Our Team

Shipping Quality Tillandsias Since 2012

In Spring of 2022 Air Plant Shop is happily celebrating its 10 year anniversary. From a small family-owned and operated business to now one of the largest providers of tillandsia air plants in the United States, we are happy for you to meet our team who have made this journey possible.


Scott James

President | Ft. Pierce, FL


Chief Operating Officer | Batavia, IL

I have worked for Air Plant Shop since shortly after its humble beginnings in April of 2012. I started as a part time shipper while attending Flagler College and now manage our crew, different sales channels, website and overseas farming and buying operations.



Customer Experience | Virgina Beach, VA

My favorite part about living in St. Augustine is the weather, Spanish architecture, and visiting fun landmarks like the lighthouse. Outside of work I love riding my bike on the beach and boating with my family. My favorite thing about working at Air Plant Shop is learning about the different species, seeing how our customers use them in their own displays, and how much joy they bring people all over the country.

Favorite Plant: T. 'Sparker' Hybrid


Creative Director | Batavia, IL

Living in St. Augustine, I love the weather and beaches (especially being from the midwest)! I also really appreciate the small-town feel and community while still having lots of food options and things to do. I love traveling and cooking with loved ones. I appreciate working for a smaller brand – there’s so much potential and the opportunities seem endless (which is overwhelming and motivating).

Favorite Plant: T. Xerographica


Email Marketing | Astor, FL

I love the architecture the city has to offer – the unique blend of Spanish, English and French styles really come together beautifully. When I’m not spending time with my family, I really enjoy hunting for vintage fashion at thrift stores! My favorite thing about working at Air Plant Shop is the employee-friendly environment, as well as their mission to empower rural Guatemala through education.

Favorite Plant: T. Duratii


Production Lead | Jacksonville, FL

I enjoy the wide variety of restaurants that are perfect for any foodie. It's also so peaceful in St. Augustine with nice beaches and lots of sunshine. I enjoy gardening, rock climbing, watching anime, and doodling digital artworks. My favorite thing to do at work is receiving plant shipments. I already collect a wide variety of plants, so it is always exciting to see new plant species, especially when all the plants are so neatly packed in the box. It's so relaxing.

Favorite Plant: T. Flabellata


Production Lead | St. Augustine, FL

I enjoy living here since we are surronded by both natural and colonial-era beauty. When I am not shipping out orders to our wholesale customers, I enjoy grilling, swimming and playing games with my family. My favorite part about this job is getting to select the most beautiful plants on the shelf to send to our customers.

Favorite Plant: Tectorum Ecuador


Website Catalog/SEO | Las Vegas, NV

I enjoy the old city charm of St. Augustine. In my free time I like to hike (although true hiking trails are difficult to find in Florida, especially being from out West), go on bike rides with my husband and play pickle ball. I love the opportunity to make people smile with air plants all around the country.

Favorite Plant: Tectorum Ecuador



St. Augustine, FL

I like to play basketball, volleyball, soccer and stay active outside of work. Every day at Air Plant Shop I find a new cool or unique plant.

Favorite Plant: Stricta


Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Outside of work I enjoy weekends with my family and going to church. At home also like to grow orchids and roses. My favorite part of working here is feeling the good energy of the plants when they arrive to us from our farm.

Favorite Plant: Ionantha Rubra


Chicago, IL

We like to say St. Augustine used to be a small fishing village with a drinking problem. However, it’s beautiful and where I live and still a small town, despite what others may say! Outside of work I Scuba dive, ride my Harley, and enjoy my yard and pool. I love working with all the plants and I also have a green thumb,

Favorites Plants: Caput Medusae, Duratii and Xerographica (I couldn't pick just one)


St. Augustine, FL

My favorite part of our town is wherever it is quiet. Outside of work I enjoy rock climbing (We are luckily neighbors to the best climbing gym in the area, Stone), video games and spending time with my animals. My favorite part of Air Plant Shop is the quiet and friendly atmosphere.

Favorite Plant: Harrisii


Boston, MA

I love walking on the beach and all of the great fishing we have close by. When I am not by the ocean, I enjoy gardening at my house. I love seeing new plants arrive that I have never seen before. There is always something unusual or different.

Favorite Plant: Curly, Jumbo Size Xerographica


Milan, MI

My favorite part of living in St. Augustine is going to the beach. I also enjoying hiking and hanging out with my family. We have a really great crew working together at the warehouse–and that is one of my favorite parts of the job.

Favorite Plant: Stricta


Daytona Beach, FL

I love to walk around in our historic city center, marveling at all the historic buildings. There is also an abundance of great food nearby. In the winter, I enjoy just sitting on the beach but once it gets warmer (our blood is thin down here!) I enjoy swimming and riding the currents. Here at Air Plant Shop, I get a kick out of watching all the different plants’ blooms over time.

Favorite Plant: Ionantha Rubra


St. Augustine, FL

I actually don’t live in Saint Augustine now – my husband and I moved to the country in Palatka in 2019. We enjoy trail riding in our jeep, kayak fishing, biking and hiking. My favorite thing about working for Air Plant Shop is working in the greenhouse with the plants. Everyone is so friendly and helpful!

Favorite Plant: Jumbo Tectorum


Puerto Rico

The rich history and older architecture that is found in this area is very interesting to me! I like to stay home and play video games or spend time with my two dogs, Lollipop and Koda. I like the environment working here, so far everyone is really nice and it's interesting getting to know all the different types of air plants. I never really knew air plants existed before working here!

Favorite Plant: Blooming Ionantha Fuego

The Air Plant Shop Mission

From Our Farm in Guatemala to Your Home