Artemis grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and is the daughter of an accountant and a scientist. She also became a scientist, working for the Australian Parks and Wildlife Service and helping to protect Australia’s landscape. When she was 24, she moved into the arena of personal development, studying many wellness modalities.
After attending a businesswomen’s networking meeting and listening to a free cassette on essential oils, her interest was piqued. She finds that working with Young Living essential oils fits right in with her life goal to transform the world for the better. Artemis’s greatest joy is developing leaders and sharing her passion about the products for both humans and animals alike.“I love that I can remain true to myself in Young Living. I can be me, in all my wondrous, multidimensional aspects,” she says. “This has been an amazing adventure that feeds the soul.”
Nicole Barczak never saw herself becoming involved with essential oils or network marketing. However, following her experiences with Young Living products and the satisfaction of sharing them with others, Nicole has worked to join the top ranks of Young Living leaders. She enjoys every part of her leadership role, including learning about alternative wellness solutions, connecting with old and new friends, and helping others.
When she isn’t sharing her passion for Young Living and training her team, Nicole is a teacher who mentors struggling readers and works to instill a love for books in her students. Nicole married her high school sweetheart, and she and her husband are parents to two children. The family has two dogs and two cats.
Nicole defines herself as a planner—very organized and sometimes bossy. Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, sewing, house projects, and gardening.
Terry and Ladonna Beals have been busy sharing their passion for Young Living for many years. After meeting one another at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, the Beals began their journey together. Ladonna first became interested in Young Living after a class at a friend’s home and experiencing the Raindrop Technique®. Since then, Young Living has become a family tradition for the Beals. Not only are Terry and Ladonna leaders within Young Living, but all four of their children are also Young Living members.
The Beals have lived their passion for helping others enjoy life with optimal wellness, purpose, and abundance. Young Living has provided a foundation of confidence for both Terry and Ladonna.
In their free time the Beals enjoy a range of hobbies. Ladonna loves reading, cooking, going on walks, and mentoring women. Terry spends his time woodworking, gardening, and enjoying history documentaries. This dynamic couple has a lot of plans for the future.
Verick and Crystal Burchfield began their Young Living journey when Crystal became a casual Young Living member. When she ordered her first Starter Kit, she simply felt too busy to stay on top of orders and run a business. A year later, however, Crystal found herself sharing what had become a passion for essential oils and, quite unexpectedly, growing her business. At the encouragement of her upline, she spoke at an essential oils class, and not long after she was hosting online discussions and conference calls. In 2014 Verick was able to retire and join Crystal full time.
Now the couple uses their lifestyle and abundance to add hope and meaning to their lives and the lives of others. They’ve worked as a team to homeschool four children ranging from kindergarten to high school while living on a hobby homestead where they care for bees, chickens, and an organic garden. Additionally, the Burchfields have worked to raise awareness and support for victims of worldwide human trafficking, and they support missionaries in Guatemala who run a home for at-risk children.
Through it all, Crystal and Verick strive to find balance between faith, family, and purpose. They put their trust in their belief system and strive to seek after success that glorifies their faith. Their hard work, dedication, and concern for others has helped them build genuine relationships that further their happiness and success.
Danielle Burkleo began pursuing Young Living while watching her best friend, Casey Wiegand, build her YL business. “Casey showed me that there could be another way,” Danielle explains.
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.”
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 eating really good food.
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.
Shauna Dastrup and her late husband, Richard, have created a memorable story. The Dastrups grew up in central Utah and met in high school where they became sweethearts. Their marriage in 1965 kicked off a new chapter in their lives that included college, starting businesses, and establishing a beautiful family.
Following a move to St. George, Utah, Shauna and Richard were introduced to Young Living in 1995. Soon after, they decided to make a career change from their successful floor covering business and an overall lifestyle change through Young Living. Having no experience with network marketing, the Dastrups relied on their entrepreneurial spirits to build their Young Living business and found success through their leadership and business know-how.
The Dastrups have four children—all of whom are Young Living members—fifteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Some of Shauna’s favorite memories include her family’s summer retreat where they spend precious time together. Shauna continues to serve others and live her life by example.
As a stay-at-home mom of two kids, Summer enjoys running a “rockin’ business” from her home in Chicago. “Young Living has provided my family and I with health and wellness,” she says. “Most importantly, it’s given me the belief that I really can do anything I set my mind to.”
