COLTS NECK, NJ: There are those people that we meet in life who bring light wherever they go. It's wonderful when we are lucky enough to share time with them! Such a person is Jaalisa Ellis. Her smile lights up the room wherever she goes. Jaalisa works part time prepping and arranging flowers at A Country Flower Shoppe in Colts Neck.
Owner of the shop Marie Costa comments, " Jaalisa is a constant joy and fits in perfectly here in our friendly welcoming business environment. She is also such a hardworking employee. We love having her on our team. She's a person that everyone looks forward to sharing time with. We are all about friendly customer service here and that is what Jaalisa is; so friendly all the time."
Jaalisa came to A Country Flower Shoppe and More through the Monmouth County Vocational Program. She works at the flower shop three days a week and is a 2016 graduate of Neptune High School.
Jaalisa comments, "I love working here. Flower arranging is so enjoyable and everyone is so nice here. It's a beautiful place to work. I love my job!"
Marie had called the Vocational School before the busy Valentine's holiday seeing if they had anyone available to help out and Marie comments, "I called and I was so lucky they sent me Jaalisa. We love having her here."
Jaalisa preps flowers for the shop that specializes in everything from large high-end weddings and corporate events, to intimate occasions and everything in-between. They offer unique gifts and specialty gift baskets, seasonal decor and subscription packages for flowers for the home, or for that special someone. The shop also hosts special socials like their Floral Design and Wine events.