“So many times over the years, I’ve had women say to me, “I wish I could do that!” I started thinking… It’s not hard, you just have to know where to start!”
Hi! My name is Tina Nestor. I started working with flowers in 1988 for a wholesale floral company in Tucson, AZ. I then moved onto a local flower shop, and it is there that I learned more about all the different aspects of flowers and floral design.
I moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1991, where I continued my career in the floral business working for a multi-location flower shop and then a gourmet grocery store. In the meantime, I owned a small business called “Encased Beauty” that specialized in weddings and special occasions.
I really enjoyed working with flowers, but became burned-out. In 1998, I decided to go back to school and become a Surgical Technologist. I currently work part-time at an outpatient surgery center in Glendale, AZ.
I truly love my job, but I never fully lost the desire to design and work with flowers. So I decided in 2004 that I would like to teach floral design. I wanted to share all of my knowledge and skills that I had learned over the years with others. And to further my own knowledge and skills, I have since received my certification as a Master Florist.
I started Create Yours, LLC. I have taught in churches, homes, country clubs, wine bars, and at other various businesses and locations. I have also taught classes at Paradise Valley Community College in their fall and spring semesters.
I get SO excited teaching others about flowers, flower care, and floral design! I receive so much enjoyment watching others create their own unique arrangement. They are excited and thrilled by what they have learned and accomplished. They take their arrangements to their homes, to their mothers, friends, or offices. The people they share them with are impressed by their work, moved by their gift that was given to them with a personal touch, and overjoyed with the beauty that only fresh flowers can give.