Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meet Our Designer Michelle

Meet Michelle Wille, one of the fantastic designers at our Menomonee Falls location! She is 24 years old and started working for us in 2008. During that time she was going to school for Spanish Education at Mt. Mary college. She now teaches Middle School Spanish at Slinger Middle School and is the freshman volleyball coach. She enjoys teaching the skills of the game and getting to know the players more personally than just in the classroom. Michelle helps us out the shop part time in the evenings and occasionally on Saturdays.

Michelle enjoys traveling in summer and during breaks from school. She looks forward to sharing her experiences with her students. She has traveled to six Spanish speaking countries, and has made a life long goal to visit the other 20. While in Costa Rica, Michelle frequently visited a flower shop in the small town of Santa Ana. There she was able to use her experiences from our shop and her Spanish to participate in an interview and design a couple of arrangements. Here at the shop, we receive informational biographies about the Hispanic women who package our flowers. Michelle now uses these biographies to help her students connect with the world outside their own. "The flower shop is my haven, after what is sometimes a long day with the students. I truly enjoy the ambiance at the shop."

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