Eloise Beach is a “retired” commercial bromeliad grower living near Orlando, Florida USA. She began growing bromeliads as a hobby nearly 50 years ago. Now partnered with outstanding hybridizer Chester Skotak, she has the challenging responsibility of selecting, registering and propagating Skotak’s crème de la crème new bromeliad hybrids for release to collectors at World Conferences and other venues. Eloise has been an internationally accredited bromeliad judge for over 34 years and is a life member of the Bromeliad Society International. Her original articles and photographs have been published in the Journal of the Bromeliad Society, and she has given presentations across the USA and at World Conferences.