Michelle Simmons is the co-founder of Slow North, a small-batch, all-natural candle and home goods maker. Michelle and her husband, Jonathan, created their first candles as the solution to an unsuccessful search for clean and healthy products. Prior to starting Slow North, Michelle studied entrepreneurship and worked in sales. While Michelle was pregnant with their son, the need for safe alternatives settled at the forefront of her mind; and from that focus a company was born. Michelle continues to expand the business and plans to turn this backyard operation into a full artisan-focused storefront with a retail shop that just opened in August!