Whitney founded Bonnie + Bud in December 2013. She loves to explore local farmers markets, antique stores and craft fairs, so finding inspiration for Bonnie + Bud is never far.
Whitney is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but she has called Charlotte home for over 15 years. As she grew up in Kentucky, she was surrounded by a large family. The women in the family instilled in her the values of gratitude and thoughtfulness, which she hopes to capture through Bonnie + Bud. Whitney lives with her husband, two children, and puppy Nellie.
Favorite Product: This is a hard one, as all of the products we include in our boxes are selected because I love them. But, if I had to choose a favorite it would be Methodical Coffee — I am a huge coffee lover and the packaging is beautiful all on its own. Also Nectar Floral Boutique – they have provided our local boxes with beautiful, unique flowers since the inception of our business.
Fun Fact: The name Bonnie + Bud came from my Grandmother and our Uncle, but it really came together from a dream that I had the December I started the business. I had a dream that I had a beautiful flower farm called Bonnie + Bud Farms. It stuck.
Rosalyn began working for Bonnie + Bud in November 2016, after taking some time off from the corporate world to stay home with her two young children. As the head of gift box design, she strives to meticulously create gift boxes with the recipient in mind. Valuing the beauty and quality of the Bonnie + Bud products, as well the presentation of the finished box, Rosalyn is at her happiest when creating in the studio.
Rosalyn grew up in Virginia, but Charlotte has been her home for 20 years. She lives with her two energetic sons and Swiss doodle Scout.
Favorite Product: Condor Chocolate Bars – they’re artistically packaged and made of delicious, high quality chocolate.
Katie joined Bonnie + Bud in November 2018, after more than 15 years in corporate communications and public affairs. She is our lead for marketing, communications, social media and sales. She values the creativity and thoughtfulness that goes into every Bonnie + Bud gift, as well as the small batch products we use.
Katie is a North Carolina native and proud Tar Heel. She loves calling Charlotte home, along with her husband, two daughters and poodle Mackey.
Favorite Product: Blender Bombs — delicious in smoothies or own their own as a quick and healthy snack.
Fun Fact: Katie was a journalism major and previously worked as a press secretary at the U.S. Senate.