AIFD® Announces 2017 PFDE Results

Of the 112 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, thirteen (13) designers earned their CFD credentials in Seattle and six designers maintained their CFD credentials. Ninety-three 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 2018 AIFD® National Symposium “Discover” taking place in Washington, D.C., June 30 – July 4.

The candidates participated in AIFD’s rigorous PFDE session held June 29, immediately prior to the AIFD® National Symposium “X” in Seattle, Wash. Earning the internationally recognized CFD® certification is the first step of the PFDE; the ultimate goal is to become an Accredited Member of AIFD®.

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 (pathway no longer needed) and successfully complete an online test to evaluate their fundamental understanding of design.

To maintain their professional designation, CFD’s must accumulate and submit a minimum of 25 hours of floral design continuing education every three years.

New CFD designers include:

*Invited to become an Accredited Member of AIFD

Andrea Ancel CFD*
Downers Grove, IL

Nancy Bartlett CFD*
Bartlett Greenhouses & Florist
Clifton, NJ

Sean Beckert CFD
S.F. Falconer Florist
Port Washington, NY

Kyla Beutler CFD*
Boise, ID

Tara Carlson CFD*
Sweet Pea’s Floral
Woodbury, MN

Irasema Carranza CFD
San Mateo, CA

Rebekah Casey CFD*
Edmonds, WA

Annie Chen CFD*
Portland, OR

Ahnna Cho CFD*
Incheon City,
South Korea

In Sun Cho CFD*
J-Florist School
Seoul, South Korea

Hwakyung Choo CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Yu Hung Chuang CFD*
Shanghai Instinct Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China

Brian Coovert CFD*
Brian Coovert Design
Columbus, OH

Jeanne Davis CFD*
Apple Blossom Floral, Inc.
East Wenatchee, WA

Joseph Delarge CFD
Toronto, Canada

Bronwyn Douglas CFD*
Kistner’s Flowers
Manhattan, KS

Matt Douglas CFD*
Kistner’s Flowers
Manhattan, KS

Michelle Dummer CFD*
Tualatin, OR

Adam Gladue CFD
Minneapolis, MN

Marie Gregory CFD*
Santee, CA

Shu Guo CFD*
Las Vegas, NV

Bora Han CFD
Misty Blue Floral Design Studio
Langley, Canada

Myoung Hee Heh CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Eliza Marie Holmes CFD
Vashon, WA

Rebekah Yuen Kwan Hui CFD*
Shatin, Hong Kong

Hyunchul Hwang CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

John Ingram CFD
West Hills, CA

Na Ye Jung CFD*
Incheon, South Korea

Sujin Jung CFD*
The Flower
Palisades Park, NJ

Yeo Hee Jung CFD*
Seocho-Gu, South Korea

Hyoeun Kim CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Jaein Kim CFD*
Goyang-si, South Korea

JiYon Kim CFD*
KimjiYon Flower & Deco
Daejeon, South Korea

Mihoi Kim CFD*
Ildong-Myeon, South Korea

Min Su Kim CFD*
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Minyoung Kim CFD*
Goyang-si, South Korea

Seo Kyung Kim CFD
Soul Garden
Seoul, South Korea

So-Yeon Kim CFD*
San Francisco, CA

Yeseul Kim CFD*
Seoul, South Korea


  Courtney Kroymann CFD*
Designs by Courtney
Kirkland, WA

Ven Yuen Yi Lam CFD*
Hong Kong

Denise Lancaster CFD*
Leavenworth, WA

Eun Ji Lee CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Sang Ran Lee CFD*
J-Florist School
Seoul, South Korea

Cindy Lesmeister CFD*
Wenatchee, WA

Lisa Lewis CFD*
Monroe, LA

Anita Hor Yee Li CFD*
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wen Aki Li CFD*
Alhambra, CA

Florence Ling CFD*
Petite Petals
Central, Hong Kong

Christina Lopez CFD*
Springfield, VA

Jin Na CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Dawn Newkirk CFD*
Dawn’s Floral
Concrete, WA

