Get to Know Us: Anne-Marie Gehring

How long have you worked for Craig Sole Designs?     A little over 2 years.

What is your job here?     I do a little of everything from cleaning and organizing, floral arranging and event setup to helping people with their phone issues ;)

What is your favorite flower?     My favorites are blue hydrangea, tuberose, and green trick. 

When not at work, what do enjoy doing?     Anything nerdy you can imagine. Reading comic books and manga, novels, keeping up on pop culture, and CosPlay. If anyone starts speaking Harry Potter or anime, I'm there!

What is your favorite season?     October/fall because of the beautiful weather and colors. It's a popular time for many other people so there is constantly something to do!

How did you get into the floral business?     I got into the floral business because my mother is a wedding planner, so I have been around it my whole life. I always wanted to be an artist since childhood so working in a fun and creative environment designing arrangements worked perfectly.

What is your favorite memory of Craig?     When I was 10 I was dragged to an appointment with my mother to Craig's shop. My first memory of him was when he gave me a fake butterfly (one of my favorite things at the time) and telling me to call him Craig, not Mr. Sole. As a 10 year old that was so shocking, I didn't have to address an adult as a Mr. or Ms!

What makes working in this industry worth it?     I love making beautiful arrangements that make people happy! When someone comes in to pick up an arrangement I designed myself, and they exclaim how much they like and appreciate it, it's gratifying and humbling and definitley makes it worthwhile.