THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Calvert Crary is the Executive Director of ILA Penthouse and author of Flower School: A Practical Guide to the Art of Flower Arranging (Nov 2020). As an internationally recognized floral design instructor, he has taught programs across the United States, Holland, Mexica, and Australia and was a judge for the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. He has trained and coached thousands of students on how to work in the floral industry, start new businesses, and even reorganize existing floral businesses. Now he is making it his mission to rethink the floral and event industry in a sustainable and fun way.
THE EVENT DIRECTOR
Jessie Owen's passion for events began in the wedding industry. While attending Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked as a wedding coordinator and shortly after became a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society. Since then she has become a skilled floral designer and event expert who enjoys creating unique experiences for clients at ILA Penthouse.