The words Inspired Beauty always come to mind when I see one of Pamela’s floral arrangements! The quiet nature of each bouquet has it’s own presence and invites one to take a moment to appreciate the little things in life. Pamela and her team are always there to help create the most perfect arrangement for whatever you need! I know, because I am one of those last minute people who come up with crazy requests! Not only does she deliver, but it is always beyond what I could have possibly thought possible! Stop by her shop sometime and treat yourself to some flowers! They are happiness all wrapped up with a bow!

Share something about yourself that can’t be found on your resume.
I once studied Kung Fu and achieved my orange belt.

Who is/has been your role model/mentor? And what is one key thing they taught you?
My mom was my greatest role model and mentor. She encouraged me to find and foster my talents, and she supported my creativity and interests. She taught me to work hard, be kind and maintain a level of humility.

 If you could travel anywhere in the world – money is not an issue – where would you go and why?
Scandinavia for 6 months, to trace my Swedish ancestry and my husband’s Norwegian lines. I want to enjoy it in summer and fall for fly-fishing, and in winter for skiing.

What is a motto or phrase you live and/or work by?
In addition to “paying it forward,” I am also a big believer in taking personal responsibility for your own actions, mistakes, and successes. Here are two quotes I like:

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” Steve Maraboli

Who is your must-listen-to or must-read author, blog or video blog? How do they inspire, motivate, encourage and/or help you?
I don’t have any! I draw inspiration from poets, CEOs, fellow designers, farmers, my book club…anyone with some wisdom to share. And everyone has some insight to help you if you listen. I enjoy books about naturalism, botany and birdwatching.

Any last words of wisdom to share with UTWNG members and future members?
Always be learning. You may think you know your business but there are always new ways to enhance what you do. Trust your gut. Maintain your integrity. Oh, and wine. Never run out of wine.