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I'm a full time customer service representative, a part-time dance teacher, a wife, a fur-mama, but most of all I run on plant power. Food and cooking has always played a huge part of my life whether it was spending hours in the kitchen with either of my grandmothers or mother learning how to cook their amazing recipes from scratch or sitting around a table with my big family enjoying holiday meals together. Most of my favorite memories involved making or eating food. Almost 3 years ago I made the lifestyle decision to give up eating meat for health reasons, and I have felt better ever since. Since then, I've looked at cooking and the meals I used to love in another light, as well as eating new and exciting foods. I love sharing my cooking with others as my family always has and excited to share some exciting dishes with everyone.
Diana- Vice President
My family transitioned to a vegan lifestyle almost 4 years ago. We started for health reasons but then learned more about the ethical aspect. We are raising 3 kids (14, 6, and 4 months). We are excited to help produce the next generation of “green“ individuals. Because of the kids I founded “Kind-cakes”, a vegan bakery. I did not want them left out at birthday parties or school functions. I wanted to show that these celebrations can still be enjoyed with vegan ingredients.
I am a wife and mother to a couple of energetic boys who constantly keep me on my toes. I became interested in living a “greener” life my senior year of high school when I was educated on human trafficking and its role in the production of products. I began casually looking for more sustainable products and ethically sourced ingredients until 2017 when I was pregnant with my first son. When I found out essentially everything was unsafe to take while pregnant, I began looking for alternatives to conventional medicine. I joined a group where I learned about the ingredients in our products and my search was turned up to 11! I began swapping all our personal care and cleaning products out for toxin free options. It ended up being the group for a woman who sells toxin free makeup and skincare and I joined her team where I began learning even more! I now have my own Facebook group (and Instagram!) where I am having a blast using my creativity and research skills to educate others on risks of conventional ingredients and what better options are out there. My inner educator is loving leading people to a better quality of life without spending loads of money, and I am excited to partner with Love The Green Life to spread that message even further!
Molly- Special Events & Outreach
I have 2 children and 2 big Australian Shepherd dogs! We love the outdoor trails near our home and staying active. I currently teach fitness classes in the surrounding area. Strong Nation, Cardio Stixx, and Dance Cardio are my favorite. I have a BA degree in Dance from the University of Akron and hold a certification in group exercise. This upcoming year I will be celebrating 20 years of dance teaching experience and truly could not live without it!
When I was younger I took my health for granted and didn’t understand maintaining a healthy state of mind, body and spirit. As I have grown up, it has become abundantly clear just how detrimental these things are to maintain. As we grow older and wiser these things don’t come quite as easy. We do the research, educate ourselves and put in the effort! Part of what fuels my soul is movement.
I’m a wife and momma raising my family to love the green life! For us, that means respecting our planet by consuming less material things and being intentional with what we do purchase. We also think it’s so important to stay connected to nature and especially our food supply, by doing things like gardening and introducing ourselves to our local farmers who we purchase from. I’m excited to work with our organization to help you learn new ways to live a green life, too!