Hailey & Jeremy Aliff
Whether it’s through Hailey’s career as a midwife, or Jeremy’s passion to help people become financially independent, the Aliffs are able to combine their strengths with Young Living in order to motivate others and succeed in life.Before joining Young Living, Hailey remembers feeling burnt out in her job. “I didn’t have the freedom that I do now to [assist in] births at a healthy rate,” she says. One of their biggest dreams after getting married was to be debt-free in order to give back without reserve. “We’ve always had the hearts to give,” Jeremy says, “but didn’t have the means to do it until now.”
Several of their family members have also joined Young Living, and they continue to form new relationships with people across the globe through their travels. “This is a purpose-driven company,” Hailey says. “It’s all about inviting people to come and change their lives for the better.” As world explorers and advocates for health and wellness, Hailey and Jeremy love the freedom and purpose they have found in Young Living.
At a young age, Courtney Critz learned from her mother that individual health and the health of her family were her responsibility. When Courtney first experienced Young Living essential oils, she initially loved the convenience and simplicity of the oils in helping her with that responsibility. But it wasn’t until she had a dramatic experience with NingXia Red that she felt prompted to share Young Living with her family and friends.
As a loyal leader, Courtney spends her time focused on people. She measures her success not by how much she does, but by the love she shows to God, family, friends, and strangers. “People matter more to me,” she says, “than what I’m trying to get done.” Her husband John uses his skills in technology to work with Courtney as they teach their teams. She is passionate about freedom—financial freedom, time freedom, and emotional freedom.
At home, Courtney is a stay-at-home mom who loves teaching their seven children. Her background before Young Living includes Children’s Ministry.
Vijay and Ulli have been an instrumental part of Young Living’s growth in Europe, supporting Young Living with translations, customer testimonials, and doing anything else they could to support the market. At the same time, they built their own Young Living business.
“We have learned that we are able to inspire people,” they say. “This is easy because we are 100 percent convinced about the Young Living products and the direct-selling method.”
Annie & Chris Hauser
For Annie and Chris Hauser, Young Living has been about the opportunity to nourish individuals, communities, and their family. The freedom to spend their time with their two children, foster children, friends, and pets has been a huge motivator behind what they do.
The couple also loves to see their team members grow as they work alongside them and teach them how to be empowered on their wellness journeys. “These people are world-changers,” Annie says. “We cherish them so much, and being able to share experiences together is the best reward. I’m a better leader because of Young Living.”The family lives in Philadelphia and enjoys watching movies at home and travelling together. Annie says, “When we travel, we are passionate about bringing our loved ones along with us.”
Echo & Danny Hill
As a leader, Echo Hill is positive, motivational, and high-energy. She strives to create leaders who aren’t just followers but empowered members who can act for themselves. Providing support and encouragement is a key aspect of her leadership style, and she says she feels the happiest when she’s serving others and helping them find success and reach their goals.
Echo loves her Young Living business for the sense of community—which she sees as a second family—and for the opportunity it provides to give her son a better life. Both she and Danny grew up in difficult circumstances, and because of this they strive to create a healthy family life. Through Young Living, Echo found that she can give her family a better life and healthier home.
Echo’s ideal day would include meditation, time for tea or coffee and a good breakfast, talking with her team, and spending time with Danny and their son.
Carol and Ben, who spend most of their home time in a small town on Vancouver Island, say their favorite part about working with Young Living is being able to help improve the quality of life for someone else. Carol goes on to say, “I love seeing when people have that ‘light bulb moment’ as they advance in their personal development.”
Young Living products aren’t the only change that this business brought to the Howdens. Carol says that in the past she was a shy, introverted person. “Then I discovered that when you care more than you fear, you speak up,” she says. “I have no doubts about what I’m sharing, and the reward is always far greater than any fear.”
Carol and Ben agree that Young Living has provided them with a wonderful, fulfilling life. “We love to travel, experience other cultures, and spend time with family.” Because of their experiences with this business and its people, Carol says, “Our lives will be forever changed, and we remain forever grateful.”
Sera Johnson hadn’t thought much about essential oils until she saw a picture of Gary Young on a tractor at a Young Living farm. “It really gripped my heart,” she says, and it inspired her to become involved with Young Living Essential Oils. While she didn’t always have an interest in products derived from nature, once she opened the first essential oil from her starter kit, she knew it was too good to not share. She remembers thinking, “How selfish that would be—to keep this to myself.” It was this initial interaction with Young Living that drove Sera to begin her business. Through a desire to be more intentional and to empower the people around her, Sera’s business continued to grow exponentially.
