In this modern age, owning a business is no longer just about sales, it's also about connection. Through the use of social media, electronic mail, and person to person contact, owners are able to see in real-time how their products reach people across the globe. And as a growing paddle board company, we not only want to sell boards, but create a community of like-minded creators to flourish alongside us.
One way of doing this also happens to be one the most exciting aspects of creating the Evolve Paddle Boards brand. Through our Ambassador Program we are able to cross promote each owner's small businesses alongside our brand in a shared connection of growth and profound love of the sport. In continuation of our program on evolveboards.com, we asked our current ambassadors a few questions about themselves in order to understand who they are and their background. With that in mind, we would like to introduce you to Misty Marcum.
Based out of Michigan, Misty is owner and operator of Luna Moon SUP Yoga, where she guides students through beginner paddle lessons as well as SUP yoga classes. Being certified in both SUP yoga and fitness, as well as holding a yoga teacher certification, her credentials give Misty the knowledge to guide paddlers and yoga-enthusiasts through any practice regardless of experience. During the summer, you will find Misty holding classes on the serene setting of Sylvan Lake in Ferndale, Michigan. And as anyone in the Michigan area knows, the frigid temperatures of the northern part of the country push her classes inside at the Waterford Kettering Pool where she holds classes on our Evolve inflatable boards in the swim lanes. In addition, she owns a line of lip-balm products made from all-natural ingredients and packaged in eco-friendly containers. To see her teaching schedule as well as her line of products visit Misty on her site: mistymarcum.com. And be sure to check out her answers below to a few questions we sent our ambassadors in order to get to know them better. And if you are ever in her area, connect with Misty to experience her wonderful classes on our Evolve boards!1. Reasons I love SUP and Yoga:
I love being on the water, the feeling of being on it and outside in nature. It's freeing and most times I feel more like myself after being out. Others have even noticed I'm in my element when teaching on the water. It lights me up.
2. My favorite way to ‘share stoke and spread aloha’:
is to invite others out for a paddle. Also meeting new people when I go out on the water.
3. A goal that lights me up is:
To grow myself and share knowledge. Building the connection with others and sharing it with others.
4. Words to live by:
“Keep it natural and exciting!”
5. My guilty pleasure is:
Having fun – love to hang out and talk either around a campfire, on the lake or a boat ride. Walks are great too!
6. My favorite place to paddle is:
It’s a toss up between Lake Michigan & Lake Tahoe. I love them both and don’t see them often enough.
7. Some little known things about me are:
I’ve always loved the water and animals. Especially marine life, earlier in my life I did want to study Marine Biology. I just wanted to be outside in any way possible.
8. What I love about my work is:
Seeing people make it through challenges. Stepping up to challenges and on the water coming back to land with a huge smile, feeling accomplished, refreshed and relaxed. Huge inspiration to me.
9. One Big Audacious Goal is:
Getting my lip balm brand more recognized – Each year it has built up and it keeps going but always looking to expand.
10. 3 Things I can’t live without:
Love – Connection – Inspiration
11. My practice is:
always growing. To be my true authentic self and allow room for more growth.