About Us

A flower shop walked into a bar and the rest is history.

Meet the team!

Name: Suzanna Cameron

Hometown: Asheboro, North Carolina

Favorite Flower: Pincushion Protea

Why do you work at Stems Brooklyn?: I started Stems Brooklyn in 2013 all by my lonesome, to have a team of likeminded individuals who help me on my journey is awe inspiring! I could never have imagined Stems would become what it has! I want to have the best flower business in Brooklyn!

What you do in your parallel universe: I am a mom, a free spirit, a risk taker, a scuba diver, a mountain climber, all the things! Being a mom to my son Ace!

Favorite Quote (or passage): 

“And a, and a wise man told me, man, like
Life is like a table
Full of like glasses of water
And your job is to keep ’em all full
You know what I’m sayin’
So everyone’s happy
But
At the same time, you gotta keep your pitcher full of water
So you could fill everybody else up”

– Murs

Name: 

Hometown: Miami, FL 

Favorite Flower: Aztec Sunset Zinnia 

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: We get to do what we love and share that with our community, there isn’t anything better.

What you do in your parallel universe: In a parallel universe I live on a rocky coast in Maine and write romantic novels.

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: “I went looking for my ideals outside of myself and discovered it’s not what the world holds for you but what you bring to it.” – Anne Shirley

Name: Andraya Mendez

Hometown: Navarre, Fl

Favorite Flower: Spirea

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: I love being surrounded by magical flowers all day and by people that love them just as much as I do!

What you do in your parallel universe: In my parallel universe I live on a flower farm in France, I bake a lot and I spend lots of time with my ten dogs.

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” – Frida Kahlo

Name: Kyu Bae Lee

Hometown: Seoul, Korea

Job title: Delivery Facilitator

Favorite Flower: Forsythia

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: It’s the chillest spot ever and the staff I work with are amazing people. In house stuff and what goes on behind the scenes I’m still trying to learn as I am on the road mostly. But I believe in what we do and how we do it. I know that we are deeply rooted in our community and at Stems people grow too!

What you do in your parallel universe: I’m a pilot

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: I’m a tough nut m8. By Jordan D’Arsie (Also my bandmate 🙂

Name: Neysha Merced

Hometown: Allentown, PA

Favorite Flower: Antherium (is that basic? LOL)

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: The team at Stems is super sweet and their love of flowers and sustainability is inspiring!

What you do in your parallel universe: I dance, model, and get my hands into any adventurous, fun projects.

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming” – Pablo Neruda

Name: Julia Masotti

Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY

Favorite Flower: Cosmos

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: To work somewhere so committed to sustainability and to the growth, joy, and health of all the people who come through its doors is a privilege. I started as an intern here, and I feel so grateful to have been able to learn and expand as a florist and as a person over the years.

What you do in your parallel universe: A farmhouse. A garden of flowers. The ocean. A sunroom for painting. A library of books.

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life/ I was a bride married to amazement./ I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” -Mary Oliver

Name: Shannon Cowan

Hometown: Greensboro, NC but I consider the mountains of NC to be my true home

Job title: Assistant Manager + Workshop Director + Designer

Favorite Flower: oh gosh! It varies by season, but I consistently favor delphiniums

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: Stems Brooklyn is my home away from home. This space and how it’s constantly shifting, is a beautiful metaphor for who I am as an individual as well. I enjoy working here for an endless list of reasons, but to simplify it in an all encompassing way- I enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn because it accepts me for who I am, encourages me to pursue my interests and empowers me as an artist.

What you do in your parallel universe: Parallel me is an avid scribbler of thoughts, observations and insights. I nap in gardens, swim in lily pad ponds, sleep on a chaise lounge in an apiary and only eat fruit. It’s an eccentric, otherworldly existence that THIS world identifies as a “fairy tale.”

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

— Lewis Carroll

Name: Faye Blue

Hometown: Queens, NY

Favorite Flower: currently loving dahlias and clematis!

Why do you enjoy working at Stems Brooklyn?: The people make it amazing, and the ingredients we use & the ethos behind everything is truly beyond my wildest dreams.

What you do in your parallel universe: live on a farm off the grid

Favorite saying, quote and or sustainability tip: “education should be as free as air and water” -Peter Cooper

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