Whooo’s Earned a Spot on the O2 Adventure 2020: Costa Rica Incentive Trip

Whooo’s Earned a Spot on the O2 Adventure 2020: Costa Rica Incentive Trip

Enough of the cold…it’s time to start dreaming of beautiful rainforests, adorable sloths and time giving back to the local community with fellow Designers.

If you’re like us, you’re ready for an adventure and our O2 Adventure 2020: Costa Rica Incentive Trip (June 11-14, 2020) can’t come soon enough!

If you haven’t earned your spot on the trip yet, you still have time! Read our four tips we shared in the February Flight Plan on how you can finish this final month and a half strong. Read those tips here.

And, a BIG congratulations to our O2 Adventure 2020: Costa Rica incentive trip earners as of January 31, 2020:


Trip for 2


Sandra Herriage, Director – earned in January!

Eloise Layton, Executive Team Manager – earned in January!

Dawn Firstenberg, Executive Team Leader – earned in January!

Robyn Torres, Field Vice President

Tami Butcher, Executive Field Vice President

Wendy & Ray Korfel, Director

Aimee Johnson, Senior Director

Janet Olivieri, Senior Team Leader

Linda Peterson , Senior Team Leader

Stephanie Thibeault, Senior Team Leader

Laura Scheele, Director

Denise Curran, Director

Sandi-Rose Smith, Director

Michele Kehnert, Team Manager

Karla Hemingway, Senior Team Leader

Cynthia Kruis, Executive Team Leader

Heidi Pintar, Director

Courtney Butler, Senior Director

Holly Corbett, Director

Katie Allen, Team Manager

Sandy Daly, Team Manager

Breanna Johnson, Senior Director

Erin Zapata, Senior Director

Nicole Tobias, Senior Team Manager

Jessica Steiner , Senior Team Manager

Melissa Taylor, Senior Director

Shelley Licknack, Team Manager

Alba Saenz, Director

Nova Goforth, Executive Team Leader

Mirta Hernandez, Director

Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager

Randy Mellon, Director

Erin Fortney, Executive Team Leader

Mandy Kuhnhenn, Senior Designer

Julissa Schuster, Director

Rebecca Robinson Porter, Executive Team Leader

Frances Brunner, Senior Team Leader

Sarah Vasho-Krock, Executive Designer


Trip for 1

Lora Schott, Director – earned in January!

Susan Crum, Senior Team Leader – earned in January!

LeeAnn Caridi, Team Manager – earned in January!

Sharon Troster, Senior Designer – earned in January!

Jessica Loish, Senior Team Leader – earned in January!

Molli Allen, Executive Team Leader – earned in January!

Robyn Lozier, Senior Team Manager – earned in January!

Leigh Rider, Team Leader – earned in January!

Melissa Brown, Executive Team Leader – earned in January!

Ashley Robinson, Executive Team Leader – earned in January!

Carrie Titus, Executive Team Leader – earned in January!

Michele Saldivar, Senior Team Leader – earned in January!

Lisa Weihbrecht, Executive Director

Mamie Miller, Director

Heather Locke, Executive Team Leader

Lisa Young, Executive Team Leader

Karen Alaniz, Executive Director

Jessica Lopez, Executive Director

Katherine + Lupe Butterbaugh, Executive Team Leader

Tiffany & Jonathan Gin, Senior Team Manager

Patty Raley, Senior Team Leader

Carolina McGrath, Executive Team Leader

Lori Sargent, Executive Team Leader

Angelica Gomez, Senior Team Manager

Tatiana Quattrone Lessa, Senior Team Manager

Mishell Amick, Director

Cailin Bundrick, Director

Angela Lamboo, Senior Team Manager

Sandra Dreier, Executive Team Leader

Beverly Marshall, Executive Team Manager

Rae Clemmer, Executive Designer

Jecenia Deluna, Executive Team Leader

Jacqueline Jones, Executive Team Leader

Adrianne Billiter, Senior Team Leader

Vicky Rowe, Senior Team Leader

Karen Brazitis, Senior Team Leader



And….here’s whooo’s on track to join them:


