Joining Joe this week is Shannon McLinden, the founder of FarmHouse Fresh. Shannon was sick of her ad agency job and decided to create a skincare line that would go onto to be found in over 4,000 spas, resorts, and boutiques around the globe. Shannon tells Joe how FarmHouse Fresh was able to step up and create a new product line that helps frontline workers during the pandemic.
About Shannon McLinden:
Shannon McLinden spent 10 years working in the advertising agency field in Dallas, Texas before realizing there was something she hated about her job – it had nothing to do with the job itself – but the tacky, sticky feeling in her sandals as she braved the Texas heat. In 2004, she began working with manufacturers to develop the perfect perspiration-fix for sandals and open shoes. Summer Soles were born – the first-ever peel and stick liner for stay-dry comfort in sandals.
The company expanded their line to include natural bath and body product s under the brand FarmHouse Fresh. The FarmHouse Fresh brand includes a trio of salt scrubs selected by Oprah for her O-List and a Redbook “Most Valuable Product” award winner called Whoopie! Cream. The brand is sold in four and five-star hotels and resorts throughout the US, including Saks Fifth Avenue Spas, Ritz-Carltons, Hyatt Regencys, among others, and finer retail boutiques.
In addition to running Summer Soles, Shannon is also a motivational speaker for teens and is the author of motivational self-help book for teen girls titled, The Me Nobody Knew, published in 1998, which details the struggles and triumphs of overcoming her teen years. Today, it is sold in two languages: English and Taiwanese, and is used as curriculum in middle school, high school and college classes throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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