Now, Sera and her husband, Darren, work together on the business. Darren is the behind-the-scenes tech guy, while Sera builds and supports her team. Together, they balance running the business with homeschooling their children and traveling. While Darren loves four-wheeling, Sera enjoys discovering local farm-to-table restaurants on her travels and relaxing at the spa. Their family loves living out their dream of supporting ministries and charities and blessing the lives of others abundantly.
Joanne Kan grew up in Hong Kong. After her daughter was born in 2005, she continued to search for high-quality, effective natural solutions to support their overall well-being.
In 2011, after one of her best buddies Patricia Gwee relocated back to Singapore from Hong Kong, Pat introduced her to Young Living. Attracted by the Thieves collection, Joanne joined Young Living and bought a set of Everyday Oils "just in case.”
Joanne credits Young Living with helping her to become a better and more fulfilled person, lead a more wellness-focused lifestyle, and help others to improve their lives. She loves introducing others to Young Living and facilitating their positive personal and professional transformations.
Kari Lewis fell in love with her starter kit the moment she opened it in 2014, and has shared the goodness of essential oils ever since. Not long after her introduction, she realized growing a business with Young Living would be a worthwhile investment of her time. She recalls asking herself the question, “Why not?” and dedicated her time and energy to what she describes as a “beautiful whirlwind.” Kari enjoys working alongside her best friends and making new friends through her work with Young Living, and she is grateful for the opportunity her husband now has to spend more time at home with her and their children.
Despite their fierce dedication to growing with Young Living, Kari and Zach make time for their relationships first: dating each other, spending time with their children, and going on adventures. Kari finds inspiration in the people around her and the adventures she takes. Before Young Living, Kari was a couples photographer, photographing couples in all stages of life—from dating, to engagement, to fifty years of marriage.
Kari and Zach are foster parents, and have a passion for the role they play in the lives of the kids they take in. “I am who I am today because of the children that have looked to me as mom, and the way that God has shown me how much He loves and cares deeply for each of us,” says Kari. She loves exploring outdoors and taking her children for walks. Kari and Zach have two children, a boy and girl, and a miniature schnauzer named Cece.
When Fiona was first introduced to essential oils through her neighbor, Angela Wong, she never imagined the success that would follow. In two years’ time, Fiona has grown her Young Living business from home and attained the rank of Crown Diamond. “Now my goal is to help others find health and success like I have,” she says.
In 2016, Fiona joined other international executives and leaders for an expedition to Hawaii to learn about her favorite oil, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood. They explored the sites where sandalwood is grown and harvested from rich volcanic soil. “It was an exciting experience to witness with our own eyes the Seed to Seal process,” Fiona says. “I watched how the best sandalwood is selected for harvesting and distillation, and came away with an increased belief that these products transform lives.”
Through sharing with others and learning from personal experience, Fiona continues to be inspired by the Young Living products and the selfless culture of the business. “By giving unconditionally, God provides us with more than we ever expected,” she says.
Stacie & Todd Malkus
As a mechanical engineer and later as a graphic designer, Stacie Malkus realized that she was missing her “bigger purpose,” one she found when she began sharing Young Living products with family and friends. While reluctant to become part of a direct sales company, Stacie had an experience that changed her mind about sharing. “After having an incredible success with Lavender oil for my toddler, I realized that every mom I knew needed these oils,” she explains.
From there, Stacie found a passion in her purpose to help others “live healthier lives, use products free of toxins, and ask the right questions” about their health. “I constantly share about this being the best job ever,” she explains, and she loves that she works with friends and gets paid for it. On her role as a leader, Stacie says when she started, she just wanted to help people. “I’ve had to slowly learn leadership skills so that I could truly help people and make an impact on so many.”
Wendy Renee Mercure
Wendy Mercure started working at age 13 and hasn’t stopped since. Whether flipping burgers, piercing ears, brewing and serving coffee, attending flights, or teaching eighth graders, she’s worked hard—but always under someone else's thumb. All of that changed, however, with the launch of her Young Living business. “When I teach people how to live a harsh chemical-free life,” she explains, “it's based on my curriculum, my handouts, and my dumb jokes. I dig it.”
