Karen Shain - Owner / Certified Floral Designer / Certified Balloon Artist - Karen is literally living her life-long dream of owning a flower shop on Mainstreet! Call it destiny or not, the Universe has found a way for Karen to finally do what she loves. Karen has always enjoyed the beauty of flowers and decorating for parties and special events. She started her own floral business working out of her garage many years ago while working full time in the corporate/legal world. Karen enrolled in floral training at the New York Institute of Art and also studied to become a Certified Balloon Artist/Decorator. After leaving the dull boring job in the corporate/legal industry, Karen took a part-time job as a floral clerk in a local grocery store while continuing her education by taking more floral design classes and attending balloon conventions. The best part about my job now is that I am surrounded by very talented, positive, creative people who inspire me every day to be the best that I can be. I am so thankful for the support of my family and my flower family, you all are Rock Stars! Recently interviewed by Parker Chronicle online. Click here to read more.
Tanja Arana - Lead Floral Designer - Tanja has nearly 20 years of experience and professional Tanja Aranatraining in Germany when she came to Mainstreet Flower Market as a Lead Designer. Tanja graduated from BBSII School of Floral Design in 2001. Her floral training included wedding, funeral, event design as well as daily creations, management, business and customer service. Tanja has brought her European design skills to the US in 2010 and incorporated it with the American style. A few of Tanja's favorite things : "My family including our dog and cat, the Broncos and we're still exploring the beautiful sights of Colorado. I love working with all kinds of of different flowers, colors, shapes and textures - whatever mother nature has to offer! The best part about working at Mainstreet Flower Market, is that we are more likely a family than just employees."
Debra Ladd - Floral Designer / Assistant Manager - Debra started working at Mainstreet Flower Market in March of 2015. Debra worked in silk floral design for five years in the Dallas area where several of her designs were displayed in the 2000 Dallas Parade of Homes. When she's not playing with flowers, Debra enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and three dogs. "I really love what I do every day! I feel blessed to have found my flower family at Mainstreet Flower Market! Bloom on! - Debra"
Maria Sanchez - Floral Designer - Maria comes to Mainstreet Flower Market with over 30 years Maria Sanchezof experience as a florist. Traveling with her husband throughout his Army career has given Maria the opportunity to work with several flower shops across the country and has allowed her to learn everything there is to know and understand about how flower shops work. Maria has earned several certifications for Floral Shop Management, Outstanding Team Building Skills, Floral Training/Buying in Floridaora, and Outstanding Customer Service Skills. Maria has served on a Holiday Planning Committee for 10 years and is a Candidate for AIFD Certification. "I am still, after all these years passionate about continuing to learn from co-workers and going to design shows. I enjoy swimming for exercise and taking long walks, spending time with loved ones." Maria's favorite flower is a purple hydrangea.
Hannah Shain - Co-Owner / Marketing - Hannah is one of the co-owners of Mainstreet Flower Market, working all things marketing, particularly related to social, web design, and online experience. She loves working at the shop as a dynamic mother-daughter duo with her mom and primary shop owner, Karen Shain. The two lead event planning and wedding designing throughout the year.
Jen Carey, Delivery Driver Jen Carey is our smiley, bubbly, energetic flower driver that takes the slogan "Happily Delivering Flowers" to heart. Jen is from St. Paul, Nebraska (Go Cornhuskers!), and moved to Parker 6 years ago. She's been married for 20 years now with two kids, and heavily involved in the youth sports teams in Parker, CO. In Jen's previous life, before flower delivery, Jen was a personal trainer.