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Meet Kelli Carr, owner of Switzer Floral Design, a pretty petite flower shop, nestled in the heart of downtown Fort William.
Kelli was born and raised in a small town called Flin Flon that borders Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Flin Flon, a rural mining town, there wasn’t much to do for youngsters her age but, her love for reading brought her great joy in her spare time while growing up. 
She was fascinated by people and how their past decisions and actions have shaped our present.
That’s what lead her to Thunder Bay, to pursue then obtain her degree in History. 
Fate had other plans for Kelli when she met her wonderful husband, Trevor, at a popular hangout called Roxy’s.                           

FAMILY AND KIDS For Kelli and Trevor, becoming parents was the true turning point in their lives.
As a small infant, their first child was diagnosed with Arthritis and the countless surgeries that their daughter had to endure shaped them into who they are today.
Expecting their second child Kelli just knew she needed a higher-paying job to help support her growing family, leading her to seize an opportunity at Bombardier.



 Navigating through a male-dominated workforce at Bombardier (now “ALSTOM”) it was an eye-opening experience for Kelli, but she couldn’t help but admire her colleagues who treated her with kindness and respect during her time there. After doing what she had initially set out to do after dedicating several years to the plant and the family becoming more financially stable, Kelli felt a calling to pursue a different path..


FORT WILLIAM NEEDS FLORALS “If its not History its Flowers”, and that’s when Kelli decided to explore her passion and take a leap of faith and opened her own store in downtown Fort William 
Recognizing the lack of flower shops in the BIA (Business Improvement Area), she saw the perfect opportunity to provide a much-needed service to the community she holds dear.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of Kelli’s work is creating a magical atmosphere for her clients. Witnessing their happy and excited expressions of approval makes all the stress organizing events worthwhile. 


If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this journey, “It’s the importance of knowing your worth
establishing those boundaries and holding onto them with all you’ve got”.
It’s a piece of advice I’d share with anyone seeking success and happiness.

 If you ever find yourself in Thunder Bay, drop by and say hello at 805 Victoria Ave E.

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