founder + creative director lisa waud
pot & box founder lisa waud has been enthusiastically steering the horticultural goings-on of pot & box since founding the business over ten years ago. she’s been arranging flowers in the soil & in the vase for 21 years now—from the volcanic slopes of hawaii, the clay garden beds of the pacific northwest, & across the great [lakes] state of michigan.

in lisa’s words: "i love to work with flowers blooming now and nearby, celebrating the richest hues, most fragrant blooms, the abundance of seasonality. i thrive on the uncommon and unexpected, applauding a determined weed growing out of a brick wall, the unusual variegation pattern on a peony’s petal, a tattooed bride’s arms cradling a delicate bouquet. i excel when tasked with realizing the visions of my clients, arranging stems to suit the celebration, bringing event decor ideas to life,  striving for the breathtaking gasp of elation."

lisa lives in detroit, and when she’s not playing with flowers, you can find her scheming up field trips with her dogs or planning explorations in other inspirational cities.

lisa is also the creator of flower house, a floral art installation in 2015, which you can learn more about here, in a video from our friends at martha stewart: 

general manager katherine yates
info about katherine coming soon...


retail queen maxine mccrann
maxine's background is in environmental science, but her love of nature translated into bringing all the glory of mother nature to her native city of new york through freelance floral design, where natural beauty is few and far between. she started her own company,  botanica detroit, upon arriving in detroit, and found foraging in the city's beautiful fields to be a significant source of pleasure. after freelancing pot & box often, she decided she felt best when working among other talented designers and all of the creative people who work with us here.

fun fact: her once great fear of sharks morphed into an obsession with scuba diving amongst them in as many oceans as she can get to.

guilty pleasure: splurging on antique beads at the african bead museum here in detroit. some of them are over four hundred years old and are absolutely wonderful!


special agent rebecca mcmurray
info about rebecca coming soon...