Danielle Panarello, director of operations for The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, announced the appointment of Shelby Pater to the position of lead florist at the restaurant and event venue, which is owned by SoDel Concepts.

“With Shelby at the helm of our floral department, we can make our clients’ vision a reality,” said Panarello. “Shelby has extensive experience in the floral industry, and she’s up to date on all the trends.”

A native of Southern Indiana, Pater began working in a floral shop while still in high school. She graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degree in visual communication and drama.

She’s worked as a corporate trainer and lead designer for a retail store and for a Washington, D.C.,-area wedding planning company. Most recently, she’s been an independent florist and wedding planner.

As lead florist at The Clubhouse at Baywood, Pater handles the floral arrangements for the restaurant and the event center. Her once-a-month floral workshop series is open to the public. The class, which includes a take-away arrangement, is $45.

For more, visit sodelconcepts.com or baywoodclubhouse.com.