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Amanda Grask – Carving Her Way

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, October 4th, 2019

Growing up with two working parents in Iowa, Amanda Grask had once believed that there was a set, predetermined path for her life. With her father an agronomist and her mother a dietitian, she saw how even though they lived comfortably and were happy with their careers, “they worked on someone else’s terms, working hard to just move up the ranks. That was the only thing I ever knew – to go work for someone else.” After studying journalism and mass ... Continue Reading

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Maryam Salimpour – Spreading Her Wings

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, September 13th, 2019

As a self-proclaimed social butterfly, Maryam Salimpour knows how important a supportive community can be in helping someone navigate challenges. After immigrating with her husband from Iran to the U.S. in 2007 for graduate school, she found herself feeling truly isolated for the first time. When she discovered she was pregnant with her first child and discontinued her PhD program in biology to be a stay-at-home mom, the feeling magnified. “I was alone here. I didn’t have any friends or ... Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Melissa McCarthy

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

When we first featured Melissa McCarthy’s story nearly four years ago, she was “fast and furiously” working to grow her team into the amazingly successful community it is today. Now, she enjoys her well-matured business with leadership that spreads into each of Rodan + Fields’ global markets and believes in the importance of keeping a perspective on everything she and her family have experienced. “Starting this business makes you think of all the things you don’t have that you want. ... Continue Reading

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Tracé Dotson – Inspired By Excellence

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, August 16th, 2019

Tracé Dotson has always been devoted to caring for others and willing to commit the time and energy into achieving lofty goals. Growing up in the inner-city of Detroit, she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and a pediatrician after watching the dedication her mother and aunt had for their careers in healthcare. “My mother was an ER nurse who specialized in burns and trauma, and critical care. While I recognized she was working long hours, I also recognized her passion for it – she’s a ... Continue Reading

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Cheerie Aquino – Igniting Her Fire

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Cheerie Aquino has long understood that to find success, you must show tenacity and a willingness to learn from those around you. As a child in a rural village in the Philippines, her family lived fairly comfortably, with her father working as a farmer and her mother as a school teacher. But when her mother passed away, it was up to her seven older siblings to ensure she received necessary care and attention while their father worked. “I didn’t really ... Continue Reading

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Carly Del Carlo Marshall – Striving For Success

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Thursday, July 25th, 2019

For Carly Del Carlo Marshall, independence was a skill she gained early on in her life. “Growing up as the middle child of a physically active family in southern California, but being an overweight kid, led me to have to carve my own path.” After studying hard and graduating from UCLA in pre-law, she found herself unsure of what to do next. But when she was introduced to a fitness-based network marketing company and lost 80 pounds in the process, ... Continue Reading

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Treva Cadres – Blazing Her Path

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, July 15th, 2019

Growing up in a working-class household in the heart of New Orleans, Treva Cadres and her family didn’t have much. “My mom was a stay-at-home mom and my dad was an auto body repairman. My parents were very loving and supportive, but I didn’t come from an educated family at all.” In the hopes of their daughter having a more prosperous life, Treva’s parents encouraged her to dedicate herself to her education. She eventually went on to earn degrees in ... Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Heather Caldwell

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Since we first told Heather Caldwell’s story two years ago, she has continued to grow her Rodan + Fields community while remaining true to her core values of showing empathy and building confidence. “When it comes to [my team], I see them as individuals that are bringing different strengths to the table. I try to meet them where they are and communicate to them that I believe in them. A lot of the time, we sell ourselves short and we ... Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Lacey Nagao

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Back in 2017, Lacey Nagao told the story of her journey for personal growth. Before R+F, she struggled with the dilemma between a life as a stay-at-home mom or a life as a career woman and today, she feels grateful that her R+F business has since allowed her to fully embrace both roles. “I feel like I have the best of both worlds and can celebrate being a mom and an entrepreneur with my R+F business. Our team name is She ... Continue Reading

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Sanaz Pourgonabadi – Gaining Confidence

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Sanaz Pourgonabadi was working as a teacher in Iran when she and her husband began talking about the possibility of moving to the United States in order to find new opportunities. Although they didn’t have any family or friends in the States, they ultimately made the decision to begin a new life in Maryland and after the move, Sanaz took a special education teaching position at her local public school. A year later she gave birth to a son, but ... Continue Reading

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