2011 | Koehler & Dramm's Institute of Floristry Design
• Corsages and boutonnieres
2006 | Koehler & Dramm's Institute of Floristry Design
• Basic design
• Advanced design
2002 | NE Metro 916
• Short-call sub training
2001 | University of Minnesota
• Master Gardener
1983-84 | Mankato State University
• Special Education and Business (22 graduate credits)
1973-1978 | University of Minnesota
• B.S. degree in Food Science & Technology
2006-present | Owner, Flowers Just Because
2004-present | Owner, Doggy Day Care
2001-2004 | Reserve teacher, ISD 832 & 624
2001-2004 | Home gardener
Responsibilities include: Design, plant and maintain landscapes of high-end personal gardens.
1995-2001 | General contractor, personal project
Responsibilities include: Supervise the design and build phase of a prarie-style home, hire and manage subcontractor labor and
landscape home gardens.
1994-1995 | Teaching assistant, ISD 832
Responsibilities include: Assist students with special needs.
1984-1993 | CEO, Hammel Household
Responsibilities include: Oversee the raising of two children, provide support and infrastructure to the head of household for a
successful career launch, volunteer in school and church functions and activites.
1982-1984 | Program coordinator, Rainbow Residence
Responsibilities include: Create programs for severely handicapped adult residents and supervise staff in implementation of programs.
2011-present | Therapy Dogs International
2010-present | St. Andrews Lutheran Church
2009-present | St Andrews Lutheran Church
Environmental stewardship team
2001-present | Washington County Master Gardener
2004-2006 | Washington County Fairgrounds Master Gardener gardens
1997-1999 | St. Andrews Lutheran Church
1992-1994 | Mahtomedia Middle School
1990-2003 | Washington County Soil Savers Club
1989-1996 | St. Andrews hand bell choir
1985-2010 | Childrens Hospital Association
1985-1988 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Cedar Falls, IA)
1985-1986 | Valley Park Elementary School (Cedar Falls, IA)
1978-1981 | Redeemer Lutheran Church
Youth music director
1978-1979 | Redeemer Lutheran Church
For the past 30 years Cynthia Hammel has been a homemaker and active volunteer while pursuing various part-time careers. As a Master
Gardener she has pursued a career in floral design and supervised volunteers in the Washington County area. Her coninuing education in
gardening and floral design informs her of the newest gardening technologies and makes services from Flowers Just Because professional
Having successfully launched two children into the world and conquered the landscaping of a 15-acre plot in Grant, Cynthia is well
prepared to direct her energy and expertise to flowers and flower lovers...just because.