The most significant change, though, came when her husband, Tyson, quit his job, which he was free to do, thanks to the Young Living business. “After years of deployments and long days in school, my boys finally have their dad back,” Wendy says.
Being a catalyst for change brings excitement to Wendy’s life. “I used to say that working for Young Living is like winning the lottery, but it’s better than that,” she says. “Either would financially give me more than I ever dreamed, but only Young Living could give me such a full heart.”
Jodie Meschuk is a mom to one girl and two boys and is married to a successful football coach. A Southern California native, she is a certified yoga instructor who majored in sports medicine. Her “lightbulb moment” of increased health awareness came as a result of her son’s challenges as a baby.
According to Jodie, some of her family’s lifestyle changes include “taking time for stillness and meditation and experiencing the power the oils have on the emotional brain.” Jodie says she is a stronger, more present and intentional leader as a result. “I’ve been given the opportunity to face my fears head-on and own who I am and what I can offer the world,” she explains.
By choosing to be present and find happiness right where she’s at, Jodie is able to use her ability to connect with others to fuel her business and her life. When she’s not empowering others through Young Living, she loves being “snuggled up with family, a good movie, and a cup of tea.”
Melissa & Wayne Poepping
While Melissa Poepping was first introduced to essential oils in 1998, it wasn’t until 2005—as she held her perfect newborn baby—that she realized the importance of using natural products to care for her family. Her passion for the products is unbounded, and she is grateful for what her experiences have brought to her personal life. Melissa says, “I started this journey so that I could have a chemical-free home for my kids, but what came with the journey was my ability to stay home and raise them.”
Prior to Young Living, Melissa worked in the finance industry and even provided daycare in her own home for several years. She describes her movement into Young Living as a “leap of faith,” and she has since seen amazing results not only in her personal and financial life but in the lives of those around her. “Before I knew it, we were creating a movement in our community,” Melissa says.
Melissa has three children with her husband, Wayne, and their family loves to drive four-wheelers, swim, and spend time together at their family cabin.
April Pointer holds a degree in science and nutrition, which she relied on as she personally researched Young Living’s essential oils in 2009, when she and her husband, Jay, purchased a single bottle of Thieves® for immune support. At first they both felt the oil was expensive, but they decided to use it anyway. “It turned us into believers,” April says of their experience. She researched more in the following weeks, and when her questions were finally satisfied, she knew that she needed to teach friends and family about essential oils.
Being a part of Young Living has given April and Jay the freedom to design a professional life that fits their personal life. Jay’s professional background is in digital media, and he provides all of the graphic design for their business and teaches classes with April. April says of Jay that, “He likes to empower others to find their best life and to give better meaning to their lives.”
April and Jay have stopped working merely for a paycheck. “Our purpose is to leave a legacy for our families, our leaders and their families, and our culture.” They are currently involved in funding several causes, including establishing water wells and funding campaigns that fight human trafficking.
Erin & Bronce Rodgers
In a search to support their family's wellness, the Rodgers found Young Living and inadvertently began an adventure that would change their family in radical ways. “Together we’ve planned a future we couldn't have imagined before oils,” Erin says.
Through Young Living, Erin's past careers in sales, teaching, and photography have all combined into a beautiful tapestry of talents. Bronce was also able to leave behind his legal career and corporate job as another result of their business. “Our goal,” Bronce explains, “is to transform the lives of friends and family who are seeking better options regarding physical and financial wellness.”
Bronce's passions include distance running and cycling, both on the trails and on the road. He also enjoys hiking in the Smoky Mountains near their home. Erin loves to read, enjoys photography, and is most happy spending time with loved ones. “I have a strong desire to help others see their purpose,” she says, “and to help them live out the Lord's calling in their lives.” They both agree that Young Living has made their dreams even more of a reality.
Cherie Ross has had an entrepreneurial spirit since she was a young girl. “I started my first business at 8 years old, growing organic vegetables on my grandparent’s farm to sell on our lawn,” she says.
Since then, her personal experience has included managing a restaurant, working with animals, bookkeeping, and performing as a professional dancer and actress. Eventually, she found great success in the beauty industry as a salon and spa owner. She even did hair and makeup for fashion shows, commercials, billboards, and magazines.
