LANSON B. JONES FLORAL & EVENTS BEGAN AS A SEED OF AN IDEA ROOTED IN A LOVE FOR GARDEN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.
Since our inception, we have been pioneering unique and creative event concepts and executions in Houston, Texas and beyond to destinations in the southwest and southeast. We are a floral design team with a passion for linking our pieces back to the garden. Whether we are clipping bougainvillea straight from the garden to accent a bouquet or cultivating a collection of herb-inspired boutonnieres, the details drive our passion. We love to create. It is as simple as that. We work with a client directly to learn their vision, concept and aesthetic, pulling out the most important desires and executing it to the utmost detail. Whether you’re in the midst of wedding planning or busy coordinating flowers for an outdoor party, we will work closely with you to create breathtaking, noteworthy décor.
Lora Blackstone- Floral & Event Designer
Lora joins the Lanson B. Jones & Co. Floral + Events team as a Lead Designer with 5 years of design experience. While studying business at Texas A&M University, Lora interned with a Dallas wedding and events floral company and discovered a passion for working with flowers, caring for clients, and
Megan Chandler – Floral & Event Designer Megan Chandler began her career in the events industry working for one of Charleston, South Carolina’s top planning and design firms. She found her passion working with clients to design, manage and execute their weddings and events, and with the support of an incredible
Brendan Joseph- General Manager of Floral & Events Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Brendan arrived in Houston in 2010. Brendan brings with him 7 years of retail management experience to Lanson B. Jones – Floral & Events department. His crisis management tactics and organizing skills help events run smoothly and on time. Brendan attended the University of Houston-Downtown where he focused on supply chain and logistics management. He loves to inspire others and lead by example, strengths that he utilizes not only at work but also in his everyday life.
Michael Allen – Chief Executive Officer As Chief Executive Officer at Lanson B. Jones & Co., Michael Allen is the business architect of the firm. Michael leads the executive team through organizational growth and development strategies that put the client at the center of
Lanson B. Jones – Principal & Founder A native Houstonian, Lanson attended Texas A&M where he obtained his degree in landscape architecture. Lanson served as the VP of Design at McDugald Steele for more than 14 years where he oversaw 50+ award-winning projects. He launched Lanson B. Jones & Company, in 1994 where he could focus all of his design efforts on The European Scaled Garden philosophy. In order to reach beyond just design and maintenance of a garden, Lanson launched Floral and Events in 2016.
Jennifer Leonard – Controller With more than 18 years with our firm and 20 years of accounting and business management experience, Jennifer is a veteran at Lanson B. Jones & Company. She grew up in Houston and began studying business at a young age. From there, she went on to intern with Anadrill-Schlumberger and began her formal business education. While working full time, she finished both her undergraduate and master’s degrees with the full support of her family and Lanson B. Jones & Company.
Lauren Scott – Senior Buyer & Executive Assistant to Michael Allen, CEO Originally from Corpus Christi, Lauren moved to Houston in 2010 to pursue her law career after graduating with a degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Lauren worked for several years in banking and brokerage before joining our team as a Design Associate in 2016. In 2017, Lauren became our Senior Buyer and Executive Assistant to CEO, Michael Allen. She now works with Michael to oversee departments and develop new processes that foster the company’s continued growth.
Abby Barrientos – Marketing Coordinator Abby Barrientos serves as our marketing coordinator. She is responsible for all things social media, as well as our website, our branding, marketing materials, and increasing the exposure of Lanson B. Jones & Company through various mediums. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication, majoring in Public Relations and Marketing. Abby joined our team in 2017 as a floral intern, and still enjoys assisting Floral & Events to this day.
Kemi Assouline – AR & Bookkeeper Kemi, a UCLA graduate with more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting,