HARLINGEN — Lisa Marie Human started in the floral industry when she was just 16.
It started with a co-op position in high school at the local flower shop Bloomers.
Who knew that her co-op position would cultivate a long-standing relationship and eventual assistant management of Bloomers?
She didn’t then, but now is proud to have a wonderful career.
After graduating college with a degree in Psychology, Human realized her true passion was for the art of floral design.
“I knew that I wanted to pursue that passion and have ever since,” she said. “I currently assist in managing the shop as well as working with brides to create their dream wedding.”
Dealing with wedding, especially working with brides is what she loves most about her job.
“Having a bride come in and be excited for her day is something that is special to her. My favorite part of the wedding is the bouquet aspect of it,” Human said.
Being able to create something special for a bride in turn creates something special for Human.
As a Texas Master Florist certification, Human is able to apply her skills with floral design.
In recent years the floral business has evolved and Human has evolved with it.
“Instead of going the traditional route, we definitely try to incorporate more modern designs,” she said. “I try to create designs that create more interest by using certain grouping of colors and styles. The goal is to create something people will remember.”
One design in particular that Human is fond of the design in what she calls the bubble bowl.
“It’s more of a grouped European style. It’s more fun and different,” she said.
For the last 10 years, she has been designing with Bloomers working alongside her mentor and boss Pam Fuller.
“Pam has been a big influence on me and my career. She has allowed me to do so much and to learn throughout the year,” Human said.
Just recently, Human has begun teaching workshops on re-purposing furniture.
She said education and teaching others is a big part of her job.
“We are constantly teaching and we want to give everyone the opportunity to learn how to design,” she said.
Favorite Flower: Peonies. They are seasonal flowers. When you get them in season they’re usually out in spring time or summer. “They’re just so unique and different”
Future plans: Hopes to extend career with Bloomers or own her own shop one day.
Life advice: Don’t be scared. Take risks. Learn new skills. Always have open eyes and open heart. You never know when an opportunity is going to arrive.