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September 25, 2013

Faces of Fauquier: Pretty things everywhere she looks

A Liberty High School graduate, Caitlin Utz earned a degree in agriculture at Ferrum College.
I love the fact that I can own a business where I have grown up and lived all my life. I can serve people I know. Hopefully I can make it my lifetime job.
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Surrounded by sunflowers, lilies, daisies, roses and snapdragons, Caitlin Utz relishes her job as a floral designer and owner of “Forget Me Not Flowers.”

“I love the fact that I can own a business where I have grown up and lived all my life,” Ms. Utz said. “I know almost all of my customers and if I don’t, I get to know them. I want to be on a personal level with everyone we do business with.”

A Fauquier County native, she also helps raise Black Angus cattle on her family’s farm in Somerville and believes she lives in one of the prettiest places in the world.

• Age

• Home

• Work
Owner of “Forget Me Not Flowers” in Remington and Somerville. She also helps raise Black Angus cattle and bale hay on her family’s farm in Somerville.

• Why you do the job?
I love the fact that I can own a business where I have grown up and lived all my life. I can serve people I know. Hopefully I can make it my lifetime job.

• Family
Parents, Donna Grove and Jerry Utz; sister, Jennifer Porter, and brother-in-law, Kevin Porter; nephew, Alex.

• Education
Liberty High School, 2006; bachelor of science degree in general agriculture from Ferrum College, 2009.

• Civic and/or Church involvement
Involved in Fauquier 4-H Livestock Club and member of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church at Bristersburg.

• How long have you lived in Fauquier?
26 years

• Why do you live here?
Because my roots are here. I love this county. There are not many prettier places in the world.

• How do you describe this county?
Very rural. It really is one of the prettiest places. I love the small town feel of the county and the Town of Remington, but then you have the “big town” feel of Warrenton.

• What would you change about Fauquier?
I would like to keep it as agriculturally-based as possible, going forward.

• What do you do for fun?
I enjoy going to country music concerts.

• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?
My family farm in Somerville.

• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?
I think Fauquier will be much more populated. It’s a great place to live, and people will find out about it eventually. I think businesses and the whole county will grow.

• Favorite TV show?

“Duck Dynasty”

• Favorite Movie?
“Sweet Home Alabama”

• Favorite book?
I don’t really have a favorite book.

• Favorite vacation spot?
The Outer Banks of North Carolina.

• Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip.

• Who’s your hero and why?
My mom is my hero because she can do anything. She has taught me so much and done so much for me that I can never repay her.

• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?

Build a house and secure my future by saving some of the money.

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