Since joining Young Living, Summer has changed the way she views herself and her life. “It’s easy to lose yourself,” she says, “but now I live my life for me and it feels pretty dang amazing!” One example of her approach to life is when she recently went to the gym for the first time, saying that she finally felt healthy and confident enough to go. “The most difficult challenge I’ve ever faced is myself,” she says. “I have to push past my fears in order to grow.”
Because of her determination, Summer has been able to create the life she always longed for. “I never want to be the person who wonders what she could have done if she had only tried,” she says.
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.
A longtime child sponsor through the Young Living Foundation, Dannette Goodyear has been instrumental in organizing successful fundraising events that generate thousands of dollars to support the philanthropic work of the foundation.
Danette is an inspiring example of selfless generosity to her team and community and embodies a loving and giving spirit. She is well-known in her community for her efforts to volunteer her time and talents in assisting many service organizations.
Patricia Gwee has found her stride in Young Living. She’s been sharing her passion, enthusiasm, and love for the products and lifestyle and doesn’t plan on pulling back anytime soon. Her goal is to transform as many lives as possible through the power of pure essential oils and service with the underprivileged.
After receiving her Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in marketing, Patricia started her first job in marketing research. She then became a recruiter, worked in human resources, and started collecting a range of skills working with people. Due to ongoing health concerns, Patricia quit her traditional career. She then began studying natural wellness.
Patricia was first introduced to Young Living after exhaustively searching for products that were naturally derived and effective for her and her family. She fell in love with Young Living and the versatile products that were quickly helping to support her family’s wellness goals.
In 2015, while juggling the demands of her family and a growing Young Living organization, she became a certified Integrative Health Coach after an intensive, year-long program with New York’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Drawing from her wellness training and her deep belief in the power of naturally derived wellness solutions, Patricia continues sharing her zeal and passion for holistic wellness. She has found that Young Living’s products support her goal of helping others discover greater wellness in a remarkable way.
When she’s not sharing Young Living, Patricia enjoys music, art, and spending time with her family.
Mary joined Young Living in 1995 after listening to D. Gary Young lecture on the power of essential oils. Gary’s teachings answered many of the questions that she had about natural wellness. The lecture gave her the opportunity to experience the power of oils in her life and share that power with others.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Mary taught physical education for 20 years. However, in 1980 she quit teaching, due to a prolonged illness. She decided to study natural healing and earned a PhD in Homeopathy and Nutrition from the Missouri College of Naturopathic Physicians in 1985. She continued to research natural healing until joining Young Living five years later.
She believes strongly that fulfillment in life comes from serving others, and she is grateful that Young Living helps her achieve that end. “My mission in life is to be a servant,” she says, “and Young Living has provided me with this wonderful opportunity.”
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.
Dr. Hauser has been involved with Young Living since 2001, when she was introduced to the essential oils by a friend. When she met Gary and Mary for the first time, she knew that her purpose was to bring Young Living to Europe.
Markus’ first experience with essential oils came when Dr. Hauser introduced him to Joy™ oil blend and to the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture™ kit. His life and well-being improved so much that he decided to become a Young Living member and share essential oils with others.
Says Dr. Hauser, “My partner Markus and I love to inspire, nourish, and teach from our hearts many different themes about these precious oils and all other YL products.”
Markus is similarly inspired by the vision of helping others through Young Living. “I was so impressed by the quality of the oils that I needed to share the opportunity of the Young Living lifestyle around the world,” he says. “Achieving financial freedom gave me even more possibilities to support our friends on their journeys to freedom!”
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.”
Of all Young Living’s products, Kathy is particularly passionate about Valor® and Joy™ essential oil blends and uses them daily. She loves seeing Young Living’s products and business opportunity change people’s lives and the passion and excitement that follow.
The Kouwe’s Young Living lifestyle has allowed them to enjoy their 94-acre property, travel to places they had never even dreamed about, and meet hundreds of wonderful people around the world whom they now call friends. Besides their Young Living business, the Kouwe’s are passionate about faith, family, and riding their motorcycles.
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.
Prior to joining Young Living, Diane Mora worked for the Xerox Corporation for 25 years. Over the years she had learned a lot about health and network marketing and even tried joining a few other companies. However, she was completely smitten the first time she saw Gary Young speak in Denver in 1993. He was so dynamic and was an instant hit with everyone at the meeting. Many people enrolled that night, but Diane waited until June of 1995 to enroll with the sponsor of her choice, Marie Bustos, who Diane found was an excellent teacher and mentor.
