River Valley Designs 
 Savanna's finest floral & gift boutique
218 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074

Samantha "Sammy" Ritchie

Owner/Head Creative Designer

Sammy Ritchie was born & raised in the town of Savanna.  Her love of floral design was discovered while working part-time at River Valley Designs during high school.  Upon graduation, Sammy attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she furthered her knowledge of floral design.  Sammy purchased RVDesigns in the Fall of 2013 from Barb Tracey, who began the business in November 1993.  

Not only is Sammy eager to continue the amazing relationships developed by Barb & her staff over the past 20 years, she also hopes to foster new relationships with her keen attention to detail & one-of-a-kind creations. In her free time, Sammy enjoys riding horses, snowboarding & spending time with family and friends. 

Barb Tracey 


Barb hails from Savanna, IL and is the original owner of River Valley Designs.  Since selling her business, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and continues to create beautiful arrangements for RVDesigns on a part-time basis.  


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Billie McDaniel



Billie has been in the flower industry for 15 years and employed by River Valley Designs since 2011. She is a great asset to the design team. In addition to creating unique & beautiful silk arrangements, Billie enjoys gardening, reading & fishing in her free time.