Our Flower Team

Mike Huggett

  • Mike Huggett started his career at Raker Acres at the ripe old age of 14. From that time, Mike worked through the transition from field laborer to greenhouse ornamental and vegetable production, ultimately gaining the position of head grower. After leaving production Mike began working for breeders such as Daehnfeldt and Floranova working specifically as technical advisor for each. In 2009 Mike began working as technical product manager for Takii eventually being named Eastern Flower Sales Manager in 2012. He was promoted to National Flower Sales Manager in 2017. Mike also directs new product development and marketing for the flower department.

Julia Paul

Julia has been with American Takii for more than 15 years and provides marketing for both the flower and vegetable departments. She coordinates trade shows, and does copywriting, editing and graphics. She previously worked in the marketing department of Bosch’s Security Systems division.

Nicole Shioya

  • Nicole is a long term American Takii employee taking care of flower broker accounts as well as helping to manage all flower seed inventory. Nicole attended Fresno State University before finishing her studies at San Jose State University.