Hi friends! Happy Thursday! I have a brand new podcast episode today and I’m really excited to share this one. I was a big fan of Health Addy Kombucha for yearrrssss and was very happy to interview one of the founders, Daina Trout.
This is what we’re talking about:
– The history behind Health-Ade kombucha
– Kombucha 101
– Her tips for businessmen and friends who have a side hustle who want to take things to the next level
– Her tips to be healthy in real life
– And much more
099: Leap with Daina Trout, Chief Mission Officer and Co-Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha
Here’s a little bit about Daina if you’re not familiar with it:
Co-founded by Daina Trout Health Addy Kombucha In 2012 alongside her husband Justin Trout and her best friend Vanessa Dio. Right from the start, the trio has been committed to brewing the best tasting, highest quality kombucha on the market.
Trout first learned how to make kombucha during her time at Tufts University, where she earned a master’s degree in both nutrition and public health after earning her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. During that time, she’s also developed her own personal philosophy that health is less about science, and more about what makes you feel good and happy. After graduation, Trout moved to Los Angeles to accept a position working in pharmaceuticals but continued to develop an interest in holistic and “real” foods that fueled a demanding lifestyle. Trout channeled this energy into the Entrepreneurship Club she founded with Justin and Vanessa to explore ways in which they could combine their diverse backgrounds into a successful business; Health-Ade score.
Trusting what would soon become the company’s mantra to “follow your gut,” Trout and her co-founders quit their jobs to focus on Health-Ade full-time, brewing kombucha in her apartment closet and selling bottles at a local Los Angeles farmers market. Over the past nine years, Trout has cemented what started as a small production niche producer into what has become a national brand sold in 45,000 grocery stores and health food markets across the country, including major retailers such as Target, Whole Foods and Costco. Today, Health-Ade has been the fastest growing brand in its category for three consecutive years and is expected to significantly expand its business nationwide each year under her leadership as Chief of Mission.
In 2019, Daina was listed among the 100 founders of Inc and also named BevNet Person of the Year. That same year, she was a semi-finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year and a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a major community of CEOs from around the world. In 2020, Daina was featured on Entrepreneur’s 100 Powerful Women list, and was a featured guest on NPR’s How did you build this. When Trout works tirelessly to bring kombucha to every refrigerator in America, she spends time with her husband and two sons traveling, adventuring, cooking, and enjoying life in the great outdoors.
You can contact Daina on Instagram here and check out Health is here!
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