- De-Mystifying New Zealand Moss
- Is That Really a Phalaenopsis ?
- Phalaenopsis Species: From Mega to Micro
Providing Plants for Sale: Yes when in-person events are possible.
Remuneration: $200 US Speaker’s Fee, Expenses when travelling
Any Restrictions: Will do online presentations until Covid-19 pandemic is over.
Online Presentations: Yes (currently)
While still pursuing her career as a model and actress in Manhattan, Carri’s involvement with orchids began over 40 years ago with her first Phalaenopsis orchid. Having served on the Board of Directors of the well-known Greater New York Orchid Society for over 20 years, she has also served on several American Orchid Society committees, among them being the Education Committee, Membership Committee & the Public Relations Committee. Since becoming an Accredited American Orchid Society Judge in 1998, Carri has also had the privilege of judging both national and international orchid shows.
In 1990 Carri was one of the original “gang of five” who founded and formed the 31-year old International Phalaenopsis Alliance, Inc. (IPA), serving first as Membership/Corresponding Secretary, then First Vice President, President and currently as Regional Director for New England, New York & eastern Canada. In 2004 Carri was honored with the IPA Award of Distinction for her contributions to the world of Phalaenopsis Orchids.
As a “boutique” commercial grower for 36 years, Carri focuses her orchid business, the orchidPhile, on being able to offer her clients the newest in cutting-edge Phalaenopsis species and hybrids in addition to other orchid genera which grow happily under the same conditions as Phalaenopsis. Of increasing importance to her clients is vivid color, heavy substance flowers that will provide them with long-lasting displays, fragrance and multitudes of flowers with more compact growth and spike habits. In the last two years she has also seen Taiwan’s increased interest in breeding some new & more unique intergeneric hybrids utilizing Phalaenopsis as one parent.