I was born and raised here in Phoenix, AZ. I graduated from Chapman University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. In the last 10 years, I have worked in a variety of industries from healthcare to finance to insurance to real estate the list goes on and on.
My last job in the corporate world was working as an insurance representative for a start-up called Metromile, which offers pay-per-mile auto insurance. While working at Metromile, I started Vim + Vigor Candle Co and balanced both jobs for almost a year. By December of 2016, Vim + Vigor Candle Co was requiring more and more of my time. I decided to take the risk and leave Metromile to focus on building my candle business. Within the company’s first year, my candles were being sold in 10 local boutiques, studios, and salons in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, and Sedona. Moving forward, my goal is continue to grow the business by establishing vendor relationships with larger retail chains and increasing our online sales.