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Maddy-Back Bowls of Vail

Maddy: Founder, Chief Love Officer

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Super Oats Simply Pure Blend with dried raisins/currants/cranberries and whole almonds with a drop of coconut oil.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Friends/Family. Mountains/Skiing. Laughter. Pilates. Fruit.

I look up to… My parents.

If I could be anywhere… I would either be in the mountains with skis on my feet or traveling through various Spanish-speaking countries.

I am inspired by… Mother Nature.

Favorite Quote… “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it would be easy, they just promised that it would be worth it.” ‐ Anonymous

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Alex: Founder, C.E.O.

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Cocoa Goodness with milk.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… My friends/family. My Road Bike/My Skis. The Outdoors. Movies. Healthy Food.

I look up to… My parents.

If I could be anywhere… Either on my skis or on my bike in the mountains in Aspen…

I am inspired by… challenges.

Favorite Quote… “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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Troy: Director of LOVE Operations

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Cocoa Goodness with coconut milk and sliced bananas!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Carolyn, summer, Taylor Made drivers, PBS, and a meat thermometer.

I look up to… My Grandpa Max and Steve Jacobson, both great leaders, great men, great fathers.

If I could be anywhere… Bourne’s Beach.

I am inspired by… authenticity

Favorite Quote… “Awaken your spirit to adventure. Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk. Soon you will be home in a new rhythm. For your soul senses the world that awaits you.” — John O’Donahue

Mike

Mike: Director of LOVE finance

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Hot Oats with blueberries and strawberries please!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Laughter, my 6-iron (pictured), my music collection, a warm blanket, and a pack of gum.

I look up to…My parents.

If I could be anywhere…I’d either be playing Pebble Beach or traveling through Prague and Budapest.

I am inspired by… People who have the courage to do the right thing, even when it’s not popular.

Favorite Quote…“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” -Mark Twain

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Bill: Eastern Regional Manager of LOVE-Spreading (sales)

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… In a BIG bowl with cold milk…who needs anything else??

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… My family, NHL hockey, a purpose in life, pizza, and a hot shower.

I look up to… Our U.S. military for their service and devotion.

If I could be anywhere… I would be with my sons at a Pittsburgh penguins hockey game.

I am inspired by… People who have a passion and Abraham Lincoln.

Favorite Quote… “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.  That will be the beginning”  Louis L’Amour… an American Writer

Claire Italy

Claire: Communications Manager of LOVE

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Super Oats with Coconut Milk and blueberries.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Strong coffee, real food, pinot noir, my two crazy pups and my incredible family.

I look up to…  Michael Pollan.

If I could be anywhere… getting lost along Italy’s Amalfi coast.

I am inspired by… creative thinkers and passionate doers.

Favorite Quote… “I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” – Amy Poehler

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Claire: Supply Chain & Product Coordinator of LOVE

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Cocoa Goodness with almond milk!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Friends/Family, mountains, Fleetwood Mac, pickles, and pugs

I look up to… my grandmother

If I could be anywhere… I would be backpacking through Southeast Asia, and drinking as much fresh squeezed juice as humanly possible.

I am inspired by… natural beauty

Favorite Quote… “The shortest distance between two people is laughter.” Victor Hugo

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Christina: Bookkeeper of LOVE

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Anything Hot Oats!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Family/Friends/Pets, coffee, Tervis cups, creativity, and travel

I look up to… my mom.

If I could be anywhere… I would be traveling the world with my husband.

I am inspired by… determination.

Favorite Quote… “Be the change you wish to see in the world..”  – Gandhi

Yvonne

Yvonne: Sales & Marketing Coordinator of LOVE

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Straight out of the bag, and if there is any left over you can NEVER go wrong with Greek yogurt!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… My amazing friends and family, my juicer, yoga, the outdoors, and of course Nutella!

I look up to… My grandfather who not only acted like a father,  but also taught me everything I ever wanted to know about fighter planes.

