Salish Design

Biography

The phrase "living in two worlds" has become a familiar theme both personally and professionally. Flora demonstrates that it is possible to succeed in creative and technical, native and non-native settings. She artfully balances work in corporate, residential, home office and marine environments. Her repertoire of talent embraces and intertwines decorating, organizing, feng shui; event and meeting planning; web design, process improvement and project management.

Flora has lived for extended periods in Washington State, Southern California and Hawaii where cultural connections to the first people of each region reflect powerfully in her work and design philosophy. She is available to speak to groups about the first people of the Northwest Coast region and the many metaphors and models for sustainability that lie within their teachings.

As a graduate of the University of Hawaii and the Burklyn Business School, Flora was doing extreme makeovers long before the idea for a popular television craze was concieved. She has produced motivational trainings, educational workshops and seminars, meetings and events all over the United States, and has facilitated hundreds of individuals and companies going through rapid change. Recruited by cutting-edge leaders in transition management, Flora has facilitated group genius for over 40 Fortune 500 companies and many small business enterprises and individuals. Flora continues to improve and perfect her talents, ever inspired by these innovative methodologies, blending them with teachings of Feng Shui masters, Native American elders and artizans, and proven best practices of emerging success strategists.


Flora has studied many disciplines devoted to unleashing creativity and group genius including win/win business methodology, Deming Quality training, neuro-linguistic programming, MG Taylor creative process methodology, interior and graphic design, CAD design, Feng Shui and Northwest Coast spirituality, art, language, music and culture. She attended Long Beach City College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hawaii. Flora also attended Burklyn Business School. She is an accomplished custom designer of home and office organizational systems, such as kitchens, closets, offices, garages and libraries. She has developed a unique style of project management and consulting that blends a variety of artistic and organizing talents with technical, administrative and supervisory skills.


Stewardship has always occupied a considerable focus in Flora's life. As a docent at the Burke Museum, she leads tours that educate the public about the Pacific Rim cultures, especially her own Northwest Coast Puget Sound Salish people as distinguished from the northern tribes. She was a member of Seattle's Urban Rhythms Multi-Cultural Performance Chorus during its ’94-04 reign as one of the region’s most inspiring contemporary gospel choirs. Several other historic and community service groups receive the benefit of Flora's time and talent including the Old Settlers Cemetery in Lakewood, Washington; Habitat for Humanity; Plymouth Piecemakers; Ft. Nisqually; Lushootseed Research; The Snohomish Tribe of Indians; and the Washington State Chapter of the International Feng Shui Guild. Flora also enjoys dabbling in family genealogy and local pioneer history. From the STEWARDSHIP link on this site you can find out more.


Flora relaxes by spending time with her family and friends, playing pickleball, hiking and exploring the great northwest outdoors and traveling when she can. She also likes to snow shoe and cross country ski and loves being out on the water with the Blue Heron Canoe family, sailing or cruising the San Juan Islands.

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