AIFD Announces 2014 PFDE Results

All of the 143 candidates that tested as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program were successful in their bid to become a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) as bestowed by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), it was announced by Tim Farrell AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI, president of the Institute.

The candidates participated in AIFD’s rigorous Professional Floral Designer Evaluation (PFDE) session held July 2, immediately prior to the AIFD National Symposium “Transition Transformation” in Chicago. Earning a CFD® is the first step of the PFDE; the ultimate goal is to become an Accredited Member of AIFD.

Of the 143 professionals, 50 designers earned their CFD credentials in Chicago and 24 designers maintained their CFD credentials. Sixty nine professionals created artistic designs that were so excellent in presentation that they have been invited to become a member of AIFD and they will be inducted during ceremonies at the 2015 AIFD National Symposium “Journey” taking place in Denver, Colo., June 30-July 4.

During a PFDE, candidates must create five designs in four hours – product and categories are not announced until the PFDE begins. Designs are then evaluated based on ten points of professional floral design including mechanics, balance, color, theme, line, creativity and mechanics.

Prior to participating in the design portion of the PFDE, candidates must complete certain education requirements and successfully complete an online test to evaluate their fundamental understanding of design.

CFD designers are required to maintain their professional designation by accumulating 25 hours of floral design continuing education or serving in various capacities in floral associations.


New CFD designers include:

*Invited to become an Accredited Member of AIFD

Ernestina M. Barreto CFD
Mount Holly, NC

Judy Barrett CFD
Ocean Park Flowers
Surrey, BC Canada

Douglas Bates CFD*
Designs by Vogt’s
Sturgis, MI

Julie Bau CFD
Trudy’s Flowers
Naperville, IL

Richard Ace Berry CFD*
Houston, TX

Elizabeth Cangiano CFD
Oswego, IL

Megan L. Carollo CFD
Flower Bar Scottsdale, AZ

Kimberly L. Carpenter CFD
Hohenwald, TN

Eileen Cheng CFD*
Blossom Street Florist
Tamarac, FL

Law Guek Chu CFD*
Raffles International Floristry Academy Pte Ltd

Theresa B. Clower CFD
Theresa Floral Design
Newark, DE

Janet Jacqueline Corrao CFD
Kingsland & Franklin Florals
Nutley, NJ

Christie Cothrun CFD
Phoenix, AZ

Barry Cowart CFD*
Okatie, SC

Carolyn Daley-Brady CFD*
Philadelphia, PA

Kahee Daniels CFD
Kenosha, WI

Darenda Darnell-Garbarz CFD*
Designs by Darenda
Homestead, FL

Tina Davis CFD*
Marseilles, IL

Adriane Dianis CFD
Pine Knoll Florist
Suffern, NY

Lynde S. DiSomma CFD
Ukiah, CA

Ariel C. Ermatinger CFD
San Francisco, CA

Garrett Fairbanks CFD
St. Louis, MO

Amanda Marie Ferguson CFD
Knoxville, TN

Elvira Fernandez Morin CFD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Gordon Fulton CFD
Victoria’s Flowers & Gifts
Didsbury, AB Canada

Patricia Alarcon Galvan CFD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Amy Garza CFD
Phoenix, AZ

Catalina Marybel Gauna Ibarra CFD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Roberto Gonzalez CFD
Chicago, IL

Sabine Green CFD*
Las Cruces, NM

Bernard Soh Hai Siong CFD
Raffles Int’l Floristry Academy Singapore

Kate (Kyung) Han CFD*
Reston Floral Design
Reston, VA

Adam Havrilla CFD
Artistic Blooms
Chicago, IL

Angela Phillips Head CFD*
Loganville, GA

Kazumi Hirasawa CFD
Yokohama, Japan

Diane C. Hoskins CFD
Coldwater, MI

Jackie Smith Johns CFD*
Weddings by Jackie
Oneonta, AL

Jessica Ashley Johnston CFD
Eugene, OR

Hamidah Binte Abdul Karim CFD

Deborah K. Kenney CFD
Bernalillo, NM

Phua Chiew Kheng CFD

Eun Hee Kim CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Ha Neul Kim CFD*
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Mijung Kim CFD
Gimpo Flower Shop
Seoul, South Korea

Dannielle Koon CFD
Oswego, IL

Kiyomi Kurihara CFD*
Dallas, TX

Paul Thomas Latham CFD*
Louisville, KY

Chan Hee Lee CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Gemma Lee CFD
Seneca College
Toronto, ON Canada

Youn Jung Lee CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Barbara H. Leshyn CFD
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Jennifer Cummins Linehan CFD
beautiful blooms by Jen
Sylvania, OH

Sarah LoBue CFD*
Main Street Florist
Carlinville, IL

Marcela Maria Lopez Rizzo CFD*
Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Ma. Isabel Guzman Lopez Tello CFD

Elizabeth Maria Lozano Cantu CFD
Nuevo Leoio, Mexico

Rcena Jeanelle Maness CFD*
Springfield, MO

Wenonah Marie Marlin CFD*
Crown Floral, LLC
Marshfield, MO

Kelsey Marshall CFD*
Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

Alan Masters CFD*
LaPorte, TX

Michael McCarthy CFD*
The Blooming Idea
The Woodlands, TX

Jenny Wong Mei Lee CFD*

Kiola Millan CFD
Chicago, IL

Candice Miller CFD
Dixon, IL

Jung Hee Moon CFD
Seoul, South Korea

Jessica Morris CFD*
Birmingham, AL

Htar Htar Nwe CFD

Martha Elena Ovalle Liceaga CFD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Carlos Alberto Padron Torres CFD*
Jalisco, Mexico

