In our October 2016 issue, we introduced our readers to Stormie Key, Team Leader of the Greenhouse/Color Team. Stormie has done some very intricate floral designs on campus and we checked in with her to get an inside peak on some of her work as well as her impressive background. Stormie interned for 6 months at Disney! Her favorite and most fun project was performed at the Magic Kingdom with a 4 person team. Two non-working fountains were designed to look like completely working fountains with flowering plants. She also worked with a team to trim the Mickey floral arrangement at the front of Magic Kingdom, which is an iconic photo op for park-goers.
Taking care of the annual color of 15 flower beds on the Texas A&M campus is Stormie's primary task. Many designs are drawn and set up in the small flower bed to see how the plants correlate together in achieving the design. Planning is done 6-7 months ahead so the plants can be grown in our very own greenhouse.
Stormie is planning to create a #12 on the opposite side of the baseball currently displayed at Blue Bell Park (please see photo above).
A proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie class of 2014, Stormie began her college career as a chemistry major, but could not see herself working in a lab all day. Her grandfather, an instructor at A&M, inspired Stormie to take a different route, which led her to this field.
Hailing from Decatur, Illinois, Stormie now resides in Caldwell. She would love the opportunity to do more design work and is entertaining the idea of further schooling.
Keep up the great work, Stormie! You continue to impress us with each project you touch!