Spruce Team

Amy Backman

In 1988, Amy landed an after school job at a family-owned florist in the small town she grew up in.  After attaining a degree in retail merchandising, she entered the corporate world gaining valuable experience in product design, display, vendor relations and marketing.  During her corporate years she began honing a vision to create a new-fashioned flower shop experience.  With a belief that giving flowers feels as good as receiving flowers, she decided to follow her dream and open Spruce.  Inspired by good design, whether classic, modern or organic, she leads a team of talented Twin Cities' florist and designers to deliver artistically crafted flower arrangements in the Twin Cities. Outside of flowers, Amy is energized by music, from the Beastie Boys to Beethoven, and has played the cello as long as she’s been working with flowers.

Sara Daley

Weddings and events are what led Sara into the floral industry.  Creating lush, romantic tablescapes for receptions and adding personal details to every bridal bouquet is her passion.  With a background in interiors, Sara also loves helping our customers add finishing details to their home whether they be the perfect houseplant or flowers for every day living.    Sara also is meticulous about keeping our coolers clean and stocked with the freshest flowers.

Kyle Mayer

With over five years of floral design under his belt and a degree in landscape design, specializing in corporate design, Kyle is our go-to guy for modern and structural arrangements perfect for a business setting.  As our Flower Buyer, Kyle also sources quality flowers from all over the world to fill our coolers each week. Kyle also gets a big kick out of decorating for the Holidays, and starts right about the time the first leaves start to change colors.  He is our wreath master and  loves helping people make their own wreath masterpieces.  

Maurissa Kraft

Maurissa is the pilot of our Spruce delivery truck, (aka: “Spruck”) An artist herself, with a BFA in printmaking from the University of MN and a design certificate from the Portland Floral Design Institute, she ensures our artfully crafted arrangements are delivered with care.  Maurissa plays a critical role on our team ensuring that each design and sentiment is delivered safely!