From the very beginning, before there were products, a core group of individuals joined Apriori Beauty as Founding Independent Consultants because they believed in the mission and vision of the company and wanted to be the foundation on which it was launched. Each of the following joined as a Founder in early 2009 and are either direct to the company or another Founding Consultant. They are the foundation of Apriori Beauty:

Linda Altergott, Founder, from Laguna Niguel, CA     |  “I was immediately attracted to the integrity, wisdom and experience of the individuals involved in creating Apriori Beauty. In sharing their passion and vision for this incredible company, along with the growth opportunity in this channel of distribution, I knew I had to be a part of it! I was intrigued with the opportunity to “make a difference” in the lives of many. I knew right away that I wanted to share this valuable and unique gift with my family, friends, associates and acquaintances by creating a team and guiding them toward success. I absolutely love the idea of being in business for myself, but not by myself, and of being a part of something so much bigger than myself! I am proud to share and represent Apriori Beauty — the products and the opportunity are unparalleled in the industry.”

TriciaBTricia Baumgardner, Founder, from Laguna Niguel, CA     |  “I became an Apriori Beauty Founding Consultant because of the dynamic, successful women who created the company. I joined before there were any products because of my belief in their vision, as well as the integrity of the company. I had enjoyed building several network marketing businesses, so I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a Founder. Favorite product? It’s hard to choose just one, but the Celloxylin Firming Complex is at the top of my list! I love the way it feels when I put it on after using the Activating Tonic. The light, serum consistency makes it absorb quickly and my skin feels so smooth after I apply it.”

RobinCohenRobin Cohen, Founder from Alabama  |  “I am one of Apriori Beauty’s lucky Founders, but I got off to a slow start. During Apriori Beauty’s company launch, I was simultaneously going through a divorce and moving out of my home with my son and dog. I have to admit, Apriori Beauty wasn’t my 1st priority at the time. A couple of Independent Consultants joined my team and my personal sales were sporadic. There lies the beauty of our Company! Apriori Beauty allows Consultants to work their business at their own pace, without losing your position and rank. Throughout the next few years, my sales increased gradually and I started to become more comfortable with myself again. In the last few years, I’ve reunited with an old boyfriend from High School, fallen in love and was recently persuaded to move across the country to be with him. Since moving to a new state where there aren’t any other Apriori Beauty Consultants, I felt that the world was my oyster. I had a brand new forum in which to educate, enlighten and share our incredible products. How exciting, yet so incredibly scary! I was used to living just a few miles from the Apriori Beauty home office with such amazing owners and staff, a.k.a. “family,” that being so far away put me out of my comfort zone. Even my sponsor, who’s always been incredibly supportive and who I adore, was no longer in driving distance of me. What would I do all by myself? Despite being a little intimidated and uncomfortable, I dove right in.

Candace Dye, Founder, from Irvine, CA     |  Candace joined Apriori Beauty on the opening day as one of the first Founding Consultants in February 2009. “I was looking for a home-based business with leaders of integrity and a proven record of success; a product line that I would use, love and easily share; and a compensation plan that would be beneficial from the minute you start,” said Candace. “Opportunity Knocked – and I responded! Apriori Beauty is a unique opportunity to be with highly successful, intelligent, credible women who created a way to help many people look beautiful while earning an income from home. I have been a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, a Pediatric Intensive Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, and I am currently on faculty in a university nursing school. Being an Apriori Beauty Consultant allows me to combine my passions for health and wellness together with helping others bring out their true inner beauty. Having my own business sharing products I love — because they help me look years younger and improve my health — also allows me to have control over my time, activities, income and my future!”

SueForsterSue Forster, Founder from Lake Forest, CA  |  “My first Apriori Beauty opportunity meeting came in 2009. I had never before taken a chance in network marketing, but I soon became very intrigued by the presentations made by the partners. I went home that night and couldn’t stop thinking about it. It was a new opportunity and a new challenge to take on. On the last day of pre-registration, I decided to join as a Founder. I took this chance before there were products, because I believed in the values of the company and knew it was for me. Knowing that retirement was just around the corner, I was intrigued by the thought of running my own business and the freedom that comes with it. Building my own business, while helping others build their own business was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up! If I can share and help someone else, that’s a win-win for me. Whatever I can do to help other people.”

Linda Gandy, Founder, from San Diego, CA     |  “I was intrigued to get involved with Apriori Beauty because one of the founding partners was a friend of mine and I believed in the vision for the company. I decided to become a Founder of the company, before there were even products, because I knew it was an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up. After retiring, I never intended to go back to work, but I told everyone that I knew that I would purchase the Apriori Beauty products even if I wasn’t a Consultant, so why not sell them! Use, Love, Share!”

Cynthia Gundersen, Founder, from Louisville, KY     |  “I married my first (and only!) love in 2002, I’m a grateful to be a stay-at-home-mom to my 4 beautiful children and I’m a Founding Independent Consultant with Apriori Beauty. I love big jewelry, makeup and hearing people laugh! I’m a cake decorator, a wanna-be creative genius and a big dreamer. I believe any one person can make a huge impact. My favorite product? This question gets increasingly difficult to answer. I feel the best, day-to-day, when I am using everything. My daily routine consists of the Celloxylin Cellular Age Advantage skin care and body care, the Lifeoxylin and the LifeoxyLEAN. I then alternate days with the 10EX Acid Peel, the DermaFirm Illuminator System and the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub. Because of the way everything works together, it’s hard to single one product out! It would be like looking at a bouquet of flowers, picking out one flower and saying, ‘THIS flower alone is the best!’ Each flower is beautiful by itself but when you put them altogether, there’s unmatched beauty!”