She could see the company’s potential because of both Gary’s charisma and the wealth of excellent information about essential oils. She started traveling to teach with a member of her downline and found that everyone they spoke with was very receptive.
“I always tell my folks,” she says, “‘the bigger your commission check gets, the more people you have helped!’ It’s just great!”
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.
Anita Ochsenhofer isn’t a rookie when it comes to network marketing. Her mother has more than 15 years of network marketing experience and continues to share the knowledge of the industry with her. Anita attributes much of her success to her parents’ great attention to instilling a sense of independence, education, and diligence in her.
Before Young Living, Anita’s career background ranged from the automotive industry to stock trading to massage therapy. Having a unique history has allowed Anita to support her business and support her Young Living downline every day—something that she feels is one of the most important routines for success.
Her Young Living momentum continues as she looks to continue growing her Young Living business. Anita’s definition of success is simple: setting and achieving goals that are connected to what matters most to her.
The Petty’s favorite Young Living products are Peace & Calming®, Frankincense, and Thieves®. Even though they’ve accomplished so much already, the Petty’s have many more things they want to achieve. They’re focused on helping many more of the members of their organization succeed in their goals and dreams.
When they’re not engaged in sharing the Young Living lifestyle with others, the Petty’s love spending time with their four children. Nathan loves to play the drums, surf, and do photography. Jessica is passionate about reading, meditation, and yoga.
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.
For thirty-seven years, David Ford drove a freight truck, delivering products and goods across the country. When he joined Young Living, he recognized the quality of the products and wanted to help others learn about essential oils, eventually retiring from a life on the road and dedicating his time to the mission of Young Living. He attributes his success to sharing and helping others, and treating them “the way I would like to be treated.”
Even though David is retired from a life of trucking, he works diligently with his Young Living members, limiting his travel to a radius of sixty miles from his hometown, where he shares his knowledge of Young Living products with his downline and new members. He encourages those new to Young Living to “Share, share, and share with everyone you meet. You never know what is going to happen.”
David married Mary Ford in 1966, just after serving for four years in the United States Navy. Together they have three children, two granddaughters, and two cats. David enjoys playing golf and hopes to pay forward the help he’s received through his life by lifting others through his donations to the Young Living Foundation.
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.
Callie Shepherd grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, with wonderful parents who showed her how to live with joy and contentedness despite tight financial times. She heard her first Young Living presentation in Duncan, Oklahoma, and was so impressed that she ordered her first kit. Callie knew that there were several young mom friends back in her hometown who would be interested in these naturally derived products.
“I see so many moms who are looking for supplemental income,” Callie says, “and I love providing free tools and training to help them maximize the time that they do have to make their Young Living business as streamlined and easy to manage as possible.”
This year Callie’s husband, Jeremy, joined on to share Young Living full time, and she’s thrilled about the opportunity to partner with him. “It has been such a treat to have Jeremy around, and although he stays very busy with all of our projects, it's a blessing that the kids are able to connect with and spend time with their dad, when before it was only on weekends and a couple hours in the evening.”Callie especially loves developing leaders and has created online business training with videos and tools that are free to the business builders on her team. These tools empower even the most unlikely person to take building a Young Living business by the horns!
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.”
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, North Carolina, followed by a trip to the beach, a hike, and then a fun date with her husband.
Sharnael Wolverton loves public speaking, as well as training and coaching various groups of individuals who want to focus on their wellness. She uses Young Living products every day and has a strong conviction that they have changed her life and those of many others around her.
Kelli Wright attributes her drive to work hard and be her best self to her father’s example. Before joining Young Living, Kelli channeled this drive into the unique occupation of restoring, painting, and selling furniture. She was also an avid blogger in the DIY industry and a rep for her friend’s milk paint line for the state of Alabama. Young Living represented a completely different path for her.
Kelli’s friend Crystal Burchfield introduced her and her husband, Les, to Young Living. Though she never pressured her into joining the business, Crystal did coach Kelli in how to use the oils and prayed for the Wright family daily. “What sold me on Young Living,” Kelli says, “was the passion for the products and the remarkable quality that I believed would be difficult to find anywhere else on Earth.”
After discovering how essential oils impacted their family, Kelli became dedicated to sharing the products with others. It is her deepest passion to help fulfill Young Living’s mission of bringing pure, authentic essential oils to every home.
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Franciela Madrid Villarreal & Juan ArevaloMexico