Keith G. McDonnell
Keith, co-owner/designer, was born with the heart of an artist and the mind of an accountant. He graduated from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1989, with a BA in business management and marketing. Keith received his formal experience in the floral industry during his almost 18 years at Botanicals on the Park. He wore many “hats” as manager and designer during his tenure, advancing their floral business by creating thousands of beautifully unique weddings and events.
Dean, co-owner/designer, has been designing fresh flowers since the ripe old age of fifteen. He worked in small, local shops before attending the world-renowned Hixson Floral Design School, where he completed his Masters course in 1982. Dean has worked in fine St Louis shops during his long career including 17 years dazzling the public at Botanicals on the Park. Dean is truly a gifted designer and a limitless resource of creative ideas. His boundless energy and exceptional design skills have made him a sought-after presenter of floral design throughout the industry.
Josh is another lifetime floral designer, with more talent than any one person should have. The “newcomer” by Botanicals’ standards, Josh has been professionally designing flowers since 1993. He spent his early career working in small fine shops in Southern Missouri, making an impression on the locals and quickly outgrowing the demands placed upon him. Josh transferred to St. Louis to work at the renowned Botanicals on the Park, where his talent and skills were better expressed. Josh was first on the list of employees sought by Botanicals Design Studio, and has already proved himself an award-winning designer.
Debbie has been designing extraordinary florals for most of her life. She has worked at several fine florists throughout the country and was co-proprietor of Garden Designers, specializing exclusively in wedding and event decor. Debbie joins Botanicals Design Studio after long-standing personal friendships with the owners. Debbie’s innovative approach and intuitive style are welcome additions to the BDS team.
Watch here as we introduce our newest design professional to join our team!
Remembering Jerry Boyer
Multi-talented doesn’t begin to describe Jerry. During his varied career, Jerry has been actor, dancer, merchandiser, window display artist, and a talented floral designer. Jerry was responsible for the lavish displays at Botanicals on the Park throughout many years. Jerry was an indispensable contributor to Botanicals Design Studio from 2006 – 2013. He will always be in our hearts.