If I could be anywhere… I would be kicking my heals up on a hammock in Fiji or traveling through Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal…

I am inspired by… Knowledge and the desire to never stop gaining it.

Favorite Quote… “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become. ” -Steve Jobs

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Gabby: Multimedia Designer of LOVE

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Cocoa Goodness right from the bag!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… my wonderful friends/family, buffalo wings, art, beautiful scenery/mountains, creating.

I look up to… my parents.

If I could be anywhere… I would be doing something fun with my friends/family, whether it’s out in the mountains or just watching a good movie.

I am inspired by… the wonderful world around me, large or small.

Favorite Quote… “The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.” – Douglas Horton

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Maureen: Marketing Intern of LOVE

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Honey Power O’s with almond milk and banana!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… My wonderful family and friends, Yoga, The Mountains, Pizza, and Puppies

I look up to… My Parents

If I could be anywhere… I’d be backpacking around Europe or skiing in Jackson Hole

I am inspired by… Courageous Vulnerability

Favorite Quote… “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler

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Melissa: Mid-West Regional Head Love Ambassador

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… on top of strawberry yogurt or with fresh fruit

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… my wonderfully crazy family, music, my cat and cooking amazingly delicious healthy food!!

I look up to…my mother (she will always be an angel watching over me).

If I could be anywhere…Somewhere tropical to discover things in the ocean, go kayaking, parasailing and scuba diving!

I am inspired by.. chance opportunities, random acts of kindness and my daughter’s innocence.

Favorite Quote… “Be a best friend. Tell the truth. And over use I love you and go to work. Do your best. Don’t out smart your common sense. Never let your praying knees get lazy. And love like crazy.”

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ELBY: the LOVE BUS (Retired)

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… preferably in boxes that stack and store easily.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… sponge baths, LOVES Travel Stations, Long Drives into the Sunset, Sweet Pea, LOVE.

If I could be anywhere I would be… in the Rocky Mountains.

I look up to… FIRE TRUCKS. They are so heroic.

I am inspired by… hybrids.

Favorite Quote… “Your gonna fly away, glad your going my way
I love it when we’re cruisin’ together
The music is playing for love
Cruisin’ is made for love
I love it when we’re cruisin’ together” – Smokey Robinson

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Sweet Pea: the LOVE Prius

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… Minis…obviously.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… Pandora Radio, covered parking, automatic car washes, ELBY, LOVE.

If I could be anywhere I would be… where ELBY is.

I look up to… Smart Cars. They are just so cute and small.

I am inspired by… Green Energy.

Favorite Quote… “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan

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JEN: The Honorary LOVER

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE… on ice cream, in cookies, with yogurt, and more!

5 Things I Can’t Live Without… love, food, adventure, bikes, mountains.

I look up to… my parents.

If I could be anywhere I would be… in bed.

I am inspired by… entrepreneurs.

Favorite Quote… “Everything is always okay in the end, if it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”  – Leo Tolstoy

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Ashley: The Original LOVE Blogger

Favorite Way to Enjoy the LOVE…By the handful! On top of my morning bowl of oats. On top of puffed amaranth cereal. Mixed with yogurt. Wrapped up in a toasted gluten free tortilla with peanut butter, jelly, coconut + ground flax.

5 Things I Can’t Live Without…Family, camera, cinnamon, food processor, and Vibram 5 Fingers.

I look up to… My parents…they have loved + guided me through every step of my life!

I blog because…it helps me improve my creativity in the kitchen, behind the camera, and with my writing. It pushes me to think outside of the box. Blogging has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. If it wasn’t for blogging, I wouldn’t have learned how to use my husband’s dSLR camera, I wouldn’t have invented the “buckwheat bake,” I would have never bought chia seeds, and I wouldn’t have so many amazing, lasting friendships.

Favorite Quote…“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti and William Wrigh

Be sure to check out Ash’s blog THE EDIBLE PERSPECTIVE!