Growing up I always felt connected to the arts. Even from a young age I spent most of my time creating and knew that when I grew up I wanted to be able to explore those gifts as a profession. In high school I got a part time job at a flower shop. I really loved it, despite the fact that I was usually scrubbing buckets, processing flowers or taking phone orders, I just loved the energy of being around flowers.
As the years went on and I moved on to college I left and took a job at a call center to help pay for school. I spent too many years there, and kept dreaming of leaving and pursing my creative passion. Little did I know that the direction I needed to go was flowers. At the time I was helping my friend Sarah Winward with some of her events at the beginning of her business, and while I was generally just there on event days, I still loved the energy of being around flowers and weddings.
As I continually asked myself what it was I wanted to do, I think flowers had been waiting all along. As soon as I had made the decision to start my company I never looked back. I refused to have plan B and worked tirelessly to make sure the consistency of my brand was strong from the start. With every arrangement or bouquet I worked on, I pushed for it to be better than the last. After about a year of balancing both that cubicle job and Tinge, I finally got to a place where I could focus all of my efforts on my business.
Since doing so I've been fortuned with many opportunities traveling doing weddings, teaching, and connecting with people I would have never had the chance to meet otherwise, which ultimately has been my favorite part of this job. There is an incredible community of people in this creative world, and to be able to connect with them on a personal level has been so fulfilling.
My work is greatly inspired by nature, color and the blooms themselves. I really feel that negative space and dimension give the greatest impact in composition. Whenever I start building an arrangement my focus always starts with color, finding the connections between blooms and arranging them so that the eye can travel naturally through the palette.
My husband and I currently reside in Salt Lake City, Utah renovating our "new" old home. My husband is quite handy and has been doing most of the work himself. We are also expecting our first baby! She is due in mid September, and couldn't be more excited!