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.”
Hailey comes from a family of essential oil enthusiasts, including family members who have reached Young Living Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond ranks. After her introduction to Young Living, Hailey enrolled to get her own essential oil collection, eventually becoming an active business builder. Jeremy has always been supportive and loves the oils, regularly hosting business meetings to help get other men involved in the opportunity.
After dating for several years in college, Hailey and Jeremy got married three years ago. Hailey is a college graduate who completed midwife school in 2013, the same year that she was introduced to Young Living. In addition to sharing essential oils, she’s passionate about being a midwife.
Hailey and Jeremy relish the opportunity to do what they love with their family. Together, Hailey and Jeremy set goals and follow a daily to-do list to stay on track and focused as a team. By setting quarterly goals, aiming high with big objectives and ideas, and consistently re-evaluating their lives, the Aliffs feel like they can accomplish anything they put their minds to.
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.
With experience as an electronic engineer, a certified bodywork therapist, and parent of an autistic daughter, Yonie is a passionate caregiver who loves to help children with challenges and “bring out their greatest potential,” she says. Her work with Young Living has opened doors and connected her to families with disabled children all over the world.
Being able to meet and network with like-minded people is Yonie’s favorite part about Young Living, and managing her team has been a challenge that she loves. “It’s molded me into a people person when I used to be shy and introverted,” she explains. Some of her best friends—who to her, feel like family—have been found through her business journey.
Yonie’s greatest teacher and mentor is her daughter Edura. “Her strength despite her disabilities is what motivates me every time I feel discouraged,” she says. “She makes me a better person.” She also admires all the mothers who never give up hope for their disabled children. Yonie currently lives with her two kids and her mother in Singapore.
Heather and John Brock were introduced to Young Living when a friend gave them a generous gift of essential oils at a difficult time in their lives. Heather was grateful for her friend’s kindness, but she was unaware of the role the oils would play in her life.
It wasn’t until two years later, when Heather was able to take a class from her friend, that she had a dramatic experience with the oils. She was then determined to use and share Young Living’s products and says she told her husband: “We are doing this thing.” She didn’t know a lot about oils, but she started teaching others right away. John, in turn, supported and cared for their children, while Heather taught classes in their home. When they reached Silver, they were ready to push for major growth.
The Brocks now enjoy peace of mind, thanks to their financial successes with Young Living and a harsh chemical-free and healthy home environment. Heather believes that no family should be compelled to live unhealthily due to financial limitations. She and John are grateful for the freedom they now have as parents to say yes to healthy choices, no matter the price.
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.
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.
When Corie first started sharing Young Living, her dream was to help her husband transition out of his career as an Air Force pilot of 15 years, and allow for him to be home full-time. From there, that dream has expanded as they continue building their growing team. “We are unspeakably grateful for this journey,” Corie says.
As someone who has always called herself a health nut, Corie describes the impact that Young Living products have had on her family. “Now I’m truly confident that I have the tools I need to keep them healthy,” she says. “I’m incredibly passionate about what I do, and I couldn’t have grown such a successful business with any other company.”
The DeVries appreciate every chance for growth that Young Living has offered. “This career has pushed me to intentionally face my fears,” Corie says. Their favorite part of Young Living is helping people to “find freedom and discover they are capable of so much more than they realize.” Gordon and Corie have five children and enjoy spending time outdoors together.
Although she was born and raised in America, Jessica Gianelloni is happiest in Uganda, which has become her “home away from home.” She is the mother of five children—each just one year apart and one of whom was adopted from Uganda. “I want to live my life to change the world for others, even if it's just one child at a time,” she says.
Jessica’s family has always been wellness-minded, so integrating with Young Living came naturally. “The introduction of Young Living made perfect sense,” she says. “When I realized it was a purpose-driven company, it was like a dream come true.” She now gets to experience the three pillars of the company daily: wellness, purpose, and abundance.
