My name is Anna-Marie Ortiz! I’m the owner here at The Little Shop.
I got my first plant when I moved into my KC apartment back in 2016. My dad got me a Pothos plant from Lowe’s. I named him Henry and I still have him to this day! He told me to start off with just one plant and if I could keep it alive then I could get more. Sure enough, I kept ole Henry alive and now I have somewhere around 50 plants in my small 2 bedroom home.
To put it simply, plants bring me so much joy. I love finding them, repotting them, caring for them and watching them grow everyday.
Before TLS, I dabbled in the tech space. I owned a small tech start up that I worked on for 3+ years of my life. Tech introduced me to so many amazing people and took me to so many neat places.
Business has always come naturally to me but finding something I love enough to start a business around has always been the challenging part. Plants have definitely become that passion for me. The thing that brings me the utmost joy. I love my little shop and I'm so happy to be able to share it with my community. 🌵
- Anna-Marie Ortiz