Nicknamed the Iron Cowboy for the cowboy hats his kids pick out for him each race, James’ accomplishments are impressive: world record holder for most half Ironman-distance races in one year with 22; world recorder holder for most Ironman-distance races in one year with 30; avid fundraiser and spokesperson for Quiet Way, a charitable foundation; Young Living brand ambassador; and loving husband and father of five. He shares his story and race training tips.
During more than two decades, Young Living has become not only a remarkable success story but also a great love story. Built from the ground up by husband and wife team D. Gary and Mary Young, Young Living is now a global phenomenon—largely a result of their tireless work ethic, uniquely complementary chemistry, and shared passion for their life’s work of sharing pure essential oils with the world. Gary and Mary have a lot of love for their company and its members, and their love for each other is also clear. Mary recently sat down with us to share a Valentine’s Day glimpse into the Young’s sweet story.
Since Young Living’s founding by Gary Young in 1993 in Riverton, Utah, the company has transformed from a sole organic herb farm and distillery to the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions with operations across the globe. This growth would have never been possible without our wonderful Utah family and we are committed to giving back to the community and continually growing our roots here. We recently announced our seven-year plan to increase our presence in Utah by creating over 445 new jobs right here in Utah County, the birthplace of our company.
Young Living is growing faster than ever before. Curious about how we’re keeping up? Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young recently shared with top leaders his personal updates about some of Young Living’s most exciting projects and growth. Tireless and passionate about our mission to share essential oils with every home in the world, Gary’s enthusiasm was both clear and contagious. Here are the highlights from what he had to share.