✿ Meet the Crew
Mike has co-owned Ben White Florist with his brother Cliff for 36 years. He enjoys Jazz music and equips the flower shop with an array of timeless jazz photos.
Although he pours his heart into every flower arrangement for his wonderful customers, Cliff is most at home with Bar-B-Que and power tools. He and his lovely wife Janice spend spare time relaxing at their country home with “their” 2 longhorns, Spike and Curly.
Jessica: Office Manager
Jessica began her career with Ben White Florist in January of 2000. When not hard at work mediating staff and computer systems, she is in the office making schedules and plans for the next big idea for the shop. She enjoys playing outside with her son, two chihuahuas and husband. Down time is surfing Pinterest for a great craft she can…
“Totally do better!”
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Rachel: Store Manager; Lead Designer
Rachel has been professionally playing with flowers since April 2008. When not hard at work designing beautiful floral arrangements or taking photographs, she can be found indulging in copious amounts of coffee and curry with her partner, David. Currently perfecting the art of animal mothering to her amazing dog, Mortimer, and three crazy cats, she finds solace in the beauty and unknown of scifi, discovering the power of the human heart in English literature, writing with a Pilot pen, and using far too many words to write a simple statement, such as,
“I like tacos.” So it goes.
Hannah: Shift Leader; Designer; CSR
Hannah comes to us from the small town of Lovelady, Texas. She has a passion for all things floral, especially wedding design. Hannah attended the 2018 Team Flower Conference in Orlando, Florida after qualifying for a coveted scholarship. In her free time, Hannah likes to ride her bike, pet all pugs she sees, explore the town with her friends, cover every bit of food in buffalo sauce and take naps. She adores her parents, brother, Sam, fiance, Luke, puppy, Marleigh and only slightly hates her cat, Olive.
Anahi: Shift Leader; Designer; CSR
Anahi, raised in Austin, is a super sweet, unbelievably nice, and full-of-fun girl who loves walking by Town Lake with her dog, Lehla. In her free time, she likes painting abstract paintings as well as baking sweet treats and eating her mom’s homemade food. When not at work, she’s either running errands, shopping with her friends, or having fun cruising around the city with her cousin while being fascinated by the color pink.
Sofia: Designer in training; CSR
Sofia is an Austin native and multi-talented artist. She enjoys working with ink, paint, movement and words. She is currently pursuing a full time career in fashion modeling but in the meantime loves being immersed in the floral industry.
“The world is your oyster.”
Tyka: Designer in training; CSR
Tyka is married to the love her life, Landon. When not at work she enjoys reading, cooking, and caring for her plant babies. She joins our crew from the Texas Panhandle and gets outside to hike and camp in the Texas Hill Country as often as she can.
Erin likes animals, flowers and smiling.
Maddie is a passionate creative from ATX. Outside of the shop, she stays busy with attending UT and playing shows around town with her band, Socha. She is happiest when writing music, cuddling with her kitties or taking long walks with some good jams.
Nick: The Rose Man
Nick is an invaluable addition to the working machine that is Ben White Florist. He comes in several times a week to process all of the incoming fresh cut blooms and keep the shelves and machinery stocked and in proper working order.
Matt: Team Member
When Matt is not processing the buds at the shop, he attends San Antonio College in the Mortuary Science Dept. From flowers to funerals, he’s doing his part to expand the business.
Eric: Driver Extraordinaire
Eric livened up our team in September 2006.
Eric is kept rather busy delivering your fresh flowers all over town. When not at work Eric performs with his band, hangs out with his wife and kitty, Mr. Fabulous.