AIFD® Announces 2022 PFDE Results

Of the 103 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, 34 designers earned their CFD credentials in Las Vegas, NV and 34 designers maintained their CFD credentials. Thirty-two 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 2023 AIFD® National Symposium “GROW” taking place in Chicago, IL. July 1-6. The candidates participated in AIFD’s rigorous PFDE session held July 3, immediately prior to the AIFD® National Symposium “ROOTS” in Las Vegas, Nev. 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

Eun Gyeong Ahn CFD
Sejong-si, South Korea
Masami MacPhee CFD
Sammamish, WA
Nina Bagramovich CFD*
Morton Grove, IL
Michael J. Maskery CFD
Natick, MA
Stephanie Bremer Barro CFD*
Austin, TX
Blanca Mondragon CFD
Phoenix, AZ
Ekaterina Bizimova CFD
Irvine, CA
Sara Danielle Nett-Torgrimson CFD
St. Peter, MN
Rhonda Patrice Bullington CFD
Council Bluffs, IA
Eun Sook Noh CFD
Seoul, South Korea
Katie Carter CFD
Surry, ME
Samantha Pascal CFD*
Norristown, PA
Ji Won Choi CFD
Gwangju, South Korea
Jolene Denise Powell CFD*
Elkton, VA
Seo Woo Choi CFD
Seoul, South Korea
Iuliia Prokhorova CFD
Corpus Christi, TX
Brandy Ferrer CFD*
Gilmer, TX
Rebecca Shawna Raymond CFD
Vashon Island, WA
Andrea Maria Fonseca Arguello CFD
Santo Tomas, Costa Rica
Robbyn Rae Repp CFD
North Bend, OR
TaNisha L. Graham CFD
Lamar, CO
Alaina Marie Riehs CFD
Philadelphia, PA
Shauna Grobowsky CFD
Kelowna, BC Canada
Jesus Rivera CFD
Modesto, CA
Cindy Kay Hall CFD*
Brookville, IN
Jenifer Lynn Rupnow CFD
Elkhart, IN
Tae Jun Kang CFD
Yeoju-si, South Korea
Kimberli Marie Schwartz CFD
Binghamton, NY
Jody Kennedy CFD*
Anchorage, AK
Aaron B. Smith CFD
Boise, ID
Eun Ji Kim CFD
Gwangju, South Korea
Erin Snyder CFD
Alexandria, OH
Hae Ran Kim CFD
South Korea
Tammy Trippler CFD
Swans Island, ME
Seo Kyung Kim CFD
Seoul, South Korea
Tanna Victory CFD
Wyoming, MI
Tammy L. Krein CFD*
Bismarck, ND
JoAnn Mary Kimball Wheeler CFD
Fountain Inn, SC
Michele LaPorte CFD
Phoenix, AZ
Georgia White CFD*
Boise, ID
Angela Lee CFD
Barrington, IL
David Charles Yacaginsky CFD*
Binghamton, NY
Cesar Rene Lopez Barreras CFD
Austin, TX
Jung Hyun Yang CFD
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Maintained CFD designers include:

*Invited to become an Accredited Member of AIFD

Jeffrey Arrizola CFD*
Sugarland, TX
Tae Ho Kim CFD
Seoul, South Korea
Cynthia Ann Ayure CFD*
Katy, TX
Grace Spencer King CFD
Plantation, FL
Camilla Bauer CFD*
Sarasota, FL
Drake Kunz CFD
West Valley City, UT
Svetlana Bespalov CFD
Carteret, NJ
Mira Lee CFD
Old Tappan, NJ
Lacee Bilke CFD
Edmond, OK
Jeongah Lee CFD*
Gangnam-gu, South Korea
Melissa Bohl CFD*
Lemar, CO
Albrey Leung CFD*
Central, Hong Kong
Aaron Scott Bowden CFD*
Auburn, ME
Jen Linehan CFD*
Sylvania, OH
Angela Brown CFD
Memphis, TN
Christine Liu CFD
Bradbury, CA
Martha Whitney Butler CFD*
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Marlyn Luitjens CFD*
Adrian, MN
Annie Yeonhui Choi CFD
Austin, TX
Pilar Mejia Sanchez CFD*
Toluca, Mexico
Calvin L. Collis, III CFD
Mount Airy, MD
Chiemi Nakahara CFD
Tustin, CA
Claudia Cowan CFD
Jacksonville, FL
Yun Joo Noh CFD
Yongin si, South Korea
Ganna Dementieva CFD*
Miami, FL
Leslie O’Dell CFD
San Diego, CA
Bruce Easley CFD*
Meadowlakes, TX
Seunghee Ok CFD
Seoul, South Korea
Edwin Fimbel CFD
Northlake, TX
Susan Piland CFD*
Mesquite, TX
Rose Gazarek CFD
Accokeek, MD
Jaclyn Pline CFD
Raleigh, NC
Ursula Gunther CFD*
Washington, DC
Cassandra Sanders CFD*
Lubbock, TX
Susan Halpert CFD
El Cajon, CA
Robin R. Schill CFD
Round Top, TX
Theresa D. Hardaway CFD
Stafford, VA
Michelle Schmidt CFD
Houston, TX
Miyako Hart CFD
Torrance, CA
Lora Jean Schnurbusch CFD*
Columbia, MO
Abigale Grace Herrington CFD*
Leander, TX
Ikuko Seigel CFD*
Las Vegas, NV
Rona Hullen CFD
Discovery Bay, CA
Maria Alejandra Vasquez CFD*
Weston, FL
Judy M. Janzen CFD
Fresno, CA
Cheryl Vaughan CFD
Lytle, TX
SoRa Jeong CFD*
Seoul, South Korea
Debbie Woltmann CFD*
Brenham, TX
Eun Kyoung Jung CFD
Suwon, South Korea
Leroy R. Worrells CFD
Laguna Beach, CA
Karey (KK) P. Kelly CFD
Kiln, MS
JoAnn Elizabeth Young CFD
Greenbrier, AR
Hong-Sun Kim CFD
Youngin City, South Korea
Wah yuk Yung CFD
Hong Kong, China
Sein Kim CFD
Yongin si, South Korea
Yi Serene Zhang CFD
Wanchai, Hong Kong