Armstrong

MEET THE TEAM

Alana

ALANA

Describe what you do here: Owner/Bill Payer/Boss Babe/ Mess Maker and Dream Inspirer

Previous Job: 25+ years in retail & retail management, a wardrobe stylist and personal shopper, house painter and a teacher.

Favourite Flower: Peony & Protea

Ideal Saturday Night: My dog, cat, hubby and I snuggled up on the couch with popcorn and a glass of wine.

I Can't Live Without: A hot bath and a glass of wine at the end of a long day.

Dreams and Goals: To inspire other boss babes. To travel. To one day create enough art work to have my own show.

“Love Hard, Live Fearless”

Bev

BEV

Describe what you do here: I do the Shoppe’s deliveries and errands

Previous Job: Teaching Alana everything she knows about being an entrepreneur. Our family owned and operated a marina at Mabel Lake

Favourite Flower: Roses

On days off you will find me: Out for breakfast or lunch with friends. I also love spending time at mabel lake with family and friends.

Favourite Food: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Skills or talents that people don’t know about: I am extremely organized and love my daily routine. I am also quite ambidextrous.

“I don’t care to live a long life, just a healthy life”

Kelli

KELLI

Describe what you do here: Jill of all trades. I keep things running behind the scenes – I choose and purchase our blooms each week and even do our book keeping BUT that doesn’t mean you won’t also see me designing your arrangements!

Previous Job: I owned the shoppe from 2009 – 2016

Favourite Flower: Orange Lily

On days off you will find me: Camping, walking, knitting and spending time with my family

I can’t live without: My family

Dream: That the world becomes a safer, more peaceful place for my children and grandchildren to thrive in.

“What you are not changing you are choosing”

Sarah

SARAH

Describe what you do here: Flower slinger and customer greeter

Previous Job: I've been seen making swans in your cappuccinos, also a certified hair stylist.

Favourite Flower: Billy balls, Protea, Fever Few, Peonies, Garden roses

Ideal Saturday Night: Going to a local theater or music show, playing Dungeons and Dragons, rescuing a dog or two, maybe swiping up your dad's old sweaters for $2.99 at the local thrift store

Fav Podcasts / Books: My Brother My Brother and Me, Welcome to Nightvale - Podcasts I also am currently reading The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde and enjoying it very much

Hidden skills or talents: -Basic hula hoop tricks (it's cooler than it sounds...I think),
-Never spending more than $15 on one article of clothing

"Death is only the end if you assume the story is about yourself"

Susan

SUSAN

Describe what you do here: Senior Floral Designer

Previous Job: I began my career at Riddell Flowers for 5 years, then moved to Woodwards flower shop for 10 years. Following that I spent 10 years home with my babies and then joined the team at Armstrong Flowers 22 years ago.

Favourite Flower: Gerbera Daisies and Green Hydrangea

Ideal Saturday Night: A movie and a big bowl of popcorn

On days off you will find me: crafting, enjoying lunch with a friend, doing housework and gardening.

Dreams and Goals: I have enjoyed all my years as a designer but I am looking forward to retiring soon, spending more time with my family and camping with my hubby.

“Life is a gift, enjoy it to its fullest”