David Shover AIFD, AAF, CFD, PFCI
Through the drama and elegance of his work, David Shover, AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI, shows he is a true professional. His career began in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, where he quickly demonstrated his potential. Desiring to reach out for a greater challenge, in 1985, he moved to the nation’s capitol, Washington DC and found a whole new dimension in floral design.
David currently is the General Manager at Karin's Florist in Vienna, VA. David has achieved a wealth of accomplishments. He is the founder of the Northern Virginia School of Floral Design and has taught at both Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). David has also taught classes to educate the consumer on floral design. He travels the world teaching workshops and presenting floral design shows. He represented the USA at the Putrajaya Flower and Garden Show, FLORIA 2012 in Malaysia. While there he presented a design demonstration to the local floriculture students. In 1998, he was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and is a past president of AIFD’s Southern Regional Chapter, as well as former editor of “Focal Points”, AIFD’s national newsletter and “Accents”, AIFD’s Southern newsletter. David has served as chairperson for the “AIFD Across America” Southern Regional Chapter, as well as co-chair at the NE/SO AIFD Symposium held in Crystal City, Virginia. He was the 2014 National AIFD Symposium Program Coordinator and serves on both the AIFD National Board of Directors and the AIFD Southern Regional Board.
His other professional accomplishments include being a member of American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) where he served as Chairman of the Trustees. He has past president for Middle Atlantic Florist Association (MAFA) and the DC-MD-VA Unit of Teleflora. David was a featured designer for AIFD National Symposium and was a member of Teleflora’s acclaimed team of Endorsed Designers. In his floral career David has had the opportunity to design in many states. His artistry have been featured in “Flowers &” magazine, the MD issues of “The Knots” Bridal Magazine, and “What's Up? Weddings magazine.
David has worked for import companies doing product development and visual merchandising. In his studies of floral commentary, visual merchandising, Ikebana, and European design, David has shown outstanding creative design talents. He has won numerous design contests including the Magicsilk/Karisma National Silk Flower Design Contest, the Flowers & magazine design contest, the DC-MD-VA Teleflora’s Capital Cup and Middle Atlantic Floral Association’s Silk Design Contest. In addition, David was a designer at the 1989 Presidential Inauguration, Sak’s Fifth Avenue opening, Lord and Taylor Design Show, and Bloomingdale’s Bridal Fair in Washington, DC. With enthusiasm and motivation in both teaching and learning, David will continue to expand his horizons throughout his career in promoting education in the floral industry.