Tetyana Pilyukova Tisch ("Tanya") is CEO and founder of Flora Flowers, a business that adheres to a strict certified organic practice of growing rare varieties of flowers. Tanya recognized an unmet demand for organic locally-grown flowers through her work with Shekomeko
Farms ("Shekomeko"), which she co-founded in 2015. Shekomeko Farms's business mission compliments Tanya's interest in helping farmers increase profitability through best inventory management and wastemanagement practices. Shekomeko has obtained praise from some of NYC's most notable restaurants sucn as Gotham Bar and Grill and Jean Georges's ABCv. Shekomeko and Flora Flowers have also secured accounts with companies such as Havas, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, where it is the exclusive vendor to over 1,000 employees. Prior to founding Shekomeko Farms and Flora Flowers, Tanya attended Columbia University where she double majored in Political Science and Creative Writing and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Betta Kappa in the class of 2015.
Prior to attending Columbia University, Tanya spent 8 years working as a model with some of the leading designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Emmanuel Ungaro and many others. She appeared on covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and was the face of Clarins cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, De Beers, UGG among others. Tanya is married and a proud mother of her 17-month old son James.