I started working with flowers in San Luis Obispo County in 1982 while still in high school. I worked part time as a holiday help person for a wonderful young couple and before I knew it they adopted me, or maybe I adopted them. During the next several years I was given the opportunity to develop and practice my designing skills with their very upscale and growing business. Years later after having a family and relocating, I was re-inspired by a new friend. This same kind of connection gave me the opportunity for six more years of learning and loving floral design. Now I am proud to say that my own shop, Redbud Bouquet Native Floral Designs, has been in service for three years satisfying our mountain customers and city friends in all their floral needs.