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Donor Spotlight: David Boulton

David Boulton, owner of Flowers By George, Inc. in Arlington, WA, and second-generation florist, has a deep-rooted love for the floral industry. David grew up spending many hours working alongside his father in their family-owned florist shop learning the industry and the importance of all industry segments working together synergistically.

David was introduced to AFE through his mentor, former AFE board member Sten Crissey of Crissey Flowers, Inc. Mr. Crissey recruited David to participate in a phone-athon to raise funding for AFE-supported programs. Having seen how all segments of the industry came together for this fun, yet vital event, David wanted to stay involved.

With over 40 years of experience in the floral industry, David has served on many boards and is a strong advocate for investing in resources that will not only encourage students to pursue a degree in floriculture, but also ensure they have the tools to thrive. This means investing in critical research to improve flower longevity and quality.   

Thanks to the generous donors, AFE is able to provide scholarships to many students looking for a career in the floriculture community as well as educational grants that support Industry events throughout the country.   With my time on the Board of Trustees, I have seen first-hand how these programs are taking place through the tours, and we have the opportunity to visit the Universities and Research Centers.” – David Boulton

AFE is honored to have David as a Trustee, industry partner, and mentor!