The Happiness Farms Caladiums Family
Danielle Phypers Daum
I am the daughter of Danny and Darlene Phypers (3rd Generation) and I have worked in the family business since childhood. I manage the office staff as well as working directly with wholesale and retail caladium customers. I am married to DW and we are proud parents of a grown son and daughter. I am an active member of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors and the Chair of their State Women’s Leadership Committee. Volunteering and advocating for agriculture are my passions
Customer Service & Co-Owner
I have worked in the caladium business for over 50 years. I enter your caladium orders into our computer system striving to assure that all our customers receive their orders. I am married to Danny Phypers; Danielle and Drew are our children. Danielle and I started Highlands County Ag-Venture, which teaches the county’s 3rd graders the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. We have been doing this hands-on program for over 20 years.
Caladium Farm Manager
I am the son of Paul and Carolyn Phypers (3rd Generation). My job is to make sure the caladiums are planted, cared for and harvested. I am a proud graduate of the University of Florida College of Agriculture (Go Gators) . I am actively involved in the local water management district to ensure that our farm is doing everything possible to maintain the cleanliness of our water supply. I enjoy finding and selling antiques.
Inventory & Broker Relations Manager
I am the son of Paul and Carolyn Phypers (3rd Generation). I oversee our inventory and shipping schedules to ensure that the varieties and sizes needed are available for shipment at the proper times. I am a veteran of the US Marines and enjoy camping, hiking and cycling.
Warehouse and Shipping
I am the son of Danny and Darlene Phypers (3rd Generation). I have worked in the family’s citrus and caladium businesses since childhood. I manage the barn, making sure the bulbs are properly dried after harvesting and then make sure orders are properly packed. Additionally, I make sure orders are shipped via the correct mode of transportation. I am happily married and love spending time with my wife and our and 3 children. I also volunteer with youth sports in our area.
Danny & Paul Phypers, Jr.
2nd Generation Caladium Farmers
Paul and Danny are 2nd Generation caladium farmers, sons of Paul and Harriet Phypers, Paul and Danny purchased the farm from their father, Paul Sr., in the early 70’s. They expanded the caladium operation and also branched out into citrus. Paul and his wife Carolyn, who also worked for the farm for approximately 40 years, have retired. Danny continues to stay involved in caladiums and actively farms and manages our citrus business.