Yukiko Noji CFD
Saitama-Shi, Japan

Juyoun Oh CFD*
Namdong-gu, South Korea

KyongJin Park CFD*
Seoul, South Korea

Sang Rye Park CFD*
Soul Garden
Seoul, South Korea

Lyndell Peterson CFD*
Bothell, WA

Mercedes Pilgrim CFD*
San Francisco, CA

Russell Plowman CFD
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

Sambath (Sam) Prom-Chiem CFD*
Sammy Chiem Events
San Diego, CA

Nicholas Schembra CFD*
Flowers & Home
Dover, AR

Ellen Seagraves CFD*
Bethesda, MD

Yubin Shin CFD
Yeonsu-gu, South Korea

Jenna Sleeman CFD*
Infinite Gift & Florals
Coral Gables, FL

Laura Graham Smith CFD*
Lowe and Behold
Orlando, FL

Hye Sook Son CFD
Seoul, South Korea

Marta Sondej CFD*
Bartlett Greenhouses & Florist
Clifton, NJ

William Andrew Stinson CFD*
WAS Design Works
Columbia, SC

Elizabeth Stocker CFD*
Seifert’s Flower Mill
North Canton, OH

Aswin Swadi-Chuto CFD
Flowers by Aswin
New York, NY

Sherene Tan CFD*
Beyond Imaginations Inc
Silver Spring, MD

Olena Tcaci CFD*
Tcaci Flower Art
Deerfield, IL

Kelsey Thompson CFD*
Algona, IA

Jorge Uribe CFD*
Urban Floral LLC
Waterbury, CT

Daisy Vincenty CFD*
Bronx, NY

Yingjuan Vivian Wang CFD*
Shanghai, China

Tammy Yow-Russell CFD*
Russell Meadows Floral: Nature Farm
Liberty, NC

Maintained CFD designers include:

*Invited to become an Accredited Member of AIFD

Shamay Andrich CFD*
Flowers by Shamay
Anacortes, WA

Danelle Ariaz CFD
Lathrop High
Manteca, CA

Judy Barrett CFD*
Ocean Park Flowers
Surrey, Canada

Jonna Sue Blakesley CFD*
Gillette, WY

Gillian Caesar CFD*
The G Shoppe
Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago

Victor Castillo CFD*
San Carlos, CA

Christina Cheng CFD
Burnaby, Canada

Jordan Clare CFD
St. Charles, IL

Zais Daniela Cortez Frenmayor CFD*
Cortez Event Agency
Doral, FL

Lesleighan Cravens CFD*
Ashland, MO

Amanda Crisman-Voss CFD*
Los Lunas, NM

Alejandro Figueira CFD*
Orantus Events Productions
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ralph Giordano CFD, FSMD, FPCF*
Giordano’s Floral Creations
Fort Pierce, FL

Pilar Gonzalez CFD*
Hallandale Beach, FL

Diane Graham CFD
Los Gatos, CA

Rosemary Grealish CFD
Tarentum, PA

Youngmi Hong CFD*
Grosse Point Farms, MI

I Li Hsiao CFD*
Oak Park, IL

Na Yun Kim CFD*
J-Florist School
Seoul, South Korea

Fanny Kit Fan Lo CFD*
Tin Shui Wai, N.T. Hong Kong

Mirna Martinez Diaz CFD*
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

Klair McDermott CFD*
Sunshine Bouquet Co.
Miami, FL

Kristina Metcalf CFD*
Fleurs de Vedra
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Andreia Muller CFD*
The Flower Studio
Alamonte Springs, FL

Susana Ortega CFD*
Susana Floral Design
Weston, FL

Cara Prescott CFD*
Don’s House of Flowers
Jamestown, ND

Olga C. Ramirez CFD*
Miami, FL

Karen Shain CFD
Mainstreet Flower Market
Parker, CO

Doriswati Suradilaya CFD*
Anaheim, CA

Annie Taylor CFD*
Leona Sue’s Florist
Scott, LA

Veronique Touboul Chicherte CFD*
French Floral Designs
Miami, FL

Rodrigo Vasquez CFD*
R.Varito Designs
Fort Pierce, FL

Rocio Vidaña CFD*
Monterrey, Mexico

Mimi Sumiaty Wihardja CFD*
Kelapa Gading, Indonesia

Xuan Jade Wu CFD*
College Station, TX

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