Executive & Team Members

The European Master Certification (EMC) is a Belgium Company, EMC International bvba. The Shareholders are comprised of Tomas De Bruyne and Christi Lopez AIFD EMC.

EMC, co-founded in 2011, was the brainchild of internationally renowned floral designers Tomas De Bruyne & Hitomi Gilliam. It is now run by the EMC Core Team of graduates led by Tomas De Bruyne.

 

 

Meet The Executive Team

Tomas De Bruyne
tomasdebruyne.com

Tomas De Bruyne from Belgium is one of the most sought after and respected international floral designer today.  Tomas has authored 2 and co-authored 13 inspirational and educational books.  He has presented and reached audiences at every corner of the continents with his talent and knowledge. Tomas has also been published in more than 60 magazines worldwide. Along with giving seminars and demonstrations he has been commissioned to work on many prestigious projects world-wide.

Christi Lopez AIFD EMC
christilopez.com

With over 30 years of business acumen in the Washington, DC area, Christi Lopez is an EMC Cycle 3 graduate. With a background of executive board experience in multiple floral organizations, Christi leads EMC Business Management & participates as an EMC Teaching Assistant. Multi-faceted, her life’s work includes a location in the historic Mayflower Hotel, Bergerons Flowers, and The Business of Flowers agency, bringing sound resources to today’s floral professional.

Dalia Bortolotti EMC
Education Coordinator

Dalia is a freelance designer from Ontario Canada. She graduated EMC in 2016. As an EMC Educator, she is the Instructor of the EMC Techniques Courses.

Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD EMC
PR & Project Manager

Julia is a floral designer and retail Flower shop owner from rural Missouri, USA. A graduate of EMC in 2014, she has been a member of the original EMC Team as well as part of the EMC Educational Team for the past 3 years.

Stacey Carlton AIFD EMC
Marketing Manager

Stacey is a freelance designer and educator from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from EMC in 2018.

The Alumni Team

Regine Motmans EMC

Regine is a flower shop owner in Hasselt, Belgium. She graduated EMC in 2016. 

Sue Tabbal-Yamaguchi AIFD EMC

Sue owns a floral event company in Hawaii, United States. She graduated EMC in 2016.

The Educational Team

EMC nurtures its Educators through an extensive training program. From Personal Mentors through Instructors, each step along the way is a journey in learning~something EMC holds in high esteem.

Tomas De Bruyne
Lead Instructor

Dalia Bortolotti EMC
Instructor

Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD EMC Educator

Keith Stanley EMC
Teaching Assistant

Diana Toma EMC
Teaching Assistant

Christi Lopez AIFD EMC
Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Carter AIFD EMC
Teaching Assistant

Sherene Tan AIFD EMC
Teaching Assistant

Nomenclature Committee

Jennifer Baker EMC

Thomas Spiess EMC

Personal Mentors

Beata Kaas EMC

Bryann Swan EMC

Francisca Paz Perez Aguirre EMC

Gina Thresher AIFD EMC

Jenn Figge EMC

Jenny Thomasson AIFD EMC

Jorge Uribe AIFD EMC

Katherine Glazer EMC

Laura Longo EMC

Liz Rosales EMC

Martine Dessy EMC

Martine Soilier EMC

Monica De La Torre EMC

Orit Hertz EMC

Patti Bowman EMC

Rebecca Raymond EMC

Roseann Christian EMC

Stacey Carlton AIFD EMC

Tuba Oskan EMC

Yolanda Zurrita EMC

Yves Moerman EMC

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