Eun Ji Park CFD*
Gangwon-do, South Korea

Jenny H. Park CFD
Haymarket, VA

Misha Park CFD
Frederick, MD

Nicola Gail Parker CFD*
Spring, TX

Jennifer M. Plasky CFD*
Seasons of Growth
Torrington, CT

Paul Ponn CFD*
Florence, SC

Annemarie Nita Robertson CFD*
Boulder Creek, CA

Julie Kay Robinson CFD
Phoenix, AZ

Terri-Ann Robinson CFD*
Ambrosia Floral Boutique
Chandler, AZ

Katherine Rodocker CFD*
Haskell, AR

Rupali Shete Sadalage CFD*
Schaumburg, IL

Eduardo Iniguez Santa Ana CFD*
Mexico D.F., Mexico

Katy Selmi-Downs CFD*
Selmi’s Wedding and Events
Rock Falls, IL

Donna Senter CFD*
The Senter-Piece
Houston, TX

You Bi Seo CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Carol Lee Sin Yin CFD*
Selangor, Malaysia

Kari Smith CFD
Denver, CO

Gary J. Tharnish CFD*
Burton & Tyrrell’s Flowers, Inc.
Lincoln, NE

Sheryl Timmermann CFD*
A Special Touch Highland, IL

Gina Thresher CFD
Kent, WA

Lin Tong CFD
Raffles International Floristry Academy Pte Ltd Singapore

Therese Dryer Torres CFD*
Anaheim, CA

Kouichi Utada CFD
Shibuya, Japan

Lei Sio Wa CFD
Florista Fa Ngai Long
Macau, China

Denise Darlene Walden CFD
Walden Floral Design Co.
Downers Grove, IL

Eun Gyeong Yoo CFD*
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Maintained CFD designers include:

*Invited to become an Accredited Member of AIFD

Juliana Blanks CFD*
Fall City, WA

Tiffany J. Burdick CFD*
Sycamore, IL

Luz Cardenas CFD
Morton Grove, IL

Kathleen Castagnoli CFD
Kat’s Creations Floral Design
Costa Mesa, CA

Svetlana Chernyavsky CFD
Dream Flowers
Alameda, CA

Jaehee Choi CFD
Seoul, South Korea

May Ngor Chu CFD
Shatin, Hong Kong

Kathy Cunningham CFD*
Moody Blooms
Portage, IN

Laura Daluga CFD*
Anna Held Floral Studio
Chicago, IL

Mary L. Doyle CFD*
Lincoln, NE

Martin Ramirez Gasca CFD
D’Maraga Floristeria
Guanajuato, Mexico

Rebecca S. Geary CFD
LaOtto, IN

Sae Byul Ham CFD
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Junko Irie CFD
Chiba, Japan

Kim O’Brien Jones CFD*
Spring, TX

Mieko Kawazoe CFD
Princeton Junction, NJ

Peggy Li Po Kee CFD*
Life Flower School and Consultant Ltd.
Hong Kong

Jayoon Kim CFD
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Seonhee Kim CFD
J-Flos Seoul, South Korea

Polly A. Klein CFD*
Polly’s Petals & Particulars
Third Lake, IL

Masayo Koizumi CFD
Shizuoka City Shizuo, Japan

Aniko Kovacs CFD*
Garlands Florist
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Yunjung Kwon CFD*
Gimpo Flower Shop
Seoul, South Korea

Christina WanMooi Law CFD
Nobleman School of Floral Design

Connie Ann LeBlanc CFD*
Hearts Desire Florist
Houma, LA

Laurel A. LeMaistre CFD*
The Dandelion Florist
Wolfeboro, NH

Keiko Maeda CFD
Maeda P Nagasaki, Japan

Martha Angelica Michel Torrecillas CFD Naucalpan State, Mexico

Casey Murdough CFD*
St. Charles, IL

Susana Helena Ortega CFD
Susana Flower Design
Weston, FL

Tommye Nielson Pendergrass CFD
Pikeville Flower Shop
Pikeville, TN

Yong Hee Petrik CFD
Mississauga, ON Canada

Toni Marie Piccolo CFD*
Gia Bella Flowers & Gifts, LLC
Burlington, WI

Christine Price CFD*
Scottsdale, AZ

Ivana K. Royse CFD*
Bellflower, CA

Claudia Saldana Leon CFD*
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Norma Santiago Arrazate CFD
Flowers 4Store
Mexico City, Mexico

Marilyn June Schuenemann CFD*
Leander, TX

Angela Stembridge CFD
Fresca Farms LLC
Hudson, FL

Deborah Anne Strand CFD*
Cary, IL

Holly B. Strudthoff CFD*
Avant Garden Floral
Fremont, NE

Doriswati Suradilaja M.D., CFD
Phoenix, AZ

Sueveangela Tabbal-Yamaguchi CFD*
su-v expressions
Honolulu, HI

Tomomi Takazakura CFD*
Aritown, Japan

Barbara Turner CFD
Bluffton, SC

Arthur Williams CFD*
Babylon Floral Design Inc.
Denver, CO

Lai Fong Alice Yeung CFD
Hong Kong, China