This year Stratus Insurance generously offered two full scholarships to the 2009 Annual Conference. I am pleased to announce our winners – Susan Houlihan of Alpenglow Skin Care and Holly Mulhaupt of Texas Natural Supply!
Susan Houlihan – Alpenglow Skin Care
Susan lives in Alaska and started Alpenglow Skin Care in 2000. When the business was first started, they lived and worked in a 16′ x 16′ cabin. When they finished their house in 2005, the cabin transformed the workshop for the business. Now Patrick and Susan are in the process of completing a 28′ x 28′ workspace for the business, which will enable them to expand the business and hire a part-time employee.
Even with the cramped space, Alpenglow products are now carried in 45 stores in Alaska as well as being sold on-line through their website. Many of the ingredients are wildcrafted (the picture shows Susan harvesting wild rose petals). Over the past several years they have gotten barcodes for all their products, gotten a Registered mark from the US Trademark & Patent Office and have added 8 new products to their product line.
Holly Mulhaupt – Texas Natural Supply
Holly Mulhaupt, CEO of Texas Natural Supply was our best referrer during the February Annual Membership Drive and received more Golden Soap Bubbles than any other member for referring new members to the HSMG!
Congratulations to both Susan and Holly! We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2009 Conference in Palm Springs!
Marie Gale, President, HSMG