Sandi & Kyler Boudreau
Sandi Boudreau lives by the mantra, “Love people and keep it simple.” She says she uses her own life story as the perfect example for motivation. “I come from a long string of failures,” she explains. “If I have what it takes to succeed here, so do you.” Having shifted away from a toxic lifestyle, the Boudreaus agree that Young Living offers the perfect platform for positive change. As they focus on “seeking God’s wisdom and running toward personal growth instead of away from it,” they are able to manage their quickly growing business.
The Boudreaus live in Hawaii with their 3-year-old daughter, and Kyler pursues his passion for filmmaking. They enjoy hosting tours around the island, hiking, diving, and empowering others to discover their purpose. “We want to help people live in the freedom that comes from doing what you’re meant to do in this life,” Sandi says. “We each have a legacy to leave behind us.”
Lauren & Nat Bretz
Lauren Bretz loves to serve and help people wherever she goes. “We all have a purpose,” she explains, “Mine is to add value to the world by encouraging others.” Some of her greatest passions include practicing her faith in God, spending time with her family, and creating delicious meals. She loves the people she meets through Young Living and that she has the opportunity to be a tiny part of their stories.
Lauren is living her dream. She loves being able to create memories with her family and homeschool her five kids with her husband. She also wants to teach her children how to pursue the kind of dreams that will impact others for good.
New York, USA
Danielle Burkleo began her Young Living journey in March of 2016, while looking for more natural ways to support her family’s lifestyle. Shortly after falling in love with the products, Danielle began her business journey and never looked back.
Danielle keeps her family in the forefront of her mind as she works, and she values the friendships she’s created along the way. Encouraging her team is what she enjoys most about her work. “Our team has a beautiful culture that uplifts and inspires,” she says. “I love to let others know all the ways I see them shine. This is my absolute dream job, and I am so thankful, every single day.”
Danielle lives with her husband, Caleb, and their five children in upstate New York, where she enjoys being a mom, spending time outside, traveling, running, and cooking.
Kristen Critz has two sons, a husband named Jordan, and a creative heart. She looks for beauty in life and adventure in entrepreneurship. Their family lives in Nashville as Texas transplants, and Kristen says she’s “still searching for Narnia.”
Young Living has inspired Kristen to take a proactive approach to her health. “I’m more confident than ever in taking care of myself and my family,” she says. Her attitude of empowerment extends to her growing business. “Fear still shows up on my doorstep, but I make the daily choice to push toward what scares me.”
Helping others find belonging in Young Living is a gift for Kristen. Growing up, her parents instilled in her the belief that she could accomplish whatever she was called to do. Her husband has been another great supporter of her dreams. She is, in turn, able to see the potential in others and express her belief in them. “Supporting someone can literally change the trajectory of a person’s life,” she says.
Sabina Mary DeVita, EdD
Sabina DeVita is passionate about her private practice clinic, teaching seminars, and enlightening people about health truths. “I empower others by furthering their knowledge,” she says. “I love to learn and consider myself an ongoing student of life.” Her other hobbies include reading, cooking, dancing with her husband, and family gatherings filled with laughing, singing, and fine dining. Sabina has authored several books that feature her research of Young Living’s skin care products.
As a semi-retired traditional midwife, Denise Easthon is passionate about personal autonomy, particularly as it relates to parenting and birth. She is the mother of nine children and grandmother of eight. Through health tragedies, Denise set out on the path of finding more natural choices for her family. “Young Living has been an incredible blessing to our lives,” she explains. “It gives us freedom we never dreamed possible.”
The biggest change Denise has faced is her mindset. “Investing in personal development through books, videos, and events helped me transform,” she says. Fellow Young Living leaders Heather Brock, Sara Wallace, Carrie McVigue, and Kari Friedman—all women Denise views as powerhouses—have inspired her to “do more, be better, keep going, and never stop.”
Denise looks to the future with a drive to never be content in just standing still. “I want to continue to experience the world, inspire people to achieve financial freedom, give to our local church and good causes, and enter the next life well lived and well loved,” she says.
Kelowna & Paul Giuliano
Kelowna Giuliano is a surfer, beach lover, and holistic health practitioner who is passionate about connecting emotions with symptoms in the physical body. She’s worked in physical therapy, specializing in craniosacral therapy and is a Reiki master and teacher.
Her first Raindrop Technique® massage experience inspired her to learn more about oils so she could better care for herself and her clients. “I began to use the uplifting aroma of the oils to invite positive emotions,” she explains. “It was a big turning point for me personally and for my business.”
