person? Night! If you see me out of bed before 8:00 am, it probably took multiple alarms and a lot of dry shampoo! { Team Fleuriste side note: we are huge fans of the DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo! Try it – you won’t regret it! }
What is your favorite part of your job? 
Working with the clients!
What does a typical day for an Event Manager look like?  Well, each day is ALWAYS different. But there is always a mix of meeting with clients, working in my office surrounded by paperwork or completing projects for upcoming weddings and events. Now event days…that’s a totally different story!
What does event day look like for an Event Manager? In the morning, I’ll check on the team to see how production is going and make sure we are still on schedule. I’ll go over the event file and the production list for about the millionth time to insure we aren’t forgetting anything. Once I arrive to the venue, I’m usually running around multi-tasking by directing the crew, making sure all items are being placed in the proper location, coordinating with the other vendors on site, helping the client with last minute details and adding support as a back-up for the team. After the event is over, I’ll help take it all down at the end of the night!
You work with clients on so many different floral designs. Do you have a favorite? I don’t have a favorite {I’m attached to all of them!} but I do love when we can create floral chandeliers – they make such a memorable moment at an event!
What is your favorite flower? I have a few but right now I love Ranunculus…I am definitely a high petal count kind of girl!
You’re given a choice of one TV show to binge on Netflix while eating one meal – what is that show and what is that meal? Give me any funny sitcom and does french fries with a side of fresh fruit count as a meal? (No cantaloupe though! I strongly believe it is the “filler flower/carnation” in the fruit world.)
Word on the street is you’re a pretty stealthy online shopper – what is your favorite site to shop? I’ll admit I MIGHT have a small online shopping obsession but I love that are so many options and no crowds to fight! I don’t really have a favorite place to shop – I typically stalk a couple of blogs to see what the latest and greatest is and go from there.


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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Katy 

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Katy

Today we’re featuring the girl that can do it all, Katy! She is our Numbers Nanny and helps { well…tries to help… } keep Team Fleuriste organized and accounted for. We’re pretty sure Katy has superpowers with all she can do. We just don’t know how she gets it all done! #wonderwoman

This gal bleeds orange and loves a good Sal story. Katy also loves to throw leaves for her boyfriend, Dash. { Don’t tell her hubby, John. } From experience we can tell you that her baking is off the charts! Some of #TeamFleuriste’s favorites are her famous Rice Krispie treats and cake balls. Seriously, drooling just thinking about them!

What excites you about working at The Fleuriste? The team-oriented atmosphere and the passion that everyone has for their job is what excites me the most about my job at the Fleuriste. It’s great coming to work each day and being around a fun and enthusiastic group of people.
Which three famous people, living or dead, would you want to have dinner with? Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, and Kerry Washington. This group would definitely not be a boring group and lots of endless laughs.
What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working? Hanging out with family and friends. I also love to attend OSU football games and working out.
There’s a fire in your house – what three things do you take with you when you leave? Cell phone-of course, jewelry box, and my favorite purse.
You’re on the red carpet of a major event – which designer are you wearing?
I would have loved to wear an Oscar de la Renta gown.
You’re #TeamFleuriste “Numbers Nanny” – what does that mean to you? I want to be the numbers expert and be able to help the team with any of their number’s needs and/or questions.
What is your favorite flower? 
Peony

 
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