1. What do you do together with your husband and nellamoon co-founder Chris for fun?
My husband and I love to travel. It’s where most of our inspiration for nellamoon comes from! This year we’ve hunkered down and focused on building the business since covid hindered our ability to travel the world. We also like to cook, read, exercise, and spend time with family and friends.
2. What attracted you to each other?
We are both very passionate about helping people and giving back, and we love that about each other. When we first met, we fell in love within weeks and knew we’d spend the rest of our lives together. It was magical, and hard to explain. Love is really an energy and ours was strong from day 1. We are very different in many ways, so we balance each other out.
however, we are also very much alike in how we view life, relationships, etc. I think that’s the key to a successful relationship.
3. How do work responsibilities impact your family life?
We try to focus on balance. I studied yoga and became a certified instructor before starting nellamoon and incorporate a lot of those practices into my daily routine. Sometimes it’s hard to draw the line in the sand between work and family life, but we continuously try to focus on being cognizant of that.. When you love what you do, it doesn’t always necessarily feel like work, so that helps a lot as well. This company is part of who we are and we love that about it.
4. What has been the most challenging time during your relationship?
We don’t really see things as challenges, but more so opportunities to get better. When Chris lost his mother to cancer, just one month after our wedding, it was hard for both of us. I lost my mother when I was younger, so I was able to help guide him through his grieving cycle. It helped us grow stronger as a couple and inspired us to honor both of our mothers for the rest of our lives.
5. How does nellamoon overall spread the love?
Love and kindness permeate through everything we do. It’s our culture and the key drivers of every decision we make. We use business as a force for good and want to grow this even more so we can have a greater impact on society. Our mothers dedicated their lives to helping people shine, and our mission is to do the same. Each time someone lights their nellamoon candle, it serves as a reminder to shine bright and live their best life.
6. Any big Valentine’s Day plans?
We’ll likely do something romantic, but low-key this year! I’m thinking of a healthy home-cooked meal, some Frank Sinatra music, a nice bottle of Dry Farms wine, and cuddle sessions on the couch with the pups. That sounds like a perfect evening 🙂