On Track for Trip for 2

Lisa Weihbrecht, Executive Director

Mamie Miller, Director

Heather Locke, Executive Team Leader

Lisa Young, Executive Team Leader

Karen Alaniz, Executive Director

Jessica Lopez, Executive Director

Katherine + Lupe Butterbaugh, Executive Team Leader

Tiffany & Jonathan Gin, Senior Team Manager

Patty Raley, Senior Team Leader

Carolina McGrath, Executive Team Leader

Lori Sargent, Executive Team Leader

Angelica Gomez, Senior Team Manager

Tatiana Quattrone Lessa, Senior Team Manager

Sharon Troster, Senior Designer

Mishell Amick, Director

Cailin Bundrick, Director

Angela Lamboo, Senior Team Manager

Jessica Loish, Senior Team Leader

Molli Allen, Executive Team Leader

Sandra Dreier, Executive Team Leader

Robyn Lozier, Senior Team Manager

Beverly Marshall, Executive Team Manager

Rae Clemmer, Executive Designer

Melissa Brown, Executive Team Leader

Jecenia Deluna, Executive Team Leader

Ashley Robinson, Executive Team Leader

Carrie Titus, Executive Team Leader

Jacqueline Jones, Executive Team Leader

Adrianne Billiter, Senior Team Leader

Vicky Rowe, Senior Team Leader

Michele Saldivar, Senior Team Leader

Karen Brazitis, Senior Team Leader


On Track for Trip for 1


Donelle Haase, Director

Heidi Fleming, Executive Field Vice President

Emily Allison, Executive Director

Victoria Matzen, Senior Director

Jennifer Andracchi, Director

Caroline Alger, Senior Team Leader

Katie DeVito, Director

Jennifer Robins, Executive Team Leader

Lulu Neimeyer, Senior Team Leader

Maggie Stephens, Executive Director

Lacey Adelmann, Senior Director

Melissa Davis, Senior Director

Kathryn Lucas, Executive Team Leader

Rhonda Stapleton, Executive Team Leader

Julie Perez-Flores, Senior Team Manager

Krystle Burt, Senior Team Manager

Erin Keene, Director

Rosemary Bertin, Executive Team Leader

Joan Milligan, Senior Team Manager

Elise Rolenc, Executive Team Leader

Lizbeth Berlanga-Molina, Director

Mary Grant, Senior Team Manager

Kayriann S Molloy, Executive Team Leader

Nancy Pye, Executive Team Leader

Sandy Gast, Senior Team Manager

Brooke Kelly, Senior Team Leader

Brenda Jurado, Executive Designer

Tina Chiu-Votaw, Executive Team Leader

Connie Enderle, Senior Team Leader

Michele Diehl, Senior Team Leader

Kelsey Wilkerson, Team Manager

Kris Moser, Team Manager

Allison Millard, Team Leader

Nancy Saile, Executive Team Leader

Reva Ayala, Senior Team Manager

Annette Johnson, Executive Team Manager

Kim Shannon, Executive Team Leader

Colleen Evans, Senior Team Leader

Wendi Matthews-Ortiz , Senior Team Leader

Tina Grover, Team Manager

Monika Mavec, Designer

Delinda Shawles, Team Leader

Sheri Queen, Executive Team Leader

Emily Sitton, Executive Team Leader

Terri Gallagher          , Senior Team Manager

Ashley O’Neal, Executive Team Leader

Carole LaPorte, Senior Team Leader

Heather Graf, Team Leader

Jenny Corbin, Executive Team Leader

Wendy Nelson, Senior Team Leader

Briana Zimmerman, Senior Team Leader

Jennifer Tierney, Executive Designer

Crystal Salinas, Executive Team Leader

Lauren Plummer, Senior Team Leader

Kasandra Tucci, Senior Team Leader

Terra Tolley, Team Leader

Kathy Cornell, Executive Team Leader

Beverly Relyea, Executive Designer

Devona Mitchell, Team Leader

Mindolyn Rutter, Executive Designer

Christina Reyes, Executive Team Leader

Christina Fisher, Executive Designer

Laura Briggs, Senior Designer

Sharon Stone, Senior Designer


You still have until March 31, 2020 to earn your spot on the incentive trip! Keep pushing hard, and remember, you earn 1.5 Adventure Points each time a New, Personally Sponsored Designer generates 1 PV cumulatively during the qualification period! Get all the trip details here.

