Mike has co-owned Ben White Florist with his brother, Cliff, for 29 years. He enjoys jazz music and equips the flower shop with an array of timeless jazz photos.
Cliff, Owner / Designer
Cliff is a certified Texas Master Florist and enjoys adding his own personal style to all the arrangements he does. When not at the flower shop, Cliff loves spending time with his wife, wearing his cowboy boots, and cooking in a dutch oven with his two sons.
Debra, DSweetpeas Custom Floral Design
Debra began her floral career at Ben White Florist during Valentine’s of 2000 as a customer service rep and through the years discovered her passion and love for floral design. In 2010, Debra took over the weddings at the shop through her independent company, Dsweetpeas Custom Floral Design. Besides expressing her artistic flair in floral, she also performs dance around town and teaches floral design at Austin Community College. Her weaknesses are chocolate, animals, and Sunday brunch!!
Mari, Marketing/ Graphics/ Designer
Mari has worked in the flower industry since 1996, but joined BWF in 1999. With a flair for design and an eye for photography, her skills take her all over the shop. When not planting flowers or editing website photos at BWF, she can be found eating enchiladas or lounging in a hammock with her husband and daughter. She loves gardening and getting her hands dirty at work and home.
Jessica, Office Manager
Rachel, Lead Designer
Rachel joined Ben White Florist in April 2008. When not arranging beautiful masterpieces, she can be found cooking yummy gluten-free vegetarian meals with her partner, David, who shares her love of coffee and Indian Food. As an animal lover, she enjoys taking her dog, Mortimer, for walks and playing with her kitties, Martha and Penny. As an Indiana native, she misses intense thunderstorms, normal highway systems, and Kurt Vonnegut. So it goes.
Mallory, Designer / CSR
Mallory joined the staff of Ben White Florist in June 2010. When she’s not playing with beautiful flowers, you can find her getting her degree at Texas State. Loves: Eric, dahlias, her two dogs, whiskey and good plate of spaghetti!
Since starting in June 2010, Lora has been slowly falling in love with every flower, customers, and employees at BWF. Lora is a full-time student who gets excited about most things; Jonathan Safran Foes novels, thunderstorms and good Vietnamese food. You stay classy, Austin!
Tejana is a country gal, a true Texas native. Friendly and creative with a passion for floral arranging. Enjoys spending her free time outdoors, camping, riding bikes and catching some rays around any body of water.
A live one from Cincinnati, Lindsay is the newest addition to the BWF family. She loves loud music and playing in the dirt. When not enjoying the sweet smells of BWF she can be found playing in her backyard, biking, or drinking beer wherever the town may take her. Cheers!
Nick, The Rose Man
Nick aka: “Monkey” is an invaluable addition to the working machine that is Ben White Florist. He comes in several times a week to process all of the incoming fresh cut blooms and keep the shelves and machinery stocked and in proper working order.
Eric and Chance, Drivers Extradornaire
Eric livened up our team in September 2006 & Chance joined the ranks November 2009. Both gentleman are kept rather busy delivering your fresh flowers all over town. When not at work Eric performs with his band, hangs out with his wife and kitty, Mr. Fabulous.
Chance enjoys playing the drums, hanging out with his wife and two doggies.
Misty, Shop Kitty
Our shop kitty was born many moons ago and has grown into a mature and experienced cat. Independent and private, Misty is always defending her property from other street critters. She loves girls but is a little wary of men, especially if they are wearing cowboy boots. Rolling around in the dirt or sun bathing on the side porch, she is happy to receive any complimentary petting.