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Saying Good-Bye

by Julia Marie Schmidt

Julia Marie Schmidt is an amazing designer, with an impressive educational background and just as impressive floral career. She has been a pillar of the EMC Core Team for a couple of years and her presence in the team will be surely missed. Good luck, Julia, in all your future floral endeavours!

For the past 2 years, I have had the privilege each month of sharing news of the ever-growing EMC Family with you. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you through this process! It is with a sad heart that I am announcing that as I begin a new chapter of my professional career, I am stepping down from all my responsibilities with EMC at the end of January 2020. 

I began my tenure with EMC as a student in 2013 and graduated in 2014 with the smallest EMC Class on record!  Thanks to a wonderful opportunity to become part the original EMC Team in 2015 when EMC was beginning to grow into Europe and the South American Hemisphere,  I have had the honor to represent EMC as part of an incredibly talented group who traveled around North America and Europe giving presentations, workshops, Summit programs, mentoring students and became the first EMC Teaching Assistants!  As EMC bridged into the EMC International bvba in 2017, it was a wonderful time to be part of the evolving programs which have grown into the EMC we know today.  I, like all of you, have grown beyond my expectations thanks to this program.  What I have learned being part of this organization, as well as a student years ago, has helped prepare me for the next step in my journey.  But as all good things must come to an end in order that new opportunities may grow, I would like not to say good-bye but instead until we again meet along our individual journeys.  I want to wish each one of you all the best as you continue to dream, grow and follow your path to becoming the designers and people you were put on this earth to be! It has been my pleasure to have been your Expressions Newsletter editor.

 Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD, EMC, PFCI 


EMC designer in the spotlight

With EMC now approaching 8 years of offering education to members of the International Floral Community, it is always good to go back to the founding years and the first EMC Class of 2012.  One of the original graduates is Susanne Law AIFD EMC, the head designer of La Belle Fleur Floral Boutique in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. 

As an educator and Floral Artist for over 20 years, Susanne enjoys challenging herself with new pursuits such as competitions and creative design projects. She is noted for her ability to design anywhere and with anything when the creativity bug strikes her! She considers herself a student of life and is always challenging herself to try something new. 

Susanne loves sharing her passion with others and teaches at Surrey Continuing Education and Surrey College.

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