For me, running a wellness company has been a lifetime in the making.
I’ve always loved being active. As a child, I swam, biked, hiked, and took aerobics classes with my mom. I loved the way movement made me feel. Years later, I earned my personal trainer certification, and helped others learn to enjoy moving their bodies, too. I quickly saw the interconnectedness between fitness and nutrition, and wanted to learn more. I headed back to school and worked on my registered dietician credential and master’s degree in nutrition.
Concurrently, I worked for a financial services company, and then a publishing company. My undergraduate degree is in Marketing, and I was able to build my experience in communications, events, sales, and business development. All skills that would later benefit my journey.
After having my daughter, I struggled with postpartum anxiety. I poured myself into researching natural healing modalities to complement the more conventional practices that doctors were offering me. I learned so much about meditation, mindfulness, naturopathy, aromatherapy, and other homeopathic remedies. Little did I know at the time, but my career was about to catch up with my passion.
In January 2018, my then company eliminated my department. Rather than feeling panicked, I felt unexpectedly calm. I could sense that the universe was conspiring to help me step into my deepest dreams.
I found yoga and learned the healing powers of self-kindness and compassion. I read “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero, which deeply shifted my mindset from one of scarcity to one of abundance. I knew that it was time to wield my passion for wellness to encourage and help others.
With the stage set, a DIY lip balm kit my daughter received for her birthday tipped the scales in a new and exciting direction. We had so much fun making the lip balms that I wanted to create more - only this time, with a natural recipe that included only organic ingredients. We gifted the lip balms to friends, family, and others in our community.
People loved the lip balm and wanted more! I was still in the midst of my career transition, so I thought that I could keep my marketing skills sharp by selling the lip balms online and at farmers markets. I also offered up a selection of the other natural products I had been making for my family for years: hand and face wash, essential oil roller blends, and room sprays. The response was overwhelming! Customers loved the products, retailers asked to carry the products, and media asked to feature the products. And, just like that, Nourish Natural Products was born.
Whether you are purchasing a Nourish deodorant, lash serum, or essential oil roller blend, you are purchasing decades of healing, hope, and passion. Made of much more than organic ingredients, Nourish Natural Products are made from the most powerful ingredient of all: Love.
Chief Operations Manager
I purchase raw materials, plan inventories and keep our production facility running as smoothly as possible. I also make products and assess costing.
Favorite Nourish Product: I love the Nourish roller blends! We have curated the most amazing recipes. There is literally a blend for everything that ails you, like sleep deprivation, immunity building, sore muscles, headaches, stress and even a teething blend for our tiny customers.
Favorite Activity: Motherhood! I am obsessed with my little family. My husband and I have two boys, ages four and seven, who keep us running and laughing constantly. I occasionally enjoy a little yoga, and any and all programming on Bravo.
Personal Mantra: "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen.
I’ve raised my three kids, moved on to caring for other babies and, once they had grown, I was lucky enough to connect with Jamie when she needed help making Nourish products.
Favorite Nourish Product: I love the congestion relief roller! It helps me breathe so clearly at bedtime.
Favorite Activity: As a dog lover, my favorite thing to do is play with the puppy that stole my heart, Jackson.
Personal Mantra: Try to be a blessing to everyone you meet.
I have a long career in social work with the Department of Children and Families as well as the Department of Corrections. I understand the need for wellness in our communities today, and I support all things that help people be their best selves. I’m married and have been a stay-at-home-mom for the past six years with two wonderful sons. I also have a beautiful and smart grown up daughter I gained in marriage. Working with Nourish has been a dream as I can help support a friend who is an extraordinary woman, and spread the mission of natural health and wellness.
Favorite Nourish Product: The deodorant! It’s handcrafted with love. There are countless products that I use daily in my home. The deodorant is the only natural deodorant that works for me, and I have tried a lot! I use the lip balm everyday; it’s the only thing that helps prevent and heal my children's chapped lips in winter. I use the Room Refresher spray all the time with a dog and several boys at home. Also, the Hair Thickening Spray has helped me strengthen my hair and have long, healthy locks again! Bonus: my handsome husband uses these products too!
Favorite Activities: I love to swim, hike, kayak, do yoga, music, travel, take road trips and adventures on the Harley with my hubby and spend precious time with my family and friends.
Personal Mantra: Sky above me, Earth below me, Fire within me.
Special Events Rock Star
I am currently in my thirteenth year as a first grade teacher and greatly enjoy working for Nourish when I'm not teaching.
Favorite Nourish Product: Too hard of a decision! I would have to say my favorite product is the Natural Bug Spray because it smells amazing and wears so well.
Favorite Activities: I love biking, hiking, shopping, spending time with my family and traveling.
Personal Mantra: Love hard, be present, live freely.