Welcome to A Healthy Leaf!
My name is Mark Reese. I am a husband and father who through personal experience is continually amazed at God’s love and forgiveness.
I grew up in Canada loving the great outdoors. I studied mechanical engineering in northern Michigan then moved to Hawaii for grad school.
In 2007, I took an exploratory trip from Hawaii to Annapolis, MD, to learn more about a missions project in which I was preparing to be involved. This trip strengthened a budding friendship with a beautiful woman who grew up in Virginia and is now my wife. We were married in May of the following year in Hawaii. After finishing my studies, I continued to work for the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute while my wife continued to pursue her work as a registered nurse.
In late 2009, we relocated to Charlotte, NC, to pursue the completion of the previous mentioned missions project. We welcomed twin girls into our family in the spring of 2010; and after assisting with the missions project, I spent the following 5 years working as a mechanical engineer in Charlotte.
We were first introduced to Moringa in the spring of 2014. Out of curiosity, I began researching the history, claims, and current uses for this incredible plant. We developed a strong passion to learn about this tree first hand with the goal of being able to use our knowledge to assist with agriculture development oversees. God had opened our eyes to how incredible this tree is and how it could help so many. After much thought and prayer, we pursued an opportunity to further our knowledge and experience growing Moringa.
In January of 2015, we sold our house and everything we couldn’t fit into a shipping crate. Then, leaving our friends and family of the southeast, we headed across the country to Southern California.
It was the start of a new chapter in our lives!
As we were growing and learning all we could about processing and drying Moringa, we were confused. We came across many Moringa products being sold that didn’t look, taste, or smell like the fresh Moringa we were growing and drying. We quickly realized an issue: Since Moringa is new to most people in the U.S., they don’t know what it’s supposed to look, taste, and smell like.
We saw people happily buying poor quality products that should be avoided. We felt like there was a need to start promoting quality Moringa right here in the U.S. In our position as Moringa growers, we had knowledge about Moringa that many Moringa sellers didn’t have. From that experience the online store at www.ahealthyleaf.com was born and we are excited to offer you the best quality Moringa products that we possibly can!
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This video with the family was taken in the Spring of 2015.