Our Team

Margaret Fleegal: Co-Founder, President and CEO

With over 35 years of floral and business experience, Margaret continues to create innovative floral design. Her keen interest and understanding of the fresh cut flower industry combined with her passion and hard work has taken her from a small flower shop to her newest venture, Metro Flower Market. Margaret takes interests in current floral trends and believes that originality and modernization in design are paramount to a successful customer experience. Her positive, sincere, and expressive personality has been significant in building strong meaningful relationships in the floral industry and in Northern Virginia. Margaret is a member of the Society of American Florists and has been involved in local garden clubs for over 20 years. She admires gorgeous peonies in all tones. Margaret loves to travel and explore flower farms around the world, and above all, believes in balance. She enjoys spending time after work with her family and her four Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs; Misha, Lady, Henry, and Charlotte.

Tricia Smith: Co-Founder and Chief Operating Office (COO)

Tricia has over 25 years of experience in floral design and plays a key role in the growth of Metro Flower Market. She is a gladiator who has strengthened and nurtured relationships with flower farmers, product suppliers, and clients alike while always looking for the best resources in the flower industry. Her outstanding attention to detail has made our floral team one of the best in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Tricia leads training, sourcing, and general operations for our wholesale division. Tricia’s entrepreneurial personality keeps her engaged and open to new ideas and technologies that continue to grow the family business. She adores gerbera daisies alongside a glass of fine wine, walks on the beach, and camping with her family and friends.

Amy Fleegal: Production Manager

Bringing modern flare to classic design, Amy has over 7 years experience in innovative floral technique. She is the youngest owner in the company and continues to bring a vibrant freshness to the design floor each day. Amy manages floral design, processing, and team operations to ensure all standards are met in quality and care for every order. Her work reflects her love for nature and the outdoors. Hydrangeas, wildflowers, and all fresh cut greenery remain in Amy’s favorites. In her spare time, Amy is an Instagram sensation harnessing her true talent as an avid hoopla dancer.

Maurice Davis: Wholesale Division Manager

Maurice’s genuine friendliness and professionalism is a staple of Metro Flower Market’s superior customer service. Whether it’s his 20+ years in the floral industry or his pleasant disposition, he is our brand champion. Maurice strives to constantly optimizie our operational processes and is responsible for the beginning to end customer engagement experience. From ensuring no call gets missed, to on time deliveries, and addressing every customer’s unique needs, Maurice will help you make the best purchasing decision. He enjoys orchids in all varieties and in his time off, enjoys kayaking and spending time with his family.

Brandon Schenk: Sales & Business Development

Brandon joined the Metro Flower Market team in May 2018 focusing on sales and business development. With over 10 years of design and event experience, Brandon shares the entrepreneurial spirit needed to innovate the growth of this ever-changing company. He works hard to make sure the customer experience is exemplary, the designs are luxurious, and the team is satisfied while finding new markets for business growth. With a degree in communications as well as a masters in higher education, Brandon also serves as a solutions architect and event designer. You’ll find that his work is inspired by yellow tree peonies and rustic elements. Brandon spends his free time in group fitness classes, traveling around the world, and is inseparable from his two beagles, Stella and Banjo.

Divya Vashishth: Senior Marketing Specialist

Divya has over 5 years of experience in B2C marketing strategy both in traditional and digital spaces. She enjoys keeping herself up to date with current technologies and trends in today’s fast paced digital marketing and social media environment. Divya makes sure our website, social media channels, and other marketing initiatives are implemented in a timely fashion and with precision. Divya has a keen interest in data analysis and metrics. She is fond of bright and happy sunflowers and in her free time she loves to explore new restaurants, community events, and getaway spots with her family and friends.

Derek Halvorsen: Fleet & Logistics Manager

Derek joined our team in July 2018 bringing over 12 years of logistics experience in the floral industry to Metro Flower Market. Responsible for managing our fleet and logistics department, Derek also oversees the maintenance of our warehouse and design center. He earned his BA in criminal justice and pre-law from Liberty University making him perfect for this detail-oriented position. Derek is partial to orange gerbera daisies and spends his free time on his motorcycle. His creative side manifests in his wood shop where carpentry has become a passion project, and if you can’t find him there, he has his private pilot’s license and could be flying the skies.

Tonya Evans: Lead Consultant, Weddings & Events

Tonya is a decorated floral designer with over 20 years experience in design and has been a part of the Twinbrook wedding and events team for almost 3 years. Prior to joining Twinbrook, she owned a successful floral business specializing in weddings and events. Tonya understands the unique visions of every couple and brilliantly transforms them into reality for any venue or occasion. Tonya designs weddings in modern, traditional, themed, and/or rustic styles and is always in tune with seasonal trends. Her go to flowers are elegant Dahlias. In her free time, Tonya enjoys spending time with her family and working outside in her garden.

Gaby Marquez: Consultant, Wedding & Events

Gaby has over 25 years of experience in floral design and has the creative ability to make any floral styling concept come to life for her clients in weddings and special events. She loves to stay up to date with current events, floral trends, and enjoys indulging in extravagant designs with all seasonal flowers. Gaby is an exceptional visualizer and is always ready for new and innovative designs with her flowers. Her go to flower is the beautiful Tulip.  In her free time, Gaby likes to spend time teaching Zumba and cooking for her friends and family.

 

Janice Venish: Consultant, Weddings & Events

Janice brings 30+ years of floral design experience to Twinbrook and has been a part of our wedding and special events team for the last 5 years. Her ability to build strong relationships with our DIY brides and clientele make the couple’s wedding day an enjoyable and stress-free occasion. Along with being a master wedding designer, Janice assists our team with visual merchandising at our design center. Her attention to detail and passion for the floral industry makes her a fantastic asset to the team. Her go to flower is the classic garden rose and when she is not working on a wedding she spends time relaxing with her friends and family.