How What’s Popp’N Got Poppin’
I was born and raised in Dade City, Florida, a small town outside of Tampa. I owned horses and loved to draw. Art is a big passion of mine.
At 31 years old I moved to Dallas, Texas and had two beautiful children. There was a candy store near our house that sold popcorn tins. I loved giving them as holiday gifts. We moved to Huntsville about 3 years later for my then husband’s job.
I looked for a store that sold the popcorn tins in town, and to my surprise there wasn’t one! I was forced to order my popcorn online. That’s when I realized how many flavors of popcorn there actually was!
That’s when my dream was born. I wanted to show Huntsville what they were missing. I wrote a business plan and presented it to the bank. Unfortunately, they said no because food businesses were too high risk at the time. My daughter Erica always encouraged me to keep trying.
I decided to go back to school at the age of 48. I graduated with an associate’s degree in graphic design. I met Joe, my fiancé, in 2009. He persistently asked why I never opened my dream store. With his help, we bought the equipment and practiced in my garage. We tested out product with family and friends.
On July 9, 2011, I opened the door to my store. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends, and God. I’m overjoyed to share my love of popcorn with you. Never give up because dreams do come true!