What is your title and what do you do at 1-800-Flowers? How long have you been with the company? What do you like best about your job? I’m VP, Financial Reporting & Taxation. I’ve been with the company for 18 years. The best thing about working for 1-800-Flowers.com is being surrounded by very talented co-workers and staff, all of which contribute to the success of the Company and its ability to provide meaningful products to millions of people around the world. 1-800-Flowers’ main mission is to deliver smiles. What about being a Dad makes you smile? Being able to watch my children learn, grow and care for one another and provide them guidance throughout life’s challenges makes me smile. At 1-800-Flowers we’re all about creating truly original arrangements. What makes your kid(s) truly original? I am the proud father of 3 children, all of which are truly original in their own way; Ashley, 8 She is a fireball of energy, extremely creative and quite the talker. She enjoys dancing, gymnastics and playing lacrosse. When she was 4 she invented her own “Blankie Buddies” doll by using her baby blanket and dressing it up in American Girl Doll clothes. I should have patented this idea back then. Ava, 6 This is my girly girl, loves everything about being a girl, from lipstick to dresses to shoes. She enjoys dancing, gymnastics and music. She is particular about “her” stuff, as everything has a specific place in her room, which makes Mommy happy. Aiden, 2 The boy, yes, got my son on the third and final try! He is an iPad generation kid, nothing comes between him and the iPad. At only 2, he’s already got his alphabet letters down and can count to 20. Oh, and he beats me at “Fruit Ninja”—thank you Steve Jobs.
Being able to watch my children learn, grow and care for one another and provide them guidance throughout life’s challenges makes me smile.Since this is our special Father’s Day edition of the Employee Spotlight, what do you like most about Father’s Day? I enjoy Father’s Day because it gives dads a special day to reflect on their role in parenting and the importance of being a good father figure to children of all ages. What is your favorite Father’s Day gift from 1-800-Flowers and why? Cheryl’s Father’s Day Assorted Cookie Gift Box. The cookies from Cheryl’s are a favorite in my home. This gift is great because I can share it with my entire family (except the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies—those are mine!)