our family's story.
My name is Stephanie Waring, the Founder & Co-Owner of "juice. Nashville". In 2011, my husband Wes and I opened the first cold pressed juicery in Tennessee. It has been an amazing journey and we would love to share our story with you.
Wes & I met while working at Mars, Inc. We both had great corporate jobs working in the same office. But, as time went by, I began feeling restless. I felt like I had more inside of me to give. To add to the stress, I became sick.
It was the first time in my life that I faced significant health problems. I was literally in and out of the hospital and my body was in constant pain. The doctors were unable to figure out how to help me. I was fed up with not feeling well and willing to do anything to get better. My brother had recently started juicing and recommended that I check it out. Frustrated, I bought my very first juicer.
Slowly, I started feeling better. Amazed, I became a "girl on fire". I had to learn everything I could about juicing. That is when I discovered cold-pressed juice and it's amazing benefits. I truly believe, that in conjunction with doctor's care, juicing changed my life.
In June 2011, I gave my two weeks notice and began focusing on how to share juice with Nashville. A few weeks later we started "juice. Nashville". In August we sold the very first bottle of cold-pressed juice made in the state of Tennessee at the Nashville Farmer's Market. In 2012, Wes left Mars and joined the team full-time as the head of the juice prep & press team.
What most people don't know about us - we have not taken investors or loans to help to fund "juice." Wes and I used our own personal savings to start the business. Our profits are constantly re-invested back to fund growth. We are very proud to be able to say that!
In April 2013, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to open the very first "juice. Nashville" shop. 255 backers from across the country supported our project & because of them, our "juice family", we were able to open our storefront in The Gulch. (Check out the Kickstarter video here!)
We love helping people across our region & hearing stories of how juice has impacted their lives. Our mission is to bring the gift of health to every "body" with each bottle of our handcrafted, cold pressed juice. Every person deserves to live healthy & happy lives and we are here... happy to help.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our family. We are looking forward to pressing juice for you (& your body) soon!
All the Best,
[ p.s. our bodies say "thank you." ]