Alena Chudopal lives and works in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), Russia. Formerly an economist, she changed her life and became a professional florist. Originally it was a hobby but then moved onto to come a professional.
Nowadays, Alena is a talented florist with more than 20-years experience and is a successful businesswoman who manages a variety of business units including a school of floral design, a fleur-bureau, a wedding salon and also a touristic school. Chudopal.School, as it is called, has been visited by such world famous florists as Gregor Lersch, Peter Hess, Olaf Schroers, Roman Steinhauer, Nicolae Agop and others.
Alena is a certified judge of professional floristry competitions (for the last 3 years she has been a member of the Technical Committee of the Russian Cup) and a well-known floral design teacher. She conducts more than 20 seminars per year all over Russia. Alena is a public figure as well. At the moment, she occupies the post of Vice-president in the Russian National Guild of Florists.
She constantly studies, travels, devises new ideas and never keeps still. She is sure that a florist always needs to be on the edge of all trends.