I have always been fascinated with plants and their endless variations of form and color. As a child, I remember spinning fuchsia blooms between my fingers and imagining them as tiny ballerinas in colorful tutus. In college I studied horticulture, along with art and music, focusing on native California plants, landscape shrubs and perennials. I spent several years working in nurseries growing bedding plants and helping customers with plant selection. Eventually I discovered the world of flower arranging, the perfect marriage of horticulture and art. I have been creating floral designs for events for the last 20 years along with cello performance for public and private events.