After years in the floral industry Jacqueline Ahne decided it was time for her to venture out on her own. She opened Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne in 2009. At the age of 17 she discovered her passion for floral design. She started taking Floral Design classes at Golden West Community Collage and fell in love. The classes opened her eyes to many unique techniques and ways of design. She completed the certificate program at Golden west in May 2007. Later that year she spent three months in Europe studying with world renowned floral designer Gregor Lersch. Upon her return to California, she took the manager and head designer position at Costa Mesa Florist until the owners decided to close the doors in 2009. She is a proud member of the advisory committee for the Floral Design Program at Golden West, has competed and placed in many competitions through out Southern California, and continues to attend various educational programs. In November she completed the process to become CCF, California Certified Florist.