DID YOU HAVE ANY INFLUENCES FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD THAT POSITIONED YOU TO START GOLDE?
I did. I was raised in Upstate New York by this quasi-coven of women. My mom, my aunt and my grandmother were all very involved in the health and wellness space, kind of ahead of their time.
My mom and my aunt opened an organic lifestyle shop downtown in the city that we’re from (Saratoga Springs), so they were always into health and wellness. My grandmother only ate organic food, so I grew up seeing and experiencing that lifestyle at a very early age. I think the interest in wellness definitely grew from that experience.