Growers Council

The Growers Council represents the needs of the grower industry segment within the Society of American Florists.

The year noted after each individuals name indicates when their term on the Council expires.
If you would like to receive contact information for a particular Council member, please reach out to SAF staff on LiveChat.

Stephen Kennicott
Kennicott Kuts, LLC
1638 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60622-6723
Tel: 212-514-2299

Juan Carlos Aguilar (2024)
Dramm Echter Farms
1150 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel: 760-436-0188
Fax: 760-436-2974

Matt Altman (2021)
Altman Plants/Floragem
3742 Blue Bird Canyon Rd
Vista, CA 92084
Tel: 760-744-8191
Fax: 760-744-8835

Austin T. Bryant (2023)
Heart of Florida Greenhouses. Inc.
7555 Crewsville Rd
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Tel: 863-735-1199
Fax: 863-735-1081

Joaquin de la Torre (2022)
Ball SB
7270 NW 12th St
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: 305-495-8477

Victor Giorgini (2024)
Equiflor – Rio Roses
1500 NW 95th Avenue
2nd Floor
Doral, Florida 33172
Tel: 800-393-1010
Fax: 305-594-0924

Jamie Kitz head shot
Jamie Kitz, AAF
Center for Growing Talent at the Produce Marketing Association
1500 Casho Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: 831-809-3004

Juan David Lecuona (2023)
Deliflor Latin America
P.O Box 429
Rionegro, Colombia
Tel: 573-105-048183
Fax: 574-444-8794108

Robin Van der Schaaf (2021)
Flamingo Holland, Inc
1250 Avenida Chelsea
Vista, CA 92081
Tel: 760-734-1033
Fax: 760-727-1173

Rita Jo Shoultz (2022)
Alaska Perfect Peony
PO Box 15226
Fritz Creek, Alaska 99603-6226
Tel (907) 299-0261

F.J. Trzuskowski (2023)
Continental Floral Greens
PO Box 429
Belfair, Washington 98528
Tel (208) 720-1925

Susie Bachman West Bachman’s Minneapolis, Minnesota
Susie Bachman West (2022)
Bachman’s, Inc.
6010 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Tel (612) 861-7661

Staff liaison
Katie P. Butler
Senior Vice President
Society of American Florists
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703-838-5200
Fax: 703-836-8705

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