Kelowna and her husband have two kids, ages 8 and 10, and together their lives revolve around oils and spending as much time in the ocean as possible. “This business has taught me to find balance,” she says. “I strive to be fully present in every phase of life.”
Katie & Zack Harris
Since joining Young Living, Katie Harris has learned that her past doesn’t define her, and she is determined to share that truth with others. “Small changes add up over time,” she explains. “I love empowering other women to realize their full potential.”
As a leader, Katie focuses on being caring, adventurous, and intentional. She speaks authentically about what she sees in others, believing that kind and honest words can change people’s perspectives as they realize what they’re capable of. “I see the best in people and push them to see it in themselves,” she says.
Katie currently lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and children. When she’s not spending time with her family outside at the beach, she also enjoys connecting with friends over coffee or wine.
When Stacie Hartzler started with Young Living, the lifestyle fit perfectly with her already health-conscious family. “Now I know all my products are safe for my family,” she says. “And on top of that, I get to work with the best relationships I’ve ever had, rubbing shoulders with friends who love the Lord.” She also uses her people-person mentality and her passion for essential oils to support her team and move her business forward.
In her free time, Stacie enjoys cooking with Vitality™ essential oils, being married to the love of her life, and spending time with her family. “I love being a mom to our five kids, and I love empowering people to do all that they are called to do,” she says.
Chelsea M. Humphreys
Chelsea Humphreys is a part-time photographer, Facebook comedian, and podcast co-host. While her spontaneous and outgoing nature have helped her in these pursuits and her Young Living business, Chelsea says she’s also an introvert who cherishes alone time.
While she stays busy with her business and hobbies, Chelsea’s family is her priority. She and her Army husband are the parents of two children, and Chelsea’s parents recently moved into their home for health reasons, which she knows is a blessing for the family. “I’ve always wanted my kids to know their grandparents the way I did, and now they can,” she says.
In addition to the freedom Young Living has brought Chelsea and her family, she’s also grateful for the example it provides her children. “I love that I get to teach my kids that a woman can be successful,” she explains. “My greatest passion is showing women they can make a difference in their lives.”
Joanna Malone, a former action sports designer, was introduced to essential oils through her husband’s ex-wife, who taught her how to use the oils on Joanna’s stepchildren. Before Young Living, Joanna thought she had the perfect job, but through her work with the company, she “found more purpose.” Her passion for the products and business come from seeing people have “breakthroughs” in their health and “reach new levels of life—whether emotional, financial, or physical.”
Joanna feels like the business chose her, and she owned that from the very start. At the time, she had ended a relationship with a client and decided to put her all into Young Living. Her journey has been a unique one, which she sees as being one “big, personal development.” This has inspired her to dedicate her time to in-person experiences and personal-growth classes. Joanna has one child with her husband, Justin, and four stepchildren.
Stacy & James McDonald
Stacy McDonald began using essential oils in 2001, while making her own bath and body products. However, it wasn’t until March 2010, after joining Young Living, that she began to experience the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils beyond their aromatic uses. As a blogger, she loved teaching other women about essential oils, and she wanted them to be equipped to take control of their own health and to be able to minister to their families naturally. She had no interest in a business.
The oils soon began to sell themselves. As others discovered how well they worked, word spread, and Stacy began to receive what they now refer to as "the accidental paycheck.” She liked the idea of these “referral” checks, but she still didn’t see the potential ahead. Eventually, Stacy’s husband, James, stopped joking about her “snake oils” and started asking her, “Do you have an oil for this?” He was hooked. Once he caught the vision, they began working together to grow a thriving organization that includes thousands of families experiencing health and freedom! It is their family’s goal to live their lives to the glory of God, enjoying Him every step of the way.
Tracey Black Nielsen & Trevor Nielsen
Former web marketing manager Tracey Nielson stumbled onto oils while blogging. “I instantly fell in love with the products,” she says. “Once I started sharing them on my blog and with friends, I really fell in love with the business of Young Living.” She is passionate about educating others by simplifying what can seem complicated at first. “I want to show how easy it can be to make healthy changes,” she says.
