Career Development Taskforce

Speaker Chris Drummond
Board Champion:
Chris Drummond, AAF, PFCI
Penny’s by Plaza Flowers
417 Egypt Rd
Norristown, PA 19403-3405
Tel: 610-630-8825

Jenny Behlings, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, SDCF
Jenny’s Floral
528 Mt. Rushmore Rd
Custer, SD 57730
Tel: 605-673-3549

Theresa Colucci, AAF, AIFD, PFCI
P.O. Box 59
Suite 2356 Rt 44-55
Gardiner, NY 12525
Tel: 845-255-3866

Tim Dewey DVFlora Sewell, New Jersey Tim Dewey is vice president of DVFlora, a 58-year-old family-run wholesale company in Sewell, New Jersey. Dewey has 30 years experience in the floral industry. His expertise is in inbound logistics, procurement and purchasing, e-commerce, marketing and quality assurance. He’s an active member of the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association, serving on its board from 2014 to 2016. Dewey has a certificate in audio engineering from Paddington College in London, England. He is a board member and volunteer with Camden Youth Soccer Association, a soccer program for inner city kids in Camden, New Jersey.
Tim Dewey
520 Mantua Blvd North
Sewell, NJ 08080-1096
Tel: 800-676-1212

Tim Galea Norton’s Flowers & Gifts Ypsilanti, Michigan Tim Galea is president of Norton’s Flowers & Gifts, a 125-year-old business in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Galea has spent 48 years in the industry. His expertise is in financial management, floral design and leadership. In 2013, his shop was named Michigan Retail Florist of the Year. He has been a member of SAF’s Retail Council and Consumer Marketing Committee. He is director of the Michigan Floral Association. He has been a volunteer with the United States Jaycees for 18 years.
Tim Galea
Norton’s Flowers & Gifts
2900 Washtenaw Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel: 734-434-2700

Rodi Groot Sun Valley Floral Group Oxnard, California Robert Dirk “Rodi” Groot is product coordinator and bouquet manager of the Sun Valley Floral Group in Oxnard, California. He has a degree in trade and management from Boerma Instituut in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands and 37 years experience in the industry. His expertise is in care and handling, field and cooler inventory management, financial management and marketing. He served on the Produce Marketing Organization’s floral council from 2007 to 2008. From 2012 to 2014, he chaired the promotion committee for the California Cut Flower Commission and, in 2014, he chaired the committee that started American Grown Flowers.
Rodi Groot
Sun Pacific Bouquet / The Sun Valley Group
3132 E Pleasant Valley Rd
Oxnard, CA 93033
Tel: 805-797-4819

Chris Norwood, AIFD, PFCI
Tipton & Hurst, Inc.
PO Box 7329
Little Rock, Arkansas 72217-7329
Tel (501) 666-3333

Kaitlin Radebaugh, AAF
Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses
120 E Burke Ave
Towson, MD 21286
Tel: 410-825-4300

Rita Jo Shoultz
Alaska Perfect Peony
PO Box 15226
Fritz Creek, Alaska 99603-6226
Tel (907) 299-0261

Lenny Walker
Kennicott Brothers
1638 W Hubbard St
Chicago, Illinois 60622-6723

Robbin Yelverton, AAF, AIFD, CF, MCF, PFCI
Blumz by…JRDesigns
503 E Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
Tel: 248-398-5130

Kate Delaney, SAF Director, Career Development
Staff liaison
Kate Delaney
Director, Career Development
Society of American Florists
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703-838-5210
Fax: 703-836-8705

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