Meet the Daphne's Botanicals Team!

Alisha Crockett

Inventory Specialist & Bubble Blower Extraordinaire

Favorite Plant:

The first plant I ever bought was a Jade, and it has been a very resilient and forgiving plant. It propagates so easily, and looks so regal as it gets older and larger.

Plant Hack:

Regular use of a humidifier in my own home has really helped my plants thrive.

Fun Fact:

When not caring for plants, I'm fulfilling orders for a local coffee roaster while staying highly caffeinated.

Natalie

Plant Whisperer

Favorite Plant:

It depends on the season and weather! I can't just choose one!

Plant fact:

Horsetails are living fossils!

Fun Fact:

Natalie loves to forage and is embracing the messiness that comes with crafting ! They love to reuse and create art through upcycling. She grew up surrounded by her grandmother's orchids and love for the ocean.

Daphne Peters

Wrangler of Plant Babies (and Owner)

Favorite Plant:

Rattlesnake Calathea—Easy to care for, pattern on leaves is shocking, it folds up and down with the light, is non-toxic and works well in low light.

Plant Hack:

Humidity all around - spritzer bottles don't work well unless you are constantly doing it. Get a humidifier!

Fun Fact:

If it was physically and socially acceptable I'd probably glue my lips to my kid. I love him so much. I hope I never have to go back to working for someone else. I'm usually drinking many different liquids all at once (non-alcoholic mostly). I love people but also need to nap hard after hanging out with humans.

Kelsey Dobrenz

Designer / Marketing + Sales

Favorite Plant:

Stephania Erecta -- Who knew so much beauty could grow from what otherwise looks like a potato :')

Plant fact:

Interaction with indoor plants has been scientifically proven to reduce stress.

Fun Fact:

In my free time, you can find me exploring the outdoors with my dog, crafting with my friends, or drinking copious amounts of coffee with my sister.

Maya Al-Azzawe

PlantDoc Helper

Favorite Plant:

Jasmine, it reminds me of visits to my grandparents house and collecting it with my grandmother first thing in the morning.

Plant Hack:

When taking care of roses putting them in water, cut them on the diagonally and then through the center and add fresh every morning.

Fun Fact:

Kitting, crochet and yarn sping are a passion/ obsession. Reading books of all genres (including cheese romance novels) is definitely a current and continually an obsession.

Karmen

PlantDoc Wholesale Strategist

Favorite Plant:

I love all varieties of pothos! The are very easy to care for and make beautiful hanging and trailing plants.

Plant hack:

Overwatering is about how often you water, not how much water you give a plant! I wait until my plants are slightly wilted to be sure I'm not watering them too frequently.

Fun Fact:

As much as I love house plants, I also love spending time with plants in nature! There's nothing better than spending and afternoon under a big tree with a good book, or getting my hands dirty in the garden. In the cooler months I love to spend time cooking and crafting.

Austin Peters

Trouble Shooter

Favorite Plant:

Anything that channels dr. Seuss. Currently loving my carnivorous plants!

Plant Fact:

Grow lights grow lights grow lights

Fun Fact:

I’m also a human doctor!

Rachel E

Incorporeal Content Strategist

Favorite Plant:

Dandelions— they're my favorite color and people usually don't get upset if you pick them out of their lawns.

Plant Hack:

I used to overwater my cacti, so now I write sticky note reminders for when to water them next.

Fun Fact:

I like to memorize poetry, weightlift, climb 14ers with friends, and teach about Leave No Trace. In my non-spare time, I work as a PR/media analyst where I read so, so, so many news articles.

Wes Y

Designer/Creative

Favorite Plant:

Slipper orchids, Cypripedioideae. They look alive and have so many fine details.

Plant hack:

Did you know vanilla comes from an Orchid?

Fun Fact:

I'm a landscape designer and artist. Have done work for both residential and commercial projects inside and out. I love being outside on hikes or in the garden with my dogs.