Meet our newest reps: Jess & Carter, founders of Live Your Masterpiece June 14, 2016 19:27
The story of Jessica Rocheleau and Carter Graves is a relatively new one. In 2013, they found themselves both working as beach lifeguards in Coronado. As with most beach lifeguards, their backgrounds consist largely of swimming – particularly at the collegiate level. Of course, there’s more to the story than that…
Fitness and health are at the pinnacle of not only competing in a collegiate sport, but also at that of guarding the waters that lap against the white sandy beaches of Coronado. In keeping with the lifestyle, Jess and Carter started intensely training for national-level lifeguard competition. An everlasting-bond was forged between them as a result of their time spent together training, competing, and their shared desire to spread their love of advocating for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle with the next generation.
Jess has been working with kids for years. She’s currently a coach for the Coronado-Navy Swim Association (CNSA). Both Carter and Jess are instructors for the Coronado Beach Junior Lifeguard and Surf Awareness Program. Carter has also spent time as a surf coach and instructor.
Beyond the water, they have unique passions and interests. Jess has a BA in Kinesiology from Nova Southeastern University, and chose to pursue that degree for her love of the Natural Sciences in relation to nutrition and exercise. She is also a high-octane competitor in triathlons where she competes for the RIDE Triathlon Team. Carter has a degree in History from Rice University as she aspires to be a teacher in adaptive physical education. She is also a certified personal trainer through ACSM. She hones her athletic abilities in the Pacific where she has competed at the international level in both paddling and lifeguard competition – and her list of accolades is truly incredible.
Live Your Masterpiece is the brainchild of Jess & Carter as they set out to share, instill, and inspire everyone to live their lives in a way that is truly more meaningful and healthier.
Being out in the elements on the daily requires much body maintenance both internally and externally. These girls pride themselves in using the most natural, pure, and comfortable products out there. Solistick being one of them!
"We are always on the hunt for the best, most natural, pure, and cost effective products out there and being in the sun almost 24/7 makes sunscreen a necessity. The fact that we don't have to worry about our face burning from chemicals from other sunscreens or from the sun itself AND getting an added skin tone color bonus AND it smells AND makes our skin feel fresh is a dream come true. The hunt is over... Solistick is our new favorite jam."
-Carter & Jess
Argan Oil from The Argan Project May 15, 2016 16:19
We proudly purchase our argan oil from The Argan Project, a San Diego-based initiative that partners with female-owned and operated argan oil cooperatives in Morocco. Their argan oil is handmade by Moroccan Berber women and is sustainably produced to empower their communities and protect the argan tree.
Argan oil production is exclusively a woman's domain and can take up to 20 hours just to produce one liter of oil. The growth of all-female argan cooperatives in Morocco has created jobs and opportunities for women and has contributed greatly to a family's prosperity. Women in argan cooperatives have shared that their income allows their daughters to attend school, pay their electricity, repair their homes, compensate for their husband's unemployment and provide healthcare for themselves and their children.
We feel good knowing we are helping empower women and are thankful for companies like this that value quality and sustainability as much as we do. Check out their website The Argan Project for more information including the benefits and uses for argan oil. If you like almond butter but have never had Amlou Butter, you should give theirs a try. It’s amazing and you won’t regret it!
March Giveaway! March 15, 2016 17:34
We are delighted to announce the official launch of our website!
We're so excited we want to give away some free Solistick!
Follow us on instagram @solistick and post a fun picture of you enjoying life outdoors, hashtag #solistick and you will be entered to win! Winner announced April 1, 2016.
Now go enjoy the lovely spring sunshine :)