At Leaf & Love, Inc. our mission is to provide families with a delicious alternative to the current array of empty-calorie children’s beverages. By putting only the highest quality ingredients into our no-sugar, USDA organic lemonade, we are committed to becoming a household name in healthier beverage choices. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and sensible in every box – great for kids and the people who love them.
FOUNDER, LEAF & LOVE®
As co-founder of Leaf & Love®, Amy’s diverse background brings creative energy to the company. Raised in Palo Alto, California, Amy started her professional acting career at a young age. After relocating to Los Angeles, she became a prolific dramatic actress with notable roles on some of television’s most popular shows including: Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, The West Wing and ER.
Amy loves being a mom to Julian, her four-year-old dynamo, who was her inspiration behind Leaf & Love® Organic Lemonade. Being a role model mom and actor in the Los Angeles community has generated a lot of excitement for the Leaf & Love® brand.
Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude from UC San Diego with a BA in Psychology.
“The neighborhood kids started hearing about this amazing lemonade and soon we had the most popular kitchens in town! They had no idea our refreshing creation was sweetened only with organic, zero calorie stevia. What’s more, the parents were speechless to see their kids guzzling our sugar-free, 100% natural, organic lemonade! It was then that we knew we were on to something special… and decided to share our secret with the world. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Leaf & Love® Lemonade to you and your family. Because after all, aren’t our kids sweet enough?!” -Amy
FOUNDER, LEAF & LOVE®
Prior to becoming a mom and the co-founder of Leaf & Love® Organic Lemonade, Sara was a dedicated educator for over 15 years. She worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and vice principal. Sara received the distinguished honor of District-Wide Teacher of the Year in 2004.
Sara’s work in the public school system exposed her to the challenges in providing healthy and appealing nutrition for youngsters. This experience, coupled with her daughter’s diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, ultimately inspired her new journey as co-creator of the Leaf & Love® brand. Sara’s quest for wholesome and delicious nutrition was the seed that sprouted the company’s vision.
Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
“When my then three year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, it turned my world upside down. I wanted her to still enjoy the simple pleasures in life without jeopardizing her health and wellness. My life-long friend Amy and I were inspired and motivated to create a refreshing and delicious alternative to high sugar juice drinks. As the saying goes…when life hands you lemons…you make lemonade!” -Sara
CO-FOUNDER, LEAF & LOVE®
After many successful years as a producer of television commercials and music videos, Heather has reunited with her two childhood friends, Amy and Sara, to help launch the field marketing programs for Leaf & Love®. She brings her creative background to overseeing Leaf & Love’s marketing materials, sampling events, and brand ambassadors. She also is continually uncovering unique sales opportunities in venues that cater to children. As the quintessential “natural” mom, she is always on the lookout for healthier options for her two children. It has become her mission to share the “Leaf & Love” with families everywhere and help kids “say goodbye to the sugar-high.”
“The moment I first held my son, I knew my life would never be the same. The immensely overwhelming love and honor in being responsible for this amazing being was indescribable. This profound love inspires me to always seek out healthy, natural, organic options for my son, Shane and daughter, Alayna. When my children were very young and home often it was easy (well, nothing about mothering is really, “easy”) but it was… possible to keep sugar to a minimum and artificial additives completely away. When my son was offered a sports drink after his first soccer game, seeing all the sugar and artificial colors I knew there needed to be a better option and better habits formed. I am thrilled to reunite with my two childhood friends who share this similar passion for healthy and organic. Amy, Sara and I are 3 moms on a mission! Now there is a zero-sugar, healthy, organic option. I am delighted to offer a juice box we can all feel good about!” -Heather