Alyssa grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, attended college in central Pennsylvania, and continued east to Philadelphia, where she lived as she followed a career path in education. Deciding it was time for a change (and that nobody else will grant you permission to change your life), Alyssa began working in East Falls as a floral designer at Falls Flowers.

Now known as Vault + Vine, Alyssa is the Events Department Manager, and takes weddings by request only. Her books are full for 2019, and will be taking an extremely limited number of clients for 2020.

Alyssa insists that she will never love Philadelphia as much as her childhood home outside of Pittsburgh, but stranger things have happened.

Her favorite flowers are blue ones and brown ones.