Loren's Badass Chick: Kayla Gould

Freelance florist & owner of buds.

November 8, 2019
Loren's Badass Chick

Kayla Gould

This week's Badass Chick is Kayla Gould, a 23-year-old freelance florist and owner of Buds

 

When Kayla was in fifth grade, she told her parents that she wanted to go to college and become a florist. As she grew older, her interest in art remained, but she ended up studying Environmental Science at UMass Boston and at one point even thought she wanted to be an underwater photographer. But Kayla still couldn't shake the dream of wanting to be a florist… 

 

So, she took a job at a small grocery store working in their floral department and totally loved it. She began waitressing and bar tending at the same time to pay the bills and eventually began her own freelance floral shop right there in her parents' house because, as she told me -- what did she have to lose?! Since then, Kayla's been able to make a living doing her dream job. Not only has she curated centerpieces for a 500-person event entirely on her own, but she also offers workshops on how to create centerpieces and bouquets. Plus, she has even bigger plans to start a mobile floral truck in the future!

 

Kayla's work is really beautiful and as you think about the upcoming holidays, if you're in need of a centerpiece for Thanksgiving or hoping to learn how to make one yourself (she's offering a centerpiece-creating workshop the Tuesday before Thanksgiving) definitely check her out!  

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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