Member Joint Council


Chairperson
Skip Paal, AAF
(2019)
Rutland Beard Floral Group
5639 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Tel: 908-228-2386
Fax: 908-228-2397
Email

David Armellini, president and CEO of Armellini Express Lines
David Armellini (2019)
Armellini Express Lines
P.O. Box 678
Palm City, FL 34991-0678
Tel: 772-287-0575
Fax: 772-221-3189
Email

Joost Bongaerts
Joost Bongaerts (2019)
Florabundance, Inc.
P.O. Box 1252
Carpinteria, CA 93014
Tel: 800-201-3597
Fax: 805-566-9728
Email


Rakini Chinery, AAF, AzMF (2021)
Allan’s Flowers
1095 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301-3307
Tel: 928-445-5131
Fax: 928-445-4135
Email

Cheryl Denham, Arizona Family Florist, Phoenix, Arizona
Cheryl Denham (2019)
Arizona Family Florist
2050 S 16th St Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Tel: 602-507-4200
Fax: 602-707-6300
Email

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 (2019)
Norton’s Flowers & Gifts
2900 Washtenaw Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel: 734-434-2700
Email

Oscar Fernandez head shot
Oscar Fernandez (2021)
Equiflor/RioRoses
4405 NW 97th Ave
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 305-594-4445
Fax: 305-594-0924
Email

Nikki Lemler, AAF Welke’s Milwaukee Florist Milwaukee, Wisconsin Nikki Lemler, AAF, is vice president of Welke’s Milwaukee Florist, the business her great-great-grandfather started in 1901. She has worked in the industry since she was 6 years old, when she swept floors. Today, her expertise includes weddings, event planning and corporate sales. Lemler is an instructor with Flowers for Kids, a program that teaches children of all ages how to appreciate, care for and arrange flowers. She is a member of the Great Lakes Group.
Nikki Lemler, AAF (2020)
Welke’s Milwaukee Florist
5528 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Tel: 414-442-8640
Email

Alejandro Perez (2021) Komet Sales
Alejandro Perez (2021)
Komet Sales
951 Brickell Ave #3210
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: 786-206-0554
Email

Anne Stewart Smithers-Oasis North American Operations Kent, Ohio Anne Stewart is vice president of Smithers-Oasis North American Operations in Kent, Ohio. Prior to entering the floral industry three years ago, Stewart spent 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, working for Sherwin-Williams in both marketing and sales capacities. She has substantial experience selling to wholesale customers in the U.S. and Canada and received several awards from her former employer. Stewart has a degree in social science from the University of Western Ontario. She belongs to Vistage, a CEO networking group in Northeast Ohio, and wrote an article on retirement planning for Smart Business magazine.
Anne Stewart (2020)
Smithers-Oasis – North American Operations
919 Marvin St
P.O. Box 790
Kent, OH 44240
Tel: 330-673-5831
Fax: 330-678-5279
Email


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

Herb Van der Ende, Jr. (2020)
Burnaby Lake Greenhouses, Ltd.
17250 80th Ave
Surrey, BC V4N 3G4 Canada
Tel: 604-576-2088
Fax: 604-576-2475
Email

Krissy Doyle
Staff liaison
Krissy Doyle
Manager, Member and Data Services
Society of American Florists
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703-838-5204
Fax: 703-836-8705
Email

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