My love of plants stems (pun certainly intended) from my early childhood when I would get to tagalong with my Grandma to various nursery wholesalers to purchase plants for the local nursery she worked at in the foothills of the Sierras. The smells and vibrant foliage and flowers left a lasting impression on me and to this day I get the same awe inspiring feeling every time I step into a plant nursery.
Those experiences led me to study Horticulture at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz and from there went on to study Floristry and Landscape design at CCSF.
After working several years in the floral industry I came to the realization that I enjoy working more with living elements and getting my hands dirty in the soil. One day I had my aha! moment: Why not bring my passion for plants, making people’s day, and connecting people with nature one pot at a time, together to create my dream job? Boom! The Potted Poppy is brought to fruition.
It's been a long, rocky but fun journey to get to this point where I am at today. I always knew I would work for myself one day, but it's easier said than done. It was with the amazing support of my friends, family, and my off the charts amazing dude, that I was able to take the leap of faith. And let me tell you, FAITH was all I had! Faith that I can do whatever I put my mind to, faith that I can only fail if I don't try, and faith in myself that I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me!
So here I am today in May of 2016. Getting ready to launch my very own business pertaining to everything that gives me hope, life, and happiness.