Nancy Harris, Founder, from San Clemente, CA     |  “We’ve known the partners of the company for many years and were confident they could build a strong company. Their product plans sounded exciting, as well as their plans for the Foundation Apriority that will support women’s initiatives. My favorite is the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and the Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Lotion. Together, they’ve worked wonders on my crepey skin, especially on my arms. I’ve really noticed a difference … the skin on my arms is firmer and doesn’t hang like it used to. Dan’s favorite product is Lifeoxylin. He’s not keen on eating fruits and vegetables, so he’s happy to know his one serving per day counts for 6 servings of fruits and vegetables!”

Connie Johnson, Founder, from Upland, CA     |  “I became an Apriori Beauty Founder and Independent Consultant because of the integrity of the people who started this company and the incredibly strong relationship that I have with my dear friend, Linda Altergott, who shared this opportunity with me. From the beginning, I had faith in the founding partners. They are women of fine character, who make things happen even in this economy. They want to make life better for not just a few but many and they are doing it! It is a pleasure to participate in making life beautiful for the many lives that we will affect through pure product innovation, building relationships and the joy of personal success. Together ~ We Will Make a Difference!”

Robbi Kohler, Founder, from Laguna Niguel, CA     |  “I became a Founding Independent Consultant with Apriori Beauty because I would like to earn extra income and this type of business fits into my lifestyle as I can work when I want. The amazing women who started the company are women that will definitely make a difference in people’s lives and I want to be part of that. Favorite product? I love all of the products, but I must say I love the Crème Cleanse and the Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Cleanse the best … Words of advice: Take everything one step at a time and don’t get frustrated. Get as much information as you can from the website and let your sponsor help you with whatever you need help with. It is a team of great people we are building to make life beautiful.”

Valerie Najarian, Founder, from Tujunga, CA     |  “I was first introduced to Network Marketing 11 years ago. After hearing how this business model worked, I knew it was the answer to my financial dreams. What I didn’t know, was exactly how to execute it. So, instead of getting out of my comfort zone and figuring it out, I stayed in my comfort zone and hoped and wished that someday I would be able to pursue the Network Marketing model successfully. Well that day finally came. It came in the form of Apriori Beauty and because of my friendship with one of the Founding Partners, Susan Twellman.”

Rebecca Pflueger, Founder, from San Juan Capistrano, CA     |  “The first thing that intrigued me about Apriori Beauty was knowing Susan Twellman was involved and then after meeting her partners, I just knew this company would be successful and I wanted to be part of it. The second thing that intrigued me was the technology behind the products. Favorite product? I love all of the products but, one of my favorites is the Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Lotion, wow! I have never used a product that gave more immediate results. I think my legs look ten years younger. I am known for doing a one leg/arm challenge on all my friends at dinner parties, just to show them how amazing this product is.”

Cheri Smillie, Founder, from Lake Forest, CA     |  “I joined Apriori Beauty because of the reputation and character of the founding partners. I knew whatever they did would be outstanding! And, I was right. The products are the best I have ever used! Favorite product? I tried to answer this question honestly when it was asked in the Consultant Survey a few weeks ago. It is as difficult to answer now as it was then, since I really love all of the products and I am using them all. I have seen amazing results from each of the products and if one were missing, I would know that I was not getting all the benefits of Apriori Beauty and my skin would show it! I think the one thing that has been the easiest to share with others, is the honestly and integrity of Apriori Beauty. If you love the products and you see your own skin and health changing, just be honest and share with others just what the products have done for you and what they can do for everyone. People don’t like to be promised something that is not real. There are so many products on the market that do not deliver what they promise, Apriori Beauty does!”

Maribel Steinmann, Founder, from Laguna Niguel, CA     |  “I became an Apriori Beauty Consultant because I believed in the vision of the company and to start at ground level is a very rare and amazing opportunity. I love all the products! My first favorite product was the Eye+Lip Age Eraser, because it helped heal my chapped lips, and no other product has done that. Today, my favorite is the Hydro Burst Moisture Intense Lotion, because I’ve seen tremendous results on my legs. Since I started using it, my legs are smooth and even! From experience, I’ve learned that Success doesn’t happen overnight. You’ve got to work at it to be successful. You have to be consistent and open minded. Don’t be pushy, just work hard and, of course, you have to love what you do! Lastly, always help your downline, because if they are successful, you will be as well! ”

NatalieWalsh_2016Natalie Walsh, Founder, from Pleasanton, CA | “Two dear friends Tricia and Tiffany shared their excitement when they learned about Apriori Beauty and the ground floor opportunity. I attended an opportunity meeting with the owners to share their story in February 2009, before the products launched. Although, I asked a hundred questions (mostly for my husband), I was immediately intrigued by their passion for the products and the company. I was inspired by their mission to help women look and feel beautiful. I knew I wanted to be a part of a company built with integrity, using products that are safe and all-natural. I was happy to hear that Apriori isn’t a party driven company and offered a compensation plan that is realistic. I signed up as a Founding Independent Consultant within a couple of days. I continue to Use, Love and Share every day. This opportunity has by far been the best experience in Network Marketing.”


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