Meet the 2015 KB Cup Judges
KB Cup Floral Design Competition
during KB Open House,
a benefit event for
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks!
(KB is part of the Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Tour)
Steven W. Brown AIFD
City College of San Francisco
Environmental Horticulture/Floristry Department Chair
Mr. Brown has been teaching at CCSF for the past 29 years. And has been serving as faculty elected Chair for the Environmental Horticulture/Floristry Department for fifteen years. Steven’s goal is to provide students with the best possible learning experience and environment possible in Horticulture and Floral Design.
Steven represents City College’s Horticulture program in/at many related groups and organizations including: the American Institute of Floral Designers, California State Florists Association (Board Member), Master Florists Association (Board Member), Ikebana International (Lifetime member), the San Francisco Conservatory Advisory Board, Specialty Cut Flowers Growers Association, Teleflora’s Northern California/Nevada Unit (Board Member), and is an Honorary member of the San Francisco Garden Club and San Francisco Gardener Apprenticeship Advisory. He is a founding co-president of the Organization of Floral Art Designers, a Board Member of Master Florists Association. Steven is a Certified Floral Designer (CFD) and a California Certified Florist.
He has been published in the Florist Review: “Care and Handling of Cut Flowers” and Super Floral Retail: “Cut Flower of the Month” and “Blooming Plant of the Month”. Steven is co-author of Teleflora’s: “Green and Blooming Plants”.
Part of the annual Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Open House
KB Open House part of the Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Tour
Jenny Tabarracci AIFD, CFD, CFJ
City College of San Francisco
Jenny Tabarracci is an Instructor in the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry department at City College of San Francisco with over 20 years of experience in the floral industry. She is the lead advisor/coach for the college’s national champion floral design team.
Jenny graduated with honors from California State University, Sacramento, earning a BA in Fine Arts. . She has a Certificate of Retail Floristry from City College of San Francisco, where she was an award winning student.
Jenny began her career as a retail flower shop owner in San Anselmo, CA. She has freelanced for many floral design companies, such as West Portal Floral Company, Michael Daigian Floral Design and Julie Stevens Floral and Event Design.
Jenny is actively involved in the industry and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) where she is recognized as a Certified Evaluator and Judge. She has served on the AIFD Northwest Regional board of directors and presented in programs at AIFD National Symposiums.
Benefit Event for Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Susan Ishkanian is a freelance designer from the Bay Area
She is a graduate of San Mateo Floristry and Horticulture programs. During the past 12 years, she has focused on high end weddings and corporate events. She is currently a board member of AIFD’s Northwestern Region.
Earlier this year, Susan was a committee member responsible in coordinating the AIFD floral exhibit at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show in San Mateo. She was one of the judges three years ago at the Kitayama Brothers Floral Design Competition for the student level division. She has worked with float designs for Fiesta Parade Floats for the Tournament Rose Bowl parade for the past three years.
Article credit:Linda Nguyen
Kitayama Bros., Inc.
800.472.4184 ext 123