Cherie came to Young Living to support her health and wellness, but that’s not all that motivates her now. “I’ve been in a lot of industries and professions, and this is unlike anything I’ve ever known," she says. “I love helping people remember their own value and create a life that they love to live.”Above all, Cherie is grateful for the experiences and relationships she’s gained through Young Living. “The people here saw something in me—believed in me—when I couldn't. “Every day, I'm committed to being an exemplary steward in this world,” she says. “Because of this work, I’m inspired to be the best person I can possibly be."
While working as a freelance writer for agricultural publications, Jordan Schrandt felt a need to leave a “toxic culture and chemical-laden society.” Through her research, she decided it was time to step away from chemicals in her food and products and instead focus on overall wellness. That’s when she fell in love with Young Living products.
Her passion to share the products has grown so much that her husband, Doug, has gotten involved by organizing finances and doing paperwork behind the scenes. Together, they run their business while also raising eight children. Despite her family’s busy life, Jordan encourages others to make time for loved ones, even during major seasons of hustle. She says, “Be where you are when you are there.” She explains that building your business a little bit slower is acceptable when you choose to prioritize family.
Jordan also enjoys playing the piano, kayaking, and running, but her passions include empowering women and sharing her faith with others. She says she’s developed the most “authentic friendships” through Young Living, and she feels that her experiences with the people and products have added value to her life.
Madison and Tyler Vining have been together since they were 14, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they would dive into Young Living hand-in-hand. “We got involved when we needed a system support,” says Madison, “and we woke up the next day [after using Thieves®] and bought our Starter Kit.” Since then, Madison and Tyler have been teaching and inspiring others, helping Young Living leaders and members find whole-body wellness.
Madison and Tyler both work on their team’s front lines, with Tyler managing the nuts-and-bolts aspects of the business, tracking numbers, setting goals, and coordinating travel, while Madison teaches and works with leaders. Tyler loves connecting with the men who are skeptical about Young Living, and he runs a special men’s group for this very reason.
Young Living has brought opportunities into the lives of Madison and Tyler that might not have been otherwise possible, including the opportunity to adopt three children. In 2014 Madison and Tyler were able to “say yes to God” and adopt two beautiful babies, followed by another recent adoption. The couple wants to help families fund adoptions, moving “anytime God says to move,” they say. The Vinings love being outside in nature with their five children and especially love four-wheeling on their land, where Madison says her phone is turned off, making their time together more enjoyable.
Casey Wiegand values the community of fun, like-minded people she meets working for Young Living, as well as the opportunity to promote natural products. Known as someone who is kind, loving, and warm-hearted, she supports others by offering help and opportunity while building a strong community.
On her journey to Young Living leadership, Casey’s husband has been her biggest influence, believing in her and encouraging her to be confident and follow her dreams. Because of her success, she feels the opportunity that Young Living offers is universal. “I believe with my whole heart that anyone can do this business,” Casey says. She stays motivated by recalling the positive way her body responded to switching over to Young Living products from mainstream commercial products. Young Living, she feels, has helped her provide a healthier life for her and her family. Casey is inspired by physical and emotional freedom and the support she and her team offer to one another. In her free time, Casey enjoys being outdoors at the lake or park with her husband and four children.
Myra Yarbrough grew up surrounded by family on a small farm in northern Alabama. She was accustomed to home remedies, wellness, and nutrition prior to her introduction to Young Living. To share her passion for inspiring others to live a beautiful life, Myra launched a lifestyle blog, which led her to make many connections with like-minded women, including one with Alyssa Francis, who introduced her to Young Living essential oils. Myra was skeptical and vowed she "wouldn’t ever do the business.” Her oils remained unopened on the kitchen counter for two weeks before she got the courage to try them. About six months later, Myra wrote about Lavender essential oil on her blog, and a business was born. “It was an accidental business, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!” she says.
Myra and her childhood-sweetheart husband, Ernie, work as a team to run a successful business. “We divide and conquer everything,” she says. “It really is an amazing thing to work from home together. Ernie makes the unglamorous side of the business successful, as he handles piles of paperwork, paying taxes, and coming up with the most amazing team incentives ever.”
Since joining Young Living, Myra’s lifestyle has changed drastically. She prioritizes self-care, which enables her to be the best she can be for her family and business. Myra’s advice to those starting out in Young Living is to live intentionally and begin sooner, rather than later, saying, “Done is better than perfect. Just use your oils and share them freely!”