Below is a little bit about our team!! We are looking forward to getting to know you.
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Marco grew up in the floral industry and always had a true passion for it. Another true love of his is the United States. It was love at first sight when he arrived in the US for the first time at age 16. He was awarded a scholarship through the Dutch Bulb association at NSCU where he studied Horticulture. After his studies, Marco began working in the flower export business where he built up a daily consolidation program to the US from the ground up all the while traveling back and forward between Holland, the auction, and visiting clients in the US. In 2010 he received the opportunity to move permanently with his family to the US, they did not have to think twice about that! Today, Marco is very happy to be living and working in the States with his family and loves to be close to our clients. He continues daily building up our presence here in the states.
“Hilverda de Boer USA is truly a wonderful, dynamic company. Our staff is very, very experienced and we maintain the highest standards in everything we do. This includes customer service and of course the quality of our flowers. We source world wide from only the best growers. It is dependability that we sell, our clients rely on us for the best flowers, delivered on time.”
Marco resides in Connecticut with his family.
Jennifer is an account manager for HDB USA. Her career in flowers began in 2005 when she became a shop manager and event designer. One of her favorite things is to wake up every day and connect beautiful flowers with amazing designers. Originally from Queens NY, Jen currently resides in the Carolinas with her husband and two amazing children and enjoys traveling and reading…
Born in Holland, Bas started working with flowers as a young boy, peeling bulbs at 10 years old and at 12 selling narcissus door to door. At 18 he began to work at the auction in Aalsmeer. After learning the English language Bas came to the USA and since April of 2012 he has been working for Hilverda De Boer. Bas currently lives in Newtown, Connecticut, with his wife and three kids.
Susan brings 30 years of experience in the floral industry to her work with Hilverda De Boer. Since 1993, Susan has been an active salesperson in Dutch and global importing to the US. Product knowledge, variety specifics and logistics are some of Susan’s specialties that enrich our clients’ experience at Hilverda De Boer USA. Susan lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and 2 dogs.
John has many years of experience in the flower industry in both design and in wholesale sales and operations. His passion for fine flowers led him to Hilverda De Boer first as a customer and for the past three years as an account manager. John lives in the beautiful Ozark Mountains and is active in local arts organizations.
Jessica’s love for flowers began in college when she casually worked in a few local flower stores; she opened her own shop in 2001. Traveling to Holland in search of the best flowers to bring back to her store, she met Marco, and was inspired by the possibilities that Hilverda De Boer opened up. Jessica began working for Hilverda De Boer in the summer of 2011 and feels very fortunate to work with a team who really value their customers and want them to have the best product out there.
Lisa’s floral experience began in 1997 as the owner of a shop in Miami Beach. Her passion for flowers has continued with HDB USA, working on the import side while developing long-lasting relationships with florists and floral designers. A mother of two, Lisa currently resides in Miami, Florida, and enjoys cooking, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie began her floral career immediately after college, and has continued to work and grow within the industry for the past 15 years, working for farms, wholesalers, and importers. Her passion is for bringing her clients “the pretty”. Pretty blooms, pretty offerings, all within a pretty industry. Stephanie lives in the woods of New Hampshire on a homestead with her husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs and 6 chickens.
Meredith is part of the sales support team for Hilverda De Boer USA. She has served in the past as Marketing Director for Disney Publishing’s FamilyFun magazine, and in addition, she was marketing specialist on the Merrill Lynch trading floor and human resources associate for an aviation company. A native of South Dakota, she has put down strong roots on the East Coast.
Meredith is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She and her husband are the parents of two young girls, who make them proud every day.
A former 8th grade English teacher, Christine is thrilled to be a part of the HDB family. In her spare time, she loves to cook and spend time with her family. Christine is a new native to the South, where she lives with her husband and two beautiful children.
Sander lives with his wife and two children in the flower-filled village of Rijnsburg. His entire career has been in the flower business, including more than a decade with Hilverda De Boer. His favorite part of the job? Traveling the farms, visiting the growers and finding the newest floral discoveries to share with the customers.
Michel lives in Enkhuizen, a small historic city in the north of Holland. He is the son of a grower specializing in lilies, tulips, iris, peonies and cymbidium orchids. He is married with two children, three dogs and a cat.
Tim lives in a traditionally flower-filled village called Rijnsburg, so flowers are in his genes. Since completing his education, Tim has worked his way up the ladder within Hilverda De Boer. In his spare time Tim is interested in all kinds of sports, especially water polo.
Maaike began with us in 2001, and has been a credit manager since 2011. She is always available for questions about payments and credit card charges. Maaike lives and works in Aalsmeer, Holland, the flower center of the world, but is very Amsterdam minded.
Marissa is born and raised in the floral industry. Marissa’s father was a bulb grower who later on worked for the Dutch Flower Auction. At age 19 Marissa started her own flower store which she managed for years. Later in her career she worked in the flower export to the UK & USA. After moving her young family to the States in 2010 she stayed at home a few years raising her young family, and worked for a few hours a week at the local Flower Wholesale, to stay in touch with her passion; flowers! Today Marissa works part-time in our sales support, keeping in contact with vendors, truckers and colleagues. Marissa’s hobbies are cooking, floral design decorating and her dog Doodle.