Lisa Haas & Ron Van Huuksloot
Proprietors and Owners
Well hello! We are Lisa and Ron vanHuuksloot, located in the northeastern corner of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our floral service and tabletop accessories are the product of many passions combined through, well, let's just call it alchemy.
Our floral designs have been curated from several disciplines to create one-of-a-kind artwork. Ron’s amazing photography skills capture the fleeting ephemeral beauty with his artistic eye. In addition to digital contributions, he is a talented manager for all the details of business operations.
Lisa's training with nationally recognized and award winning floral designers has culminated in earning the American Institute of Floral Design's prestigious Certified Floral Designer title. She is currently studying high European style under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed masters of the floral industry, Tomas De Bruyne and Hitomi Gilliam.
While Ron isn’t entirely sold on the idea that flower farming is fun, Lisa has always been a botanist at heart. Many of the foliage and flowers used in our arrangements are grown in Tabletop Alchemist's gardens. Others are purchased from local flower farmers within our network as we strongly believe in keeping small businesses thriving, respecting the flower as a gift of nature, and using our land as privileged stewards. Priority is always given to quality local and California grown products for the freshest seasonal designs possible.
Kim (Haas) Novotny
UX & Operations Manager
Residing in Dublin, CA with her husband Eitan. She has been with Lisa and Ron since the very beginning, and has loved every moment she has spent helping make Lisa and Ron's dreams a reality. Botany and décor happen to be some of her favorite hobbies as well!
Kim spent nearly nine years studying Industrial Design, so the switch to digital User Experience work was very natural and logical. While she was studying during those nine years, she had several office Admin and Assistant roles in addition to a great customer service demeanor. Making things work while also making them look good is as instinctual as breathing for her. Using all of her office admin/assistant/processor experiences and natural design skills, she is an invaluable member of the HvH family.
She is looking forward to helping HvH grow both literally and figuratively by building and maintaining the website, HvH operations, as well as picking up Floriculture and Floral Design certifications to ensure that HvH and Tabletop Alchemist will always have the quality Lisa and Ron envision, regardless of the medium.
Busy bee is one of many hard workers on the farm. Busy bee checks the flowers every day and makes them smile with a little dance. Sometimes they work too late and stay in the flowers when they close up for the night, this may be an "air b&b" arrangement they have with the flowers.
Shifting "Sands" is a big contributor to our flower farm... After all,
"The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without the proper care for it we can have no life." - Wendell Berry