Meet The Team

#TeamMochaRose Shown Here: Corey Summers, Chelsey Davidson, Jeannie Werner, Jan Barber, Lauren Lester, Olivia Izzo, Julie Walsh, Danielle Bonura, Caitlin Strobel, April Schwietz, Karen White | Not pictured: Alex Cromer, Chase Werner, Mackenzie Mosher, Hannah Ketcham, Chuck Hall, Nina Hall

Team Mocha Rose is comprised of incredibly hardworking individuals who do everything it takes to produce extraordinary, memorable events throughout the year. Behind the scenes we operate power tools and freight elevators, haul heavy equipment, drive box trucks, climb ladders, install elaborate scenery, and use our collective strength to lay a solid foundation for each and every creative vision. What our clients and partners witness is a polished and professional team of thinkers and doers who join together to create works of art, from beautiful centerpieces to creative landscapes to one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Learn more about our core team:

 
April Schwietz Mason
Owner & Creative Director
April founded Mocha Rose in 2005 after a less than excellent experience with her own wedding flowers. April used her creative bent and determined spirit to teach herself the ins and outs of flowers and floral design. With her philosophy of “delivering an outstanding product and exemplary service” in mind, April quickly elevated Mocha Rose to its current award-winning reputation. From your first consultation, April will look at every detail and create designs that bring your dream event to life. April prides herself on her attention to detail and her use of the freshest flowers, highest quality products, and friendliest staff.

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<p><center>Lauren Lester<br />
Office Manager & Marketing Lead</center>
  • Lauren Lester
    Office Manager & Marketing Lead

  • Lauren began working at Mocha Rose in 2011 and has since worked her way up from part-time event set-up to her current management position. She is thrilled to combine her passion for marketing with her love of the wedding and event world. Our team designed Lauren’s wedding flowers during autumn 2017, so if you’re looking to hear a reliable testimonial from a former bride she would be happy to relate to you from the client experience side, too!

 

 

  • Olivia Izzo
    Senior Designer &
    Event Set-Up

  • Through a series of odd jobs seven years ago, Olivia landed at a local flower shop. Today, she is thrilled to be a member of #TeamMochaRose. Olivia’s extensive botanical knowledge lends itself well to designing arrangements in our studio. Her confidence and enthusiasm help to lead the team on E-Day, or, Event Day.

 

 

  • Julie Walsh
    Designer &
    Event Set-Up


  • Before joining team Mocha Rose, Julie gained years of floral experience working at local flower shop during her time as a Pitt student. After graduating, she explored a career in marketing & events coordination until joining our team in 2017. As a floral designer she is delighted to return to her creative passion within this exciting events industry. Julie is resourceful, dedicated, and she also uses her skills such as photography & web maintenance to enhance Team Mocha Rose.