Jessica also loves to serve, inspire, and encourage others around her. “I have a God-given passion to educate and empower mothers to make informed decisions regarding the health of their children,” she explains. She advocates for justice causes and strives to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves.
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.”
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!”
Carol and Ben, who spend most of their 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.”
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.
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
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.”
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!”
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.
Melissa believes that she has an unstoppable group of leaders on her team with a contagious passion for sharing Young Living, and her organization’s immense success is a result of team effort. Melissa and Wayne are the proud parents of three children and love the freedom and time with their family that the Young Living lifestyle has given them.
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.
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.
When Callie Shepherd was first introduced to Young Living’s essential oils, she incorporated the oils into her household as natural solutions to everyday problems. As a stay-at-home mom, she immediately saw the value in using naturally derived products, but it took over a year and a half to envision the products as a successful business. When she did realize the potential, she saw the value quickly. Sharing Young Living products gave Callie an additional sense of purpose outside of caring for her family, as well as an outlet that she says has made her a “better mom.” Her husband Jeremy recently left his work as a CFO to work with Callie, and now he takes care of the “backend” of business, which often involves paperwork, taxes, and statistics.
Being a stay-at-home mom and a successful business woman can be difficult, but Callie says that finding balance between personal and professional life isn’t about the arrival at balance. “I don’t have to figure it all out,” she explains. “I’m not going to arrive at this place where my time is perfect.” She prioritizes her family first, and lives by the mantra of “no regrets.” Callie’s daily goal of connecting or reconnecting with three new people every day helps her to live up to her principles of following the basics.
Callie and Jeremy have three children and have recently relocated to Texas.
Most of Nanette Symes’ early life was spent helping her mother grow a Young Living business, and now Nanette carries her family legacy into the future. Her mother began selling oils early on after meeting Mary Young, and Nanette helped her mother organize the business, arranging paperwork so her mother could focus on teaching. When her mother passed away, Nanette felt compelled to continue caring for and growing what her mother had taken decades to build. “I wanted to help her people,” she says.
Nanette’s experience in Young Living had been one of support, not one of teaching or reaching out to others. “I was the person who sat on the back row and prayed no one would talk to me,” she explains. Determined to honor her mother’s memory, Nanette spent time on personal development, including taking a body language class and hiring a mentor, who gave her tools to overcome her fears.
Nanette has met some amazing people because of Young Living and is grateful for the business and example that her mother left. She is a mother to two sons and two daughters-in-law and is a grandmother to six.
Amanda is a military wife, homeschool teacher of two amazing children, and author of the Young Living mentorship book, Grow: Seeds of Wisdom for Budding Leaders. The Uribes have traveled and experienced cultures across Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, and currently live near the Highland Flats farm in Idaho.
As a lifelong learner, Amanda is constantly researching the best ways to take care of her family and raise her kids. “My children are the greatest influencers that God could have gifted to a young mom,” she says. “They complete me and have shaped me into the person I am today.”
Whether for her children or their Young Living team, Amanda loves to be a cheerleader for others and celebrate their successes “with grand flair.” Driven by a desire to “see families lead healthier lives,” she chooses to embrace any obstacle as an opportunity for growth. “In the end we won’t regret that which we failed, but that which we feared,” she says. “Nothing should be so feared except a life not lived.”
Casey enjoys working for Young Living because she values the community of fun, like-minded people, the financial freedom, and the natural, non-toxic products that she gets to promote. Her friends would say she is kind, loving, and has a huge heart for others. She supports others through offering help and opportunity, and a strong community. On her journey to Young Living leadership, her her 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 accessible for anyone. “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 her freedom from debt, physical and emotional freedom, and the support she and her team offer to one another. She is also further inspired by seeing others find financial freedom. Casey feels this freedom is possible to achieve through consistency. “You don’t have to be extraordinary to go all the way, just be consistent,” she shared.
During her free time, Casey enjoys spending time outside at the lake or park with her husband and four children.
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.