I am a mom of three young boys who values fun, hard work, good food, and sports! Originally from Southern NH, I have spent most of my adult life in a small, Philadelphia suburb of Pennsylvania. Although conservative by nature and wanting to play it safe, I gave one of my biggest "yesses" and took a HUGE chance when I agreed to move closer to my boyfriend (now husband) who was established in the Philadelphia area, to take a new teaching job, to move into my own apartment, and ultimately to move away from comfort and my family & friends 400 miles.
Great things happen outside of our comfort zones, and I was fortunate to learn that early on in my adult life. Since that time, I have leaned into the uncomfortable. I resigned my position as a middle school English teacher to be home with my young boys. I helped inspire and build a thriving literacy non-profit organization in the city. And, professionally I have built a growing, passionate national team of independent consultants who impact countless lives daily with our work.
In my "free-time" I love cheering for my sons on the sidelines, riding bikes, spending time outdoors, helping with homework, reading adolescent literature, cooking healthy (and edible!) meals, and volunteering at my church in Kid Ministry. I'm a planner, doer, and reflector at heart!
Before Pure Haven I spent countless hours couponing for the best deals on products (other than a few favorites that were $$$$). I figured that if it's on a shelf, it has safe, tested ingredients that were healthy for my family. Since then I have learned that the industry is virtually unregulated, and people have no idea that ingredients in personal care products could be disrupting hormones or precipitating cancers.
I was shocked, angry, and ultimately motivated once I learned. I bought my kit, launched my business with family and friends and locked arms with my hosts. I looked at all the homes in my suburban area, knowing I couldn't possibly reach them on my own. I have since built the largest Philadelphia based team that is spreading nationwide.
My goal as a leader is to empower individual business owners to reach their wildest dreams!
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