Look Whooo We Recognized at the 2020 O2 L.E.A.D. Summit

Look Whooo We Recognized at the 2020 O2 L.E.A.D. Summit

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The 2020 O2 L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit was filled with inspiration, connection and so many tips to help O2 leaders grow and succeed in the coming year!

In addition to impacting lives, we had the privilege of recognizing the Top 10 in Personal Sales, Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring and Top 10 in Team Sponsoring of the nearly 400 leaders who attended L.E.A.D.* The earning period for these recognitions was October to December 2019.

The event also included special recognition of the Top 53 Designers who are on track to Parliament. The 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council was also announced from stage! (read more about our Young Entrepreneurs Council here)

Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring* at L.E.A.D.

                                              Qualified Designers

  1. Aimee Johnson, Senior Director —  5  —  10,923 PV
  2. Sandi-Rose Smith, Director  —   4   —  13,892 PV
  3. Angela Lamboo, Senior Team Manager —  4   —   8,286 PV
  4. Karen Alaniz, Executive Director  —  4    —  6,702 PV
  5. Tami Butcher, EFVP  — 4   —  3,381 PV
  6. Lora + Erin Schott, Director  —   4    —  2,977 PV
  7. Maggie Stephens, Executive Director  —   4   —   2,757 PV
  8. Breanna Johnson, Senior Director  —     3  —   14,398 PV
  9. Erin Zapata, Senior Director    —  3   —  11,486 PV
  10. Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager  — 3    —  10,956 PV

Top 10 in Personal Sales* at L.E.A.D.

  1. Breanna Johnson, Senior Director                                   14,398 PV
  2. Sandi-Rose Smith, Director                                              13,893 PV
  3. Randy Mellon, Director                                                     13,409 PV
  4. Holly Corbett, Director                                                       13,363 PV
  5. Linda Peterson, Senior Team Leader                                12,591 PV
  6. Erin Zapata, Senior Director                                              11,487 PV
  7. Sandra Dreier, Executive Team Leader                             11,429 PV
  8. Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager                       10,956 PV
  9. Aimee Johnson, Senior Director                                        10,923 PV
  10. Cailin Bundrick, Director                                                    10,350 PV

Top 10 in Team Sponsoring* at L.E.A.D.

                                     Qualified                   PV             Team Name

  1. Tami Butcher, EFVP    — 20     —    3,381    —   Team Believe
  2. Lora + Erin Schott, Director   —    12    —    2,977    —   Our Owl Family
  3. Aimee Johnson, Senior Director   —   10     —   10,923  —   Team Light & Love
  4. Karen Alaniz, Executive Director   —   9     —     6,703  —    Team Light of Believe
  5. Beverly Marshall, Executive Team Manager  —   9    —  5,522  —  Team The Beehive
  6. Rosa Lopez, Team Manager     —     9     —   2,011  —   Dream Team
  7. Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager   —   8     —    10,956  —   Team Limitless
  8. Michelle Freatman, Senior Director   — 8      —   6,243   —   Team All Hearts
  9. Anna Davalos, Executive Team Leader —    8   —  4,062  —  Hoots
  10. Heidi Fleming, EFVP    —  8   —  1,698  —   Team SuperStars

*This is the Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring, Personal Sales and Team Sponsoring based on those leaders who attended L.E.A.D. only. This is not a reflection on the Top 10 in Personal Sponsoring, Personal Sales and Team Sponsoring for all Origami Owl Designers. To be qualified, new Designer must reach a minimum of 75 PV in any given month during recognition period. Team Sponsoring is first level only and includes level 1 roll-ups. Personal Sponsoring also counts in the Team Sponsoring numbers. Leaders must have a minimum of three (3) qualified personally sponsored Designers.

2019 Diamond Parliament Members

The 2019 Diamond Parliament members were called to the stage to be recognized again for their achievements in 2018-2019! Another huge congratulations to 2019 Diamond Designer of the Year Karen Alaniz who was gifted a crystal-studded Olive the Owl (with over 4,500 crystals!).

