Hi, I'm Joe.
- With Winston Flowers since? 2003
- Favorite season: Autumn
- Describe your floral style: Textural
- The most exciting part of my day at Winston Flowers is: The uncertainty of what a day may hold. In my position, there's always a new challenge or opportunity… and I enjoy coming in each day to find out what's in store.
Details: For me, Winston Flowers is a family business in every sense of the title: my Mom used to manage the Hingham shop, I met my wife (a designer) here, my brother is a fellow coworker, and my sister helps during the busy holidays. I initially landed a part time job with our delivery department while studying Business Management at UMass Boston… and what started as a summer gig has turned into an unexpected 12-year career. In 2005, I came on full time in Delivery & Dispatch, and a few years later, I was approached to join the design group, where I served as a liaison between delivery and design as the Design Operations Coordinator. I enjoyed the challenges and pace of that kind of work, so from that point, I became the Assistant Design Manager, where I began handling our complex operations for major holidays like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and winter holiday installations. I thrive on logistics, troubleshooting, and love a good operational challenge, and I get to do all of this constantly in my job. Several years ago, I was promoted to Manager of Operations, and then again to my current position as Director of Events & Garden Design. In this role, I oversee all aspects of our special events and garden design installations, making sure these go off without a hitch, and the client is happy. But, what I love most about my role is managing my teams—I love seeing them succeed and I enjoy positioning people for growth and success within the company.