Although we are both lawyers by profession, we are entrepreneurs at heart. We love the creativity of starting something new and seeing it grow and flourish. And we enjoy meeting new people, learning new things, and trying out new ideas.
In 2000, we took a leap of faith and opened our first store, Capitol Hill Bikes (CHB). CHB is a neighborhood bike shop that serves cyclists of all ages, genders and interests. We are committed to cultivating the love of cycling in as many people as possible. As women owners, we make sure that women, children and people of all ages and abilities are welcome in our shop.
A couple of years later, we opened Hoopla EcoBoutique, a small shop that offered an eclectic selection of hand-made, fairly traded and eco-friendly products. We recently closed Hoopla, but remain committed to its socially conscious principles of the triple bottom line…people, planet and profits.
Hoopla was near and dear to our hearts, and closing it was costly in more ways than one. We racked up a lot of credit card debt trying to keep it alive. We also let the stress of the situation adversely affect our emotional and physical health. Once we hit bottom, we realized that we needed to take control and find a way to improve our health, finances and happiness…all at the same time.
So, we were looking for a new business opportunity that was in alignment with our passions and values. We wanted to earn money by sharing products and services that we could really believe in. That was when we discovered Team Northrup and USANA Health Sciences. We were impressed with their commitment to optimal health, financial freedom and personal growth, and we were excited to join the team.
Our experience with Team Northrup has been nothing less than spectacular. We are grateful to be working with a group of people who are genuinely committed to helping others, and who are supportive of every member of the team.
We have also teamed up with Live Well International to become certified health and wellness coaches. The training by USANA Diamond Director Carmen Marshall was two full days jam-packed with information and inspiration. We share Carmen’s passion for educating as many people as possible about the health benefits of proper diet and supplementation.
Not only that…but we have experienced dramatic improvements in our own health since starting with the USANA products. The daily nutritional supplements have made us feel more energetic, and the RESET program has started us on the path to a much more healthy lifestyle.
On this site, we will share our journey with you, bringing you the most up-to-date information on the health-wealth connection. Our wish for you is a life filled with health, prosperity and abundance.
Denise D’Amour and Laurie Morin