Meet The Team

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 | 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.



Julie Walsh | Event Lead & Office Manager



Before joining team Mocha Rose, Julie gained years of experience at a flower shop while working toward her Communications & Global Studies degree at Pitt. She then began her career in marketing & events coordination before joining our team in 2017. Today, she is delighted to be immersed in her creative passion in the events industry while exercising her administrative and technical capabilities. Julie is resourceful, dedicated, and extremely versatile, providing our clients with attentive communication and managing our day-to-day operations.