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Our Staff

                    Calvert Crary


                                 Owner & Executive Director

An internationally recognized instructor and mentor, Calvert has taught programs across the United States, Holland, Mexico and Australia. As an author of two books and having a background in photography, Calvert has established himself as an educator in the floral industry. He has trained and coached thousands of students on how to work in the floral industry with top designers, start new businesses, or reorganize existing floral businesses into thriving careers.

Tara Sandonato

Tara Sandonato

Creative Director of FlowerSchool Los Angeles

Tara Sandonato has been a creative force in the floral industry, starting at the early age of 16. She stumbled onto it accidentally and never looked back. Tara has worked for several well-respected event and floral companies in Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles as a highly regarded freelance designer. After 22 years in the floral industry, Tara has joined FlowerSchool Los Angeles to inspire new designers.

Calvert Crary

             Francesca Cigola                                         –

                          Event Director at ILA Penthouse

A skilled and dedicated professional with ample experience in art and culture project planning , event design, and event production. Originally from Italy, Francesca has an immaculate ability to execute our event client's needs while promoting a relaxing, organized, and personable customer experience.

Sheri Amondson

Sheri Amundsen

Studio Manager

Sheri is FlowerSchool's multifaceted Studio Manager, in charge of preparing materials for class, managing floral stock, and much more. The signature FlowerSchool in-class experience is thanks to her commitment to ensuring that our students have a fantastic day, everyday. 

Francesca Cigola

Charmaine Brooks

Customer Service Specialist 

Charmaine's bright and bubbly personality is key to the FlowerSchool environment. Anything from greeting guests and making them feel comfortable to organizing office files, Charmaine makes FlowerSchool run smoothly.

Mia Lano

Mia Lano

Marketing Director

A Hoboken-based FIT graduate who has a passion for consumer behavior and digital community building, Mia has a background in trend forecasting and social media management. Constantly driven to spread FlowerSchool's mission, Mia can be found in a vintage store, or any live music venue in New York City– soaking up the culture and getting inspired to deliver exciting content to the FlowerSchool community. 

Charmaine Brooks
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