It all began as a farmers daughter, the grand finale of 6 kids.
We were raised with strong work ethics and integrity.
As I have gone through life I have gone into many different industries and perfected my career in each before moving on to the next learning experience.
I created Smokin Mary by accident in my quest for 'there's got to be a better way'.
Meaning I knew I could do better than what was on the market and even better than what was being served in many bars/restaurants.
I began the mission…
5 yrs later, 16 revisions later, I took it to market.
Never having been in the food industry, boy did I have a rude awakening.
This industry is crazy hard. So much to know and learn and no manual to learn from.
Along with this I was in a period self awareness and reflection on all the things I have accomplished in my life.
I asked my self many times...'
Why am I doing all this? Why am I all over the board of industries?' The answer I came to made sense…
it is so that I can help other women to create whatever business they are passionate about and how to be successful at it.
After all if I wanted to help others, I had to first experience it myself.
Part of my reflection was when I was a single mother raising my son and not having enough money to make ends meet and…
no child support! Many call me an inspiration and have surprised me by telling me that I inspired them to do something in particular.
What an honor.
I am fun and fun loving and always a great interview and truly grateful for all my experiences.
There is a silver lining in every one of them.