Toby Schmich

Our secretary, Toby Schmich is originally from Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Toby has had a number of careers: she was a women’s sportswear buyer at Sak’s in Pittsburgh, an architect in Phoenix, and, most recently, a criminal defense attorney specializing in death penalty work for the last 20 years in Phoenix.  Toby retired in 2016 to devote her time to being a Docent at Phoenix Art Museum, where she met Sensei Linnéa Storm, who encouraged her to learn about Ikenobo Ikebana.

Toby has practiced Ikenobo Ikebana for a year, and already it has become a happy obsession!