Forty seven floral design professionals inducted as AIFD Accredited Members

Posted On 30 Jul 2014
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events_aifd_inductees2014BALTIMORE, USA: During ceremonies at its recent National Symposium, “Transition Transformation,” the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) inducted 47 floral design artists from around the world as Accredited Members of the Institute. Induction ceremonies took place July 5 during the Institute’s 2014 Induction Ceremony “Reflecting the Dynamic Forces of Nature” held in conjunction with its 2014 National Symposium “Transition Transformation” in Chicago, Ill.

As accredited members of AIFD, the 47 honorees will now be able to use “AIFD” and “CFD” addenda as part of their professional name. The inductees include: Jesus Avila Camarillo AIFD, CFD of Nuevo Leon, Mexico; Hyun Bae AIFD, CFD of Seoul, South Korea; Leticia Baeza Hernandez AIFD, CFD of Coyoacan D.F., Mexico; Dawn Block AIFD, CFD of Oakbank, MB, Canada; Lesley Bolden AIFD, CFD of Jacksonville, Fla.; Christopher Branham AIFD, CFD of Middlesboro, Ky.; Bitsy Carter AIFD, CFD, AAF of Hope Floral in Hope, Ark.; Conni Jo Casey-Harris AIFD, CFD of North Las Vegas, Nev.; Mauricio Castaneda Acosta AIFD, CFD of Coyoacan, DF, Mexico; Yun Cho AIFD, CFD of Coung nam prov, South Korea; Hyo Jung Choe AIFD, CFD of Seoul, South Korea; Won Chang Choi AIFD, CFD of Floriat in Seoul, South Korea; Youn Choi AIFD, CFD of Kyunggi-do, South Korea; Jung Chu AIFD, CFD of Seoul, South

Korea; Leisa Cook AIFD, CFD of Belgrade, Mont.; Justin DeGonia AIFD, CFD of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Callie DeWolf AIFD, CFD of Portland, Ore.; Jennifer Dietrich AIFD, CFD of Bethpage Florist in Bethpage, N.Y.; Adrianna Duran-Leon AIFD, CFD of Passion Floral Design Studio in Albuquerque, N.M.; Julie Gennaro AIFD, CFD in Deland, Fla.; Chelle Gerhardt AIFD, CFD in Rogers, Ark.; Debbie Gordy AIFD, CFD of Compton’s Florist in La Porte, Texas; Se Han AIFD, CFD of Seoul, South Korea; Brad Higginson AIFD, CFD of Ahma Florits Inc. in Toronto, ON, Canada; Jamie Hindley AIFD, CFD of Passion Flowers by Jamie Hindley in Ferndale, Calif.; Kirk Joiner AIFD, CFD of Miami, Fla.; Yun Joung AIFD, CFD of

Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea; Han-Soon Kim AIFD, CFD of Kotnuri Flower Shop in Kyungkido, South Korea; Min Kim AIFD, CFD of Seoul, South Korea; Jin Kim (Chong) AIFD, CFD of Pasadena, Texas; Rebecca Klein AIFD, CFD of Poppies Design Studio, LLC in Columbia, Ill.; Michiko Koyama AIFD, CFD of Saitama, Japan; Phan Lai AIFD, CFD of Orange, Calif.; Thorne Lam AIFD, CFD of Melody Flowers in Westminster, Calif.; Katherine Larsen AIFD, CFD of Salt Lake City, Utah; Rhonda Little AIFD, CFD of Millinocket Floral Shop in Millinocket, Maine; Marcela Lopez-Vallejo AIFD, CFD of Cartago, Costa Rica; Kimberly Martin AIFD, CFD of Columbia, Mo.; Mary McCarthy AIFD, CFD of The Blooming Idea in The Woodlands, Texas; Michelle Morgan AIFD, CFD Morgan Investment Enterprises LLC DBA Katherine’s Florist of Clermont, Fla.; Heather Page AIFD, CFD of Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Gayoung Celina Park AIFD, CFD of Las Vegas, Nev.; Poppy Parsons AIFD, CFD of Smart Flowers in Swift Current, SK, Canada; Cindy Pham AIFD, CFD of Las Vegas, Nev.; Rey Rodriguez AIFD, CFD of Pleasanton, Texas; Randy Stone AIFD, CFD of East Dublin, Ga.; and Annie Wang AIFD, CFD of Annie’s Florist in Shanghai, China.

“AIFD continues to maintain its high standard,” said Kelly Mesaris, AIFD’s director of membership. “Achieving Accreditation is a difficult task and those who are successful should be proud of their accomplishment.”


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