Debby Birach Mayer
Debby is the owner and head trainer at Flowers to Impress. She is a Dutch master floral designer with over 25 years of experience in 4 different countries. Debby owned a successful floristry business in Sydney for 7 years and designed for a great number of prestige hotels around Sydney.
Debby has participated in international flower competitions and won awards for her innovative designs and fresh approach. Debby’s qualifications in floristry include horticulture, art, flower arranging and design to comprehensively include every aspect of flowers from growing flowers, to arranging cut flowers, to growing the business. Debby completed TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in April, 2011.
Deb is the RTO Officer at Flowers to Impress – School of Floristry.
Deb has over 3 years of experience working in administration and training for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Prior to working in the vocational education sector, she worked in administration in various sectors, including for non-profit organisations.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of (Primary) Education specialising in second language teaching; TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration; and she is currently completing her Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Certificate IV in Accounting.
Deb has a high attention to detail and is passionate about administration and getting the job done right the first time. She lives in Toowoomba with her husband, Andrew, who is a teacher, and their young daughter, Abigail.
Natalie is a trainer at Flowers to Impress – School of Floristry. She is a very experienced florist, having worked in the floristry industry for over 10 years.
Natalie holds Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant), Certificate III in Floristry, Certificate IV in Floristry. She has also completed Certificate IV in Small Business and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
She has worked in the Lockyer Valley, North Queensland, Darwin and Toowoomba, and is a very talented florist. Natalie is passionate about flowers and this comes through in her enthusiasm in teaching others.
Corrie Van Brooks
Corrie has been in the Floristry industry on and off for 20 years, and currently runs her own small business doing wedding and event flowers when she is not in our office as our Student Administration Officer.
Corrie is also a qualified trainer and assessor who taught Hospitality and Event Management at TAFE Queensland before deciding to re-enter the floristry industry again.
Samantha is a trainer with Flowers to Impress, based in Townsville. She is known affectionately as Sam.
Sam is a very passionate nature loving florist, who has been in the industry for over 6 years loves every minute of it! She counts herself blessed to now be working alongside her mentor, Debby. Sam is thankful for the opportunity to have been trained with Flowers to Impress School of Floristry and is excited to be able to share this amazing opportunity with others.
Sam has completed Certificate III in Floristry and believes you never stop learning. She knows first-hand the impact that flowers have on people. Sam looks for ways she can continually grow in her knowledge and understanding, and is thrilled to be part of the Flowers to Impress team.