Hi friends! Happy Thursday! I have an all-new podcast episode up today and am so excited to share this one. Ive been a huge fan of Health-Ade kombucha for yearrrrssss and was so thrilled to interview one of the co-founders, Daina Trout.
Heres what we talk about:
– The history overdue Health-Ade kombucha
– Kombucha 101
– Her tips for entrepreneurs and friends with side hustles who want to take things to the next level
– Her tips for stuff Healthy in Real Life
– and so.much.more
099: Taking a leap with Daina Trout, Senior Mission Officer and Co-founder of Health-Ade Kombucha
Heres a little bit well-nigh Daina if youre not familiar with her:
Daina Trout co-founded Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012 slantingly her husband, Justin Trout, and weightier friend, Vanessa Dew. Since the beginning, the trio has been single-minded to brewing the weightier tasting and highest quality kombucha on the market.
Trout first learned how to mash kombucha during her tenure at Tufts University, where she earned her Masters degrees both in Nutrition and Public Health after receiving her BS from Georgetown University. During that time, she moreover ripened her personal philosophy that health is less well-nigh science, and increasingly well-nigh what makes you finger good and happy. After graduation, Trout moved to Los Angeles to accept a position working in pharmaceuticals but unfurled to cultivate an interest in holistic and real supplies that fuels a hard-working lifestyle. Trout funneled this energy into an entrepreneurship club she worked with Justin and Vanessa to explore ways they could combine their diverse backgrounds into a successful merchantry venture; the result, Health-Ade.
Trusting what soon became the companys motto to follow your gut, Trout and her cofounders quit their jobs to focus on Health-Ade full time, brewing kombucha in her suite closet and selling bottles at a local LA farmers market. Over the undertow of the last nine years, Trout has nurtured what started as a small production and niche product into what has wilt a national trademark that is sold at 45,000 grocery stores and health supplies markets nationwide, including major retailers like Target, Whole Foods and Costco. Today, Health-Ade is currently the fastest growing trademark in its category for three years in a row and is projected to significantly expand its merchantry nationwide each year under her leadership as Senior Mission Officer.
In 2019, Daina was included on Incs Female Founder 100 list and was moreover named BevNets Person Of The Year. The same year, she was a semifinalist in EYs Entrepreneur of the Year program and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a premier polity of senior executives from virtually the world. In 2020, Daina was highlighted on Entrepreneurs 100 Powerful Women list, and was a full-length guest on NPRs How I Built This. When Trout is not tirelessly working to bring kombucha to every fridge in America, she is spending time with her husband and two sons, traveling, adventuring, cooking and enjoying outdoor life.
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