More About The Owner

What gets me up in the morning?

The smell of fresh coffee brewing, I really like coffee. But on a serious note, the messages I receive from someone in Nepal asking if I can help them grow Moringa in their community or sell their product,  gets me up and keeps me going so that I can say yes to all those opportunities.

The Boss, my host niece, that face also gets me up most days.

The Boss, my host niece, that face also gets me up most days.

What do I like most about selling Moringa?

I love hearing stories from customers on how Moringa has impacted or improved their life. Also, I love creating recipes to show the fun and unique ways to incorporate Moringa into the diet. 

Sampling Moringa Lemonade at the North Mankato Farmer's Market

Sampling Moringa Lemonade at the North Mankato Farmer's Market

What's my favorite way to use Moringa?

I love using Moringa in my smoothies. I have a great cashew-based smoothie recipe that is so creamy and gives me enough energy to power through my morning workouts. I also really like the Moringa energy bites. I'll make a big batch and keep them in the freezer so I can quick grab them on the go if I'm in a hurry.

What's the hardest part of starting a business?

Besides all the paperwork, the hardest part of starting a business is getting all the small details right. I'm a big picture kind of gal, so making sure all the small details are in order has been a rewarding challenge. 

What's one thing I've learned about myself by starting a business?

I've learned that I have many hidden talents. I would have never considered myself a creative person but not now. A large aspect of starting a business requires creativity. Making a logo, creating a name, designing the packaging, creating a mission, marketing to customers. I am by no means an expert in any of these areas so I have learned how to reach out to those around me for help. I am so incredibly thankful for my expansive support network through this journey.

What do I like to do besides sell Moringa?

I love cooking and creating new recipes. I also love to travel. I love learning about new cultures, seeing different art and landscapes, and trying local cuisines.

Eating Bahn Mi with my favorite gal, Ally, in Vietnam

Eating Bahn Mi with my favorite gal, Ally, in Vietnam