Renee is originally from Enterprise, Alabama and began learning to cook at her grandmother’s elbow when she was about eight years old. She enjoys family and friends gatherings that revolve around food, oils, and fun!
It is Renee’s love of cooking that led her to earn an Applied Sciences Degree with an emphasis in Culinary Arts from the famed Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She went on to win many culinary competitions such as the Stephan Piles Celebrity Cook-Off, start a catering company called Chefalicious Hospitality and serve as Executive Chef and Pit Master at World-famous events ranch, Reunion Ranch, just outside of Austin, Texas, before landing at Taste of Home magazine, where she was a resident “Celebrity Chef”, entertaining and educating thousands, nationwide.
About a year ago, Renee “accidentally” discovered Young Living while driving through Utah on the way to a cooking show. She saw a billboard advertising the company on the side of the highway, decided to check it out and left with her kit and an arm-full of little bottles. She quickly discovered the joys of the oily life, healthy living, cooking with these incredible oils, and subsequently decided to make Young Living her full-time career.
Renee is a sought after chef and public speaker and enjoys sharing essential oil and time-saving cooking tips and the latest kitchen gadgets with her audiences, both on line and in person. When she’s not busy putting on shows, Renee is at home in the country outside of Austin, Texas, with her husband, John and their dogs, Achilles and Sophie.