CalFlowers Staff

 Director of Transportation

Chris Johnson

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chrisChris Johnson, CalFlowers' Director of Transportation, is well-known to the membership because he functions as a liaison between members and carriers and produces all transportation related communications to the membership. The Director of Transportation administers, maintains and actively promotes CalFlowers' transportation programs to members and potential members through the association's for-profit subsidiary, Northern California Flower Growers & Shippers, LLC. Johnson also assists in developing new transportation programs, and actively participates in the planning and execution of the Fun 'N Sun / California Floral Convention, and the biennial Member Meetings.



Cindy Mellem, CPA

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Cindy Mellem is responsible for accounting and financial reporting activities for both the associaton and the wholly-owned subsidiary.  Mellem joined the staff in August 2015, bringing 20+ years experience as a professional accountant.  Her experience includes owning a small business, non-profit accounting and as an auditor for Deloitte.  Mellem also holds an MBA from San Jose State University.



Marketing & Events Manager

Monnaie Pepin

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In her role as the Marketing & Events Manager, Monnaie Pepin helps develop marketing and communications programs to support the membership and the association's initiatives and she plans and assists in the execution of member events, especially the biennial Fun 'N Sun / California Floral Convention, and the association's participation in floral industry events.