Through Young Living, Tracey has met a group of incredible people. “I love the people I work with even more than I love my oils. They are the best people I know.” Tracey is a Hawaii native living in San Diego with her husband, Trevor—a former semi-professional surfer—and their three boys, all who share the same love for the ocean. Their favorite adventures together include water sports at the beach, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Kimberly & Ryan Prather
Friends admire Kimberly Prather for her great intuition. She is a wife and the mother of nine children, and she loves to scrapbook, play the piano, and—most of all—spend time with family. Recently, she and her family moved out of the city to be closer to loved ones, fulfilling one of her longtime dreams.
Kimberly’s work with Young Living has allowed her the opportunity to see people chase their own dreams. “Watching other people accomplish great things has been a great motivator to me,” she says. As her dreams have become reality, Kimberly says she has found abilities in herself that she didn’t know she had. “Before Young Living, I was a stay-at-home mom who didn’t know I could help people like I do today,” she says.
In addition to their full-time work as Young Living leaders, Kimberly and her husband run a foundation that helps families who are adopting children with genetic heart defects—a cause inspired by one of their two adopted children.
Vanessa Romero & Tom Nikkola
When Vanessa Romero started her Young Living business, her first goal was to help her pay for her son’s college education without student loan debt. Eventually, Vanessa’s husband, Tom, joined her working full-time on her Young Living business. Now Vanessa and Tom work together to build their business and their legacy.
The couple enjoys looking for methods and research that can help them improve in every way. “We are huge believers in personal development,” they say. “Helping others personally and professionally is what brings us the most happiness." Some of their favorite sources of inspiration include John Maxwell and Zig Ziglar, as well as Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.
As devoted Christians, entrepreneurs, and health nuts, Vanessa and Tom are also passionate about having a healthy mind, body, and spirit, and they share their story about wellness on their blog HealthyLivingHowTo.com.
From a young age, Kai Tan followed her passion for art. As a child she could be found drawing on the underside of the kitchen table, “like Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel,” she laughs. She later ran an art retail business and taught art classes. “I’m someone who loves trying new things,” she says. Her motto is: “Listen to your heart and everything else will follow.”
Before Kai began her Young Living journey, she dreamed of having more flexibility in her schedule. After her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Kai began to discover the deep connections between seemingly separate aspects of health. “I learned that we can be so focused on treating a disease that we don’t take care of the person.” She believes there’s much more to the spiritual and emotional aspects of wellness. “Young Living impacts more than just health,” she says. “It’s changing lives.”
Becky & Jonathan Webb
North Carolina, USA
Becky Webb was first exposed to Young Living essential oils about three years before purchasing her Starter Kit. As a natural health blogger, a childbirth doula, and a nutritional therapy practitioner, Becky realized that “you couldn’t have too many tools” to support your body and overall health. After ordering her kit, Becky found an incredible community, working with “the most loving, sincere, passionate people.”
Becky is at a time in her life when raising children takes priority, but she enjoys doing new things like zip-lining, visiting local restaurants, and taking her family to fun places where they can enjoy being together. “I truly believe that memories are some of the most important things we can make as a family,” she says. Her favorite Young Living product is the Feelings™ collection, because, she explains, “Our emotions are the root of so much going on in our lives.”
Ellen & Olivier Wenker
Originally from Switzerland, the Wenkers have lived in Texas for the last 24 years. Their two grown children also are involved with Young Living, and they all agree that it’s much more than an essential oil company. “It’s a way to give back to Mother Earth, as these products do good for the planet, as well as the people,” Olivier says.
Ellen is an art historian and a yoga teacher, and Olivier is a recently retired physician and educator. Olivier created the Bio Code Academy, where he hosts a video event called the Global Online Essential Oil Symposium. “It’s thanks to the Youngs, Marcella Vonn and Jim Harting, Connie McDanel, and Teri Secrest that we’ve made it this far,” Olivier says.
The Wenkers have five rescue dogs and hope to someday run a dog sanctuary for abandoned or hurt dogs. “It’s the legacy we want to leave behind."
Joshua & Paige Williams
Paige Williams first became interested in Young Living essential oils to support her family’s wellness. After discovering just how much she loved the products, Paige transitioned into a Young Living business owner. Now Paige enjoys having financial freedom, exercising entrepreneurism, and helping others bring the oils to their homes.
Throughout the journey, Paige has learned to bring balance to her life. Through personal struggles and family trials, Paige has learned how to handle running a business and managing her home with love and support, which has helped her support and encourage her team and given her teammates the freedom to utilize their individual strengths.
For Paige, a perfect day would include breakfast with her family in Charleston, South Carolina, followed by a trip to the beach, a hike, and then a fun date with her husband.