Discover Our Story

  • It All Started In 2014

    In a Valentine’s Day snowstorm, one woman made the first 100% local arrangements, and delivered them with friends. The response was huge.

  • The First Studio

    Now a team of floral designers works in a light-filled studio making arrangements for daily delivery that tell the story of the time and place the flowers were grown.

  • Environmental Impact

    In response to the waste and impact of the international floral trade, where flowers are neither fresh nor seasonal, Little Acre provides locally-sourced arrangements that are sustainable, beautiful and long-lasting.

Meet The Team

We’re a crew of passionate, flower-obsessed women who delight in sharing joy through flowers.

Tobie Whitman

FOUNDER

Tobie Ellen Whitman is a recovering policy wonk who found her passion amidst flowers and farmers. In 2014, Tobie shifted from a career in international women’s empowerment with USAID and different NGOS to being a small business owner focused on growing the local flower movement. She loves that Little Acre allows people to share natural beauty and to convey their emotions. A long time ago, she studied Social Studies at Harvard and did a PhD on Jimmy Carter's post-presidency. Now, she loves helping people to make creative career transitions – drop her a line!

A Bit More:

- She loves yoga and is a certified teacher

- She once drove the Pan-American highway for 9 months with her now husband

- She loves taking photos of flowers as much as designing with them

Amber Flack

Owner + Lead Designer

A creative soul with a zeal for the business of flowers, Amber's favorite part about Little Acre is bringing joy to the every day. With nearly decade of leadership experience in tech and within startups, being a small business owner in the local flower industry is the perfect marriage of her passion and expertise (and a dream come true). She grew up in Upstate New York, graduated from Syracuse University, and transplanted to the DC area over ten years ago. Out of the studio, she's mostly likely found making messes elsewhere - chasing around her two kiddos, in the kitchen with her husband, or creating wabi-sabi functional ceramics.

A Bit More:

- Happiest in the mountains or on the beach

- Likes her martinis extra dirty

- Stops to smell the flowers, always

Brigid Cowdrey

Floral Buyer + Lead Designer

Brigid delights in locally grown flowers and loves sourcing the best blooms and greenery that farmers in our region have to offer. Her favorite challenge is creating color palettes and takes every opportunity to include unique and unexpected elements in her floral designs. She studied graphic design in college and worked for a decade in that industry before catching the floral bug and jumping in to work at Little Acre.

A Bit More:

- She enjoys baking decadent treats for her friends and family

- Her favorite flower is the daffodil because they are blooming around her birthday

- She has lived all over the country and really loves the unique culture of the DC area

Jillian Lafitte

Studio Manager + Floral Designer

Jillian Lafitte has a passion for flowers and people. She discovered her love for flowers as a backyard gardener and decided to dive into the world of floral artistry. Her background is in Cosmetology and she uses her knowledge of color theory and placement to assist her in floral arrangements.

A Bit More

- She trekked the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal  

- Enjoys trying new coffee shops in her free time 

- Addicted to making floral wearables

Lily Tracy

Floral Designer

Lily is inspired by all of the possibilities of life. Her vast interests in fashion, flowers, and literature have led her down many paths. You can often find her reading and writing as she studies to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English. Otherwise she enjoys long walks, boxing, thrifting, and spending time with her friends and family.

A Bit More

- She's a model and YouTube content creator

- She collects vintage designer items from secondhand shopping

- One of her favorite parts of floral design is knowing the joy it brings customers