David Rachel

David Rachel
David Rachel, Owner

Owner & Designer

David joined the staff of Colonial Flowers in 1978 at the age of 17 while still a senior at Russellville High School. His original hope was to continue on to college pursuing a music degree, however, after a few months, David discovered a hidden talent in floral design and for the next 12 years would grow that talent under his mentor, the late J.D. Humphrey.

In 1989 upon J.D.’s retirement, the shop would continue in the family under the ownership of J.D.’s nephew, Bill Shinn. It was at this time David would become store manager. In 2008 David took over the reigns as Bill pursued other interests, and Colonial Flowers then became D. Rachel’s Colonial Flowers, which has celebrated over 75 years in the Arkansas River Valley.

David has been married to his wife, Lorie, for over 32 years and has one grown son, Tyler who is the Senior Web & Application Developer for John Brown University.