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.

Founders

Scott James

President | Ft. Pierce, FL

Christian Chorneyko

Chief Operating Officer | Batavia, IL

Leadership

Jamie

Website Catalog | 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

Jill

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

Anna

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

Kasey

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

Christy

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

Shippers

Cristhian

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

Mari

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

Heather

Lake Helen, FL

I enjoy people watching in America's Oldest City. I spend as much time being active outdoors as possible: rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, hitting the beach and gardening.

Favorite Plant: Harrisii

Madi

League City, TX

I enjoy the wildlife and nature trails in Northeast Florida. It is a good way to relax and distress. I enjoy taking my dog, Buck, to the park, watching movies and training at the gym. My favorite part is unboxing our shipments we get from the farm. I love seeing all the colors, blooms and the pups the adult plants are growing.

Favorite Plant: Streptophylla

Libby

Springfield, MO

I am originally from the beautiful Ozarks area of Southwest Missouri and moved to Palm Coast, Florida 11 years ago. I enjoy reading fiction novels, binge watching shows, and enjoy Florida’s natural beauty whether at the beach, hiking, or kayaking. My favorite thing about Air Plant Shop is seeing the air plants bloom.

Favorite Plants: T. Xerographica and Bulbosa

Anna

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)

Tiffany

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

Jen

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

Melanie

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

Tucker

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

The Air Plant Shop Mission

From Our Farm in Guatemala to Your Home