The story of Fellow Flowers is built on friendship. Mel and Tori were and are friends first and foremost. This focus on friendship and the spirit that we are all fiercely united is at the core of what Fellow Flowers is all about. It’s also the reason we decided our second virtual run would focus on friendship which is how the Fiercely United Virtual Run, taking place August 29,2015, was born.
Here is the story of Mel and Tori’s friendship which not only inspired our next virtual run but the birth of Fellow Flowers itself!
How did you both meet?
Before we were business partners, we were friends. And before we were runners, we were friends. Everything for us started with just truly enjoying each other’s presence, connection and spirit. We had very different professional backgrounds (Mel was in marketing and Tori was in education) so we rarely talked ‘business’ and more so dreams, fun and adventure. Our husbands are actually the ones who’ve known each other the longest – they are lifelong friends, and we met each other while dating them in college. (They like to take credit for that too, btw.) Over time, we became closer. Tori stood in Mel’s wedding, and Mel is the godmother of Tori’s daughter.