Kristen Jimenez (formerly Kristen Whelan) was born and raised on the North Fork of Long Island. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA ('05). Throughout her school career, Kristen worked as a florist, both in NY and Boston. After school, she moved back to NY and used her background in all things art, and her knowledge of plants and flowers to get a job at a local landscape company. She took this opportunity to learn even more about plant material and all aspects of garden care by gaining on the job experience, and taking numerous courses through the local Cornell Cooperative Extension, including their Master Gardener Program. "When I worked in the psychology field, I felt that for many, the best therapy would have been to slow down, and take time to appreciate the smaller things in life, like a beautiful garden. I honestly feel the best therapy I can give someone is a great outdoor space to enjoy, or a wonderful fishpond to sit next to on a warm day. There is something about the marriage of spirituality and science that occurs in a garden that I feel we could all use a little more of." Today, Kristen has over 17 years of floral design experience, and 9 years of landscape experience. "I've always had an eye for great color combinations and interesting textural mixes. It just took me a while to find a canvas I was truly passionate about." Kristen is a licensed contractor and the owner of Bohemian Rose Designs, serving the East End of Long Island (Lic # 49740-H).
Omar Jimenez is the Mason and Head of Construction for Bohemian Rose Designs. He has worked on the North Fork in landscaping and masonry for 9 years. Previous to landscaping, he worked in masonry and construction for both interior and exterior, giving him 18 years working with stone and cement. He has an incredible eye for rustic garden elements such as rock walls and stone stairways. He is well experienced with a large variety of building materials from masonry to carpentry. His vision and knowledge of structural elements consistently leads impressive end products. Omar's work is beautiful and durable. He has gained a reputation for creating unique designs that can stand up to the elements they will be faced with. He uses his extensive experience with the materials he works with to provide high quality, high end works sure to please any client!
Bohemian Rose Designs - P.O. Box 263 Mattituck, NY 11952 - (631)680-6237