In celebration of International Women's Day, we are privileged to showcase some of the innovative and creative women that contribute to our success here at Northern Lights. We stand in appreciation of all the women who's careers have formed our rich history and who's daily dedication sheds light on our authentic, handmade roots.
Rhonda Kane, Director of Sales, 7 years - Favorite Product: Windward
“ I used your feedback to bring this candle to life.”
Rhonda represents the voice of NL fans & customers on the product development team. Through relatable conversation and a passion for customer satisfaction, Rhonda boldly sheds light on the needs and desires of our NL family, consisting of many loyal customers and exciting new additions. Therefore, when several requests were made for a must-have coastal candle, Rhonda spoke on behalf of the creation and development of one of our current best-sellers, Windward.
What’s your favorite part about Windward candles?
Rhonda loves that when she burns the candle, the flickering flame through the bubble texture of the glass creates satisfying movement.
Tori Bowers, Art Director, 7 years – Favorite Product: Prana
“I illustrated and designed this packaging.”
A Northern Lights product is made complete by the giftable packaging that features original painted, drawn or graphically arranged designs. When developing the Prana candle collection, Tori set out to emulate the organic nature of the vessel and the 100% natural components with hand drawn illustrations of the essential oils. The textural detail brings to life the multilayered qualities of the aromatherapeutic components. Finally, the Prana box was constructed to frame the intimate moments created by the burning of the candle. Tori and her team strive to mimic and communicate the creation of every candle's unique personality through the artful details of the packaging so everyone might be able to fully experience the art of candle making.
What’s your favorite part about the Prana candles?
Tori loves how a Prana candle can make such an impact for its size. The fragrance throw is equally as impressive as the healing moments created by the natural blends and intimate flame.
Teri Shaughnessey, Director of R&D, 29 years – Favorite Product: Esque Nouveau
“I invented wax painting, our exclusive technique.”
Northern Lights has evolved over the years, but remains true to the handmade candle-making techniques established in the company’s origin. With direction to invent new wax techniques, Teri worked with a wax chemist to develop a special proprietary wax that decorates glassware. With her newly invented wax blend, she began playing with the wax seeking out a design that would resemble a glass marble. The result was our longest continually sold and best-selling line, Esque. Our wax painted lines now expand beyond Esque Mysteria to include Esque Nouveau and our Meditation candles.
What's your favorite part about the Esque candles?
Teri just loves the way the colored waxes and gold mix to create beautiful and individual designs, each candle being its own unique work of art.