With 5 kids, 4 dogs, and on a bus!
My name is Tressa, the Unicorn lover, and a Unicorn at heart with long term visions and goals. My husband Chase is infamously known as the Rhino, lover of reality, and anything IT or Info security related. Together, we have 5 kiddos, who are also a legal part of our candle business. Yep, that’s right, a candle business!
So how did I go from being a former RN to an MBA graduate, a marketing director, manager, and then to my current role as a Chandler, CEO, and a homeschooling Mom? There’s a lot to the story, but in a nutshell, RN life was not for me and no matter where I worked, I was stifled by some ridiculous managers and owners. I was not allowed to show my creativity or to grow positive teams. I felt lost after having my third kiddo (Momming hard is no joke), which made me feel like my purpose was little to nothing.
My husband noticed my struggles and began to look for something we could do as a family, and learn and grow together. He found candle making. Yes, it’s okay to laugh. Trust me, I did too at first. Chase called me on my cell phone one day while I was picking up dinner at Zoe’s Kitchen, and he said, “We are going to start a candle business.” Now, this coming from a guy who is in the Information Security field and who never burned a single candle in our house, I said what was only natural, “Okay, let’s do it!”
What?! I had zero experience in candle making, but what I did know was how to research. Thank God for those degrees and sleepless nights for Capstone Projects. So, we purchased our first kit from Candle Science and began the research and development phase of our business. We tested for over 4 ½ months, before we even hit the market officially in September, 2017. We knew we wanted to teach our kids the value of providing excellent service and product, no matter what it was. So, we weren’t about to cut corners on materials or processes.
Since the beginning, our kids have learned every part of what we do right along with us. One of the best things I have learned, and I think I knew but just needed God’s reminder, is that it is not about what you do, it is about HOW you do it. If you are going to serve, be a Servant Leader and give it your all. You can change lives through anything you do, as long as you show kindness, love, respect, and compassion.
One of the ways we do this is by providing healthy, clean burning candles and for taking care of our customers and asking for feedback so we can better serve. When I hear from customers how some of our scents remind them of loved ones or special times in their lives, and it puts a smile on their face, then I know we have done our job.
Thank you for reading. I hope to provide great content and insight about our entrepreneur journey and path to financial freedom! Any questions, reach out anytime!
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