Core Design Team:

EventFloral-8011Left to Right: Bottom Row: Diane Didier-Adolphson. Jordan Calgaro, Margaret Naffziger. Top: Sherry Farmer, Erin Stoffregen

EventFloral-7990Diane Didier-Adolphson, Master Floral Designer

Diane started out in floral design at age 14 in her father’s floral shop, Didier Florist in Rockford. She grew to love the trade and graduated from Bill Hixton Design School skilled in all styles of floral design. With over 35 years in design and roughly 50 in the floral business, Diane creates designs with the fuel of endless creative talent and vast experience coupled with a commitment to customer service and quality. For Event Floral, Diane specializes in centerpieces and large specialty arrangements, including funeral pieces, as well as the detailed personal corsages and boutonnieres. She is incredibly devoted to her faith, her church, and her family. Outside of the studio, she loves to spend time gardening, cooking and baking gourmet food and desserts, and arranging décor for her home and church.

EventFloral-7986Jordan Calgaro, Manager, Designer

Jordan’s background in events and decorating partnered with his modern, upscale design aesthetic are a natural fit at Event Floral. With a bachelors in Marketing and Public Relations, Jordan has experience in non-profit, corporate, political, and special events in Milwaukee, Rockford, and most notably, Washington D.C., as a member of Mrs. Obama’s social staff. Jordan keeps current with trends and enjoys infusing designs with reimagined traditional elements. Jordan manages the studio, overseeing staff, scheduling, production and day to day operations. He also leads event set ups and designs custom, on-site floral and décor installations. He celebrates his love and near obsession with Christmas by designing and installing holiday décor for numerous homes, offices, and previously even the White House three years in a row.

EventFloral-7996Sherry Farmer, Event Team Lead

Sherry’s love for all things pretty, especially flowers, makes Event Floral a perfect environment. Sherry is Event Floral’s main event delivery woman, set up team lead, and linen coordinator. Her attention to detail ensures accuracy and timeliness. Sherry explains her love of the job:  “being surrounded by the beauty of flowers and the opportunity to make someone’s day special is both fun and joyful”. She also enjoys making custom crystal embellishments and gardening. She deeply loves her family, her faith, and caring for her cats.

EventFloral-7981Erin Stoffregen, Owner

Erin was introduced to Debra Quillen in 2002, helping with holiday floral work. Pursuing her creative interests, Erin followed Debra when Event Floral launched, learning about the business from the ground up. She graduated from Rockford College with a degree in Business Administration, Management with hopes of enhancing the operations and future success of Event Floral. Erin specializes in bridal bouquets, but enjoys all aspects of design. In 2014, Erin took over ownership of Event Floral, and continues to grow the business with a modern and quality-driven vision. She is married with 2 sons, Lucas and Nathan, who are the joys of her life. She cherishes time with her family and friends and also enjoys running, creating artwork, and photography.

Debra Quillen, Founder, Designer

Founder of Event Floral, Debra Quillen established the creative vision for Event Floral as innovator in the Rockford market as an event focused florist. She pushed Event Floral to produce designs and overall experiences that were unexpected, modern, and unforgettable. Her commitment to customer service was shown in always “going the extra mile” to make every event truly spectacular, with the belief that each client deserves the best!

Debra Quillen spent her early years helping her father, James Adams, with his local Rockford floral business, Broadway Florist. As a child, she learned floral design under his watchful eyes. She continued on to study at Iowa State University College of Design. She designed nationwide and trained under multiple renowned designers. In 2003, Debra officially opened Event Floral Design Studio to pursue her passion of wedding and event flowers. After over 10 years, Debra passed ownership to Erin Stoffregen in 2014. She continues to assist Event Floral with funeral designs and as a business mentor.

Debra’s energy and joy are derived from her strong faith. She now shares her generous and positive outlook with her church, its spiritual endeavors, and all around her.

Hiring  

Looking to join the Event Floral team?

Our experienced team is dedicated to making our clients’ experiences personalized and enjoyable and always ensuring the highest level of quality and professionalism. We currently have the following position available: Production Staff/Event Installer. Further specialization in areas including floral design, linen installation, and draping may be pursued and is encouraged. Click here for further information on job specifications and requirements. Please send resume to erin@event-floral.com for consideration.