Angela Richardson is a green living advocate who hopes to educate others on how to live an eco-friendly life. Angela is the CEO and Founder of PUR Home and is the formulator and product developer.
Chianti Lomax is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Positive Psychology Practitioner, Yoga Instructor (200 hr RYT) and Mindfulness Advocate. She has 10+ years of experience in developing high-quality training programs for executive-level public, the private sector, and nonprofit clients in the technology consulting space. She is passionate about changing the conversation around mental health in communities of color.
Donica Johns is the self-proclaimed Natural Mixologist. Being a parent of two children with special needs and an aunt of a child with autism, her family was looking for chemical and toxin free skincare. She found that most commercial skincare lines, even the expensive ones used questionable ingredients formulated with toxic synthetic fillers.
When Gabrielle Lauren started H&B, she was at a very vulnerable place in my life. She was an RN working 12-hour shifts, and it was physically and emotionally draining. After working on a high paced oncology unit, she started to realize that she was not enjoying life anymore. She had lost weight, was experiencing chronic pain, and overall exhaustion. Lauren went on medical leave and started the healing process.
Jacq’s Organics is a plant-based all natural bath, body, and skin care brand created for growing families founded and created by Jacques Barbara. It is run in conjunction with her husband, James. They source raw, unrefined, and local ingredients to make their artisanal products in small batches. As a result, their products contain pure, rich, and healing nutrients and vitamins free of synthetics fillers, harsh preservatives, or toxic additives.
As a young model in New York City, Nydia Norville quickly discovered the toll that urban living can take on our skin – and spirit. Seeking a solution to chronically dry and troubled skin, brought on by the frantic pace of city dwelling, she found that the remedies recommended to her featured lengthy lists of synthetic ingredients and chemicals not found in nature and only seemed to exacerbate her concerns. At the other end of the spectrum, the more natural “ back to the earth” alternatives left much to be desired, aesthetically speaking, and didn’t appeal to her modern sensibilities and appreciation for understated elegance.