Rachel Godwin – The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, January 17th, 2014

Rachel Godwin really has seen it all. When the economy was thrown into a crisis in 2008, she and her husband lost almost everything overnight. Her husband Greg’s six-figure income was gone in a flash, and the community they lived in went from being a thriving, luxury environment to a ghost town. A recent oil spill caused the beaches near her home to be shut down, and at the same time, caused Greg to lose his second business. During this ... Continue Reading



Crystal Archie – Fulfilling a Dream, One Step at a Time

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

There are times when giving up feels like the easiest option. Sometimes finding the determination to keep going forward, even through the hard times, can seem difficult to sustain. For Crystal Archie, giving up is always out of the question. She joined Rodan + Fields® as an Independent Consultant almost five years ago, but she readily admits that her success did not come overnight. The first three years were slow, but she made steady progress, and today her efforts have ... Continue Reading



Denise Thompson – Focused and Steady Wins the Race

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, January 13th, 2014

“Success is not something that comes overnight, nor does it fall into your lap. Success comes from getting up every day and working toward your goal consistently, and putting your heart into it.” Denise Thompson freely shares her business wisdom, and she has a lot of wisdom to share. After years in the fields of nutrition and real estate, she saw that those career paths were never going to give her the kind of freedom and flexibility she wanted. She decided ... Continue Reading



Elizabeth Jarvis – Bring Your Best by Being Yourself

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Elizabeth Jarvis considers herself to be a natural introvert, but she is far from timid. In fact, despite her quiet personality, she is a high achiever and devoted mentor. “My main goal in life is to help people reach their maximum potential.” After teaching and directing a national education center, she retired from her position to be a stay-at-home mom during her husband's baseball career. But she never retired from coaching people to be their best, and she continues to ... Continue Reading



Christy Nutter – Never Settle

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Christy Nutter is not the type of person to settle. Just like many other young people in her generation, sitting at a cubicle for eight hours a day was never an acceptable option. She pursued several careers, and was happy with her job in public relations at a pediatric hospital for several years before she discovered an even more exciting business opportunity with Rodan + Fields®. “Coming from a public relations background, I was immediately impressed by the amount of publicity ... Continue Reading



Annie Roberts – A Safe Haven

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, January 6th, 2014

“Being a mother has nothing to do with where your child came from; it's about love.” Annie Roberts' life was forever changed when she spent a summer working in an orphanage in South Africa. The orphanage was for AIDS-abandoned children, and she went there to help as part of a college scholarship program. She comes from a family who has a history of adoption, and she has also volunteered in other orphanages, including one in Mississippi. Still, this particular orphanage in ... Continue Reading



Emily Pennington – Finding the Magic

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

“When you reach a point where you can move beyond your own ambitions and ask how you can help other people, that's when you start to see a change. It's when you step outside of yourself that something magical happens.” Emily has always been driven by her desire to help people reach their full potential. As a fitness instructor, she has motivated people for the past seven years to strive for the best versions of themselves, to lead healthy lives, and ... Continue Reading



Caitlin and Tim Hamlin – A Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, December 30th, 2013

If you graduated from college after 2007, you probably remember how hard it was to find a good job during the economic crisis. Caitlin Hamlin and her husband, Tim, along with many others of their generation, graduated into a depressed economy and job market. They both had large student loans to pay off, and began the daunting task of finding employment within their fields.Eventually,Tim's Master's degree in Elementary Education allowed him to land his current job as an elementary school ... Continue Reading



Ali Spitsbergen – A Small Miracle

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, December 27th, 2013

March 29, 2011 is a date Ali Spitsbergen will never forget. It is the day she gave birth to her “miracle baby,” Anna, but not before almost losing both her daughter's life and her own. A few months before she was expected to deliver, Ali developed a very severe case of HELLP syndrome, which put her liver under severe stress and indicated she could have a stroke at any moment. She had one of the worst cases of this rare ... Continue Reading



Mallory Hope Garshnick – A Way to Make You Smile

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Mallory grew up watching her father make people smile. As a respected and much loved dentist, he helped people who sought out his services not only feel better physically, but also feel better about their appearance. “I remember that when I was little, we would go out to a restaurant and people would come up and shake his hand, or even give him a hug. Everyone in our small town knew him, and appreciated what he did. I admired that, ... Continue Reading