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Retailers Council

The Retailers Council represents the needs of the retailer industry segment within the Society of American Florists.

The year noted after each individuals name indicates when their term on the Council expires.


Chairperson
Kaitlin Radebaugh, AAF (2021)
Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses
120 E Burke Ave
Towson, MD 21286
Tel: 410-825-4300
Email


Jennifer Barnard (2021)
Tillie’s Flower Shop
3701 E Harry St
Wichita, KS 67218-3714
Tel: 316-687-0630
Fax: 316-687-0248
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

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 (2020)
Norton’s Flowers & Gifts
2900 Washtenaw Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel: 734-434-2700
Fax: 734-434-4460
Email

Brian Kusuda Jimmy’s Flower Shop, Inc. Ogden, Utah Brian Kusuda is vice president of Jimmy’s Flower Shop, Inc., a 69-year-old shop in Ogden, Utah. He has a degree in business administration from Weber State University and 12 years of experience in the industry. His expertise includes product development, care and handling, quality control and human resources. He is a member of the Midwest Floral Group.
Brian Kusuda (2020)
Jimmy’s Flower Shop, Inc.
2735 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT 85034
Tel: 801-621-2360
Fax: 801-392-7092
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


Brad Levy (2022)
Allan’s Flowers & Plants
5225 Lovelock St
San Diego, California 92110-4012
Tel (619) 460-3192
Email


Sandy Nielsen (2022)
Nielsen’s Florist and Garden Shop
1405 Post Rd
Darien, Connecticut 06820-5419
Tel (203) 655-2541
Email


Chris Norwood, AIFD, PFCI
(2022)
Tipton & Hurst, Inc.
PO Box 7329
Little Rock, Arkansas 72217-7329
Tel (501) 666-3333
Email


Michael R. Pugh, AAF (2022)
Pugh’s Flowers
2435 Whitten Rd
Memphis, TN 38133-4715
Tel: 901-363-6744
Email


Keith Rockcastle (2021)
Rockcastle Florist
870 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14612-3049
Tel: 585-225-3640
Email


Michael Trogdon, AAF (2020)
Burge Flower Shop, Inc.
625 S Fayetteville St
Asheboro, NC 27203
Tel: 336-625-3466
Fax: 336-625-5813
Email


Staff liaison
Kimberly A. Hay
Membership Specialist
Society of American Florists
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703-838-5231
Fax: 703-836-8705
Email

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