Jeanne Ha, AIFD, CFD, AIFD Certified judge/evaluator
Jeanne has owned a successful retail florist, Park Florist, for 17 years, and opened her second wedding/event florist, Rolling Ridge Floral Design in 2017. She is a member of American Institute of Floral Designer since 2010, as well as a certified floral designer by AIFD. Jeanne won many awards including the Capital Cup, Middle Atlantic Florists Association Competitions, Potomac Floral Wholesale Design Competition and Sylvia Cup. She also presents her design programs for industry groups or garden clubs in local and national levels. Jeanne served various leadership positions in the industry such as Teleflora unit president, board member, AIFD international committee member. Her designs have been featured in numerous national industry magazines.
Emmi Bergmann, CFD
Emmi was born and raised in Switzerland. Before finding her love for floral design, Emmi Bergmann studied to be a Kindergarten teacher in Bern, Switzerland. Since then, she studied floristry at the Washington Flower School, as well as interned for a local floral designer in Spiez, Switzerland, and Park Florist in Takoma Park, Maryland. She is a member of the National Cathedral Flower Guild. Today, she owns a florist and beautiful horse farm, Rolling Ridge-a dressage boarding and training farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland. where she grows some of her flowers. In addition to being a florist and farmer, she is a mother to her four beautiful children.
Terry Godfrey, AIFD, CFD, AIFD Certified Judge/Evaluator
Terry has worked as a freelance designer for many of the premier event designers in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and has recently opened Floral Innovations to service small events. Passionate about floral education, Terry has taken classes with industry icons including Hitomi Gilliam, Phil Rulloda, Gregor Lersch and others. She has participated in numerous local competitions where she has been awarded first place ribbons and has been honored with people’s choice awards. Terry has taught several workshops and presented on stage at AIFD Southern convention in 2011. She currently teaches at the Washington Flower School, as well as private lessons. Additionally, she coaches many designers new to the industry.
Dedicated to service to the floral industry, Terry has served two terms as President of the Independent Floral Designers’ Association in MD, an educational and business networking association. She has been active in the Middle Atlantic Floral Association both teaching and volunteering for various activities.
Terry was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 2011 and currently sits on the board of the Southern Chapter of AIFD where she is on the Education, Art and Blooms, and Blooms Over committees.
Ellen Baum Seagraves, CFD
Ellen has always loved flowers and being creative and combine the two in floral design. She began her floral design business about 15 years ago and did weddings and events in Bethesda area. She is known for her wide range of styles of arranging from ikebana to romantic European design. She has a degree in weaving and textile design and often incorporate woven elements into her unique floral works. She has been serving the floral designers community as a president of IFDA, The Independent Floral Designers Association, a Washington metro area group of floral designers, that focuses on design education. She is invited to become a member of AIFD in 2018.
David Shover, AIFD, AAF, CFD, PFCI
Through the drama and elegance of his work, David shows he is a true professional. He has taught floral design classes at both the Community College of Baltimore County and Anne Arundel Community College, David has achieved a wealth of accomplishments. In 1998, he was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) where he currently serves as the National Secretary for the organization. He is a Past President for AIFD's Southern Regional Chapter, as well as former editor of Focal Points, AIFD's national newsletter and Accents, AIFD's Southern newsletter. David has served as chairperson for the AIFD Across America symposium for the Southern Regional Chapter, as well as co-chair at the NE/SO AIFD Symposium that was held in Crystal City, Virginia. Among his other professional accomplishments he was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) where he served as chairman for that organization. David won the Magicsilk/Karisma National Silk Flower Design Contest, and also is a winner of the "Flowers &" magazine design contest. He has held the office of president for the Middle Atlantic Florist Association (MAFA) and the DC-MD-VA Unit of Teleflora. David has been a featured designer for AIFD National Symposium. He was a member of Teleflora's acclaimed team of Endorsed Designers. In his floral career David has had the opportunity to design in many different states as well as Puerto Rico. His designs have been featured in the "Flowers &" magazine as well as the MD issues of "Brides Magazine".
In his studies of floral commentary, visual merchandising, Ikebana, and European design, David has shown outstanding creative design talents. He has won the DC-MD-VA Teleflora's Capital Cup and Middle Atlantic Floral Association's Silk Design Contest. In addition, David was a designer at the 1989 Presidential Inauguration, Sak's Fifth Avenue opening, Lord and Taylor Design Show, and Bloomingdale's Bridal Fair in Washington, DC. With enthusiasm and motivation in both learning and teaching, David will continue to expand his horizons throughout his career in promoting education in the floral industry.