2016 TSFA DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Donny Johnson

Donny discovered a passion for flowers and for business early on his very first job was as a delivery driver in a Texas florist in 1997. Lasting only one day as a driver, he was quickly promoted to plant care and ultimately embarked upon floral design beginning a near 20-year love affair with flowers.

Over the years, he has received numerous design accolades. In Tennessee for less than a year, Donny has already been named: Tennessee State Florists’ Association (TSFA) “Designer of the Year” and “Iris Cup” winner. In October 2015, he represented and was awarded 2nd Runner-Up in San Antonio, Texas’ NAFA.

During his tenure in Arkansas, he held board positions with the Ozark Florist Association; Arkansas Flower & Garden Show; and Teleflora’s Arkansas Unit. Dedicated to education and industry promotion, Donny capitalizes on every opportunity he can to share his knowledge and hone his craft.

Donny holds a degree in Secondary Education from Baylor University. He is a certified “Arkansas Master Florist”, and currently pursuing his AIFD certification.

Donny joined Rebel Hill Florist in December. Before relocating to Nashville in 2014, Donny owned Bella Flora in Little Rock, Arkansas