In 2009, my father passed away from cancer only three weeks after the diagnosis. Five months earlier I watched an elderly friend take her last breath. I questioned my life goals and purpose while feeling my mortality.
My current job utilized my management and problems solving skills, but something was missing – creativity. For months I searched for jobs that utilized my creative skills and became disheartened by the lack of creative companies in the area. My technical communication and multimedia degrees as well as my diploma in web design felt like a waste of my time and especially money.
“What do you really want to do?” Lynne Hamilton, my roommate, asked one day.
“I’d love to start a company or become a writer,” I responded. Over the years I’ve had many business ideas but didn’t take action to develop any of them beyond hobbies. So Lynne and I began thinking about a business we could do together that utilized both of our skills and passion to help others.
Lynne Hamilton, LPN, has been a nurse for over 30 years in Ohio and understands the needs for alternative products to help give up smoking, relief stress, increase relaxation, and to improve the health and well-being of others. Like many smokers, Lynne looked for a way to change her smoking habits and get away from regular cigarettes to improve her health. She has used electronic cigarettes successfully for over 5 years. Lynne uses her knowledge and experience to help promote and market Seed of Wellness.
Brenda Mayo has over 20 years experience creating computer graphics, newsletters, forms, and other marketing materials. With over five years of experience working in retail and running a business in Ohio, Brenda brings many skills and knowledge to Seeds of Wellness.
Onyx Shadow, their Border Collie, Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepard mix dog, enjoys greeting customers every day. Her favorite location in the store is the chair by the front window. Onyx excitement when people come into the store results in barking. She’s still learning about manners, customer service and the retail business.
Onyx is a sweet girl and will gladly show you around the store. Don’t be surprised if she barks at you to get your attention.
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