Karen Alaniz, Executive Director – Diamond Designer of the Year

Simcha + Jaiden Bloomfield, Director

Tami Butcher, Executive Field Vice President

Holly Corbett, Director

Aimee Johnson, Senior Director

Breanna Johnson, Senior Director

Kate McKenzie, Senior Director

Alba Saenz, Director

Melissa Taylor, Senior Director

Robyn Torres, Field Vice President (not pictured)

Top 53 on Track to 2020 Parliament (in alphabetical order)

  1. Katie Allen                    Peace Love Lockets
  2. Emily Allison                    Team Lovely Lockets
  3. Frances Brunner           The Night Owls
  4. Cailin Bundrick Locket Loving Ladies
  5. Tami Butcher                    Team Believe
  6. Courtney Butler           Team Diamond
  7. Robyn Torres Team FAB
  8. Holly Corbett                    Team Goal Crushers
  9. Jenny Corbin                    The Owlery
  10. Kathy Cornell                    Team BeHootiful Owls
  11. Denise Curran Owlstar Cast
  12. Melissa Davis                    Goal Rushers
  13. Katie DeVito                    Team Owl-ology
  14. Hope Erbert                    Team Hopeful
  15. Tara Feld                    The OwlStars!
  16. Dawn Firstenberg           Owl-In
  17. Michelle Freatman           Team All Hearts
  18. Daisy Garcia                    Faith & Believe
  19. Sandra de la Garza           Team Wonder Women
  20. Tiffany & Jonathan Gin Team Owlhana
  21. Angelica Gomez           Team iHeart
  22. Maria Guerra                    Sparkle Warriors
  23. Mirta Hernandez           The Wise Owls
  24. Rosalinda Huey           Team Hueyowletts
  25. Aimee Johnson           Team Light & Love
  26. Breanna Johnson           Team BRE
  27. Tatiana Quattrone Lessa Team We Owl Can
  28. Melissa Link                    The Soaring Owlgals
  29. Jessica Lopez Team Owl-Rageous
  30. Rosa Lopez                    Dream Team
  31. Beverly Marshall           Team The Beehive
  32. Lindsey Grace Mckenney Fiesty Owlz
  33. Mamie Miller           Team Owl-Rageous
  34. Amy Nelson           OrigamiGals
  35. Sandy Gast           Sister Owls
  36. Tara Parsons                    GypSy OwLz
  37. Heidi Pintar                    Team Simply Charmed
  38. Rebecca Robinson Porter Team CHARM-ing
  39. Christina Reyes           Owl Dolls
  40. Erin Roberts                    Team Owletinis
  41. Ashley Robinson           Shimmer & Shine
  42. Alba Saenz                    Team Pixie Sparkle
  43. Crystal Salinas Team Peace Love & Lockets
  44. Evelyn Salinas Charmed Night Owls
  45. Lora & Erin Schott           Our Owl Family
  46. Julissa Schuster           Team Fancy Whooters
  47. Desiree Selby Team Owl Stars
  48. Sandi-Rose Smith           The Blessed OwlChicks
  49. Jessica Steiner           Locket Like That
  50. Melissa Taylor Team Cute Hoots
  51. Kristen Tuttle                    Team Tuttle
  52. Erin Zapata                    Team Sparklelicious
  53. Jessica Zarate Team Night Owls

2019-2020 Parliament Details + Qualifications

Ready to earn your own trip of a lifetime to Austria, Switzerland and Italy? Our 2019-2020 Parliament program earning period is underway!

Get more details on the 2019-2020 Parliament qualifications here.

2020-2021 Parliament Program Update

We also announced on stage at the 2020 L.E.A.D. Summit that beginning with our 2020-2021 Parliament Program, we’re changing up our Parliament Trip!

We know earning Parliament is truly a team effort, and many of our Diamond Parliament members said they wished their team members could go with them on these trips. So, starting in July, everyone will earn toward ONE Parliament trip and we will no longer host an exclusive Diamond Parliament trip. We believe this provides a uniting, inclusive opportunity for teams to work together and earn the trip as a common goal, and then celebrate together!

This exciting announcement is just one more way we’re listening to (and incorporating!) your feedback in the year of O2!

Congratulations 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council

Congratulations 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council

En Español

Congratulations to our new 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council, announced at O2 L.E.A.D. Empowerment Summit in January!

The Young Entrepreneurs Council (formerly the Youth Council) gives Owlettes and BROs (Boys Representing Origami Owl®) the opportunity to serve their peers in the Young Entrepreneurs Program (formerly the Owlette Program) and provide a youthful perspective, which is important in developing a strong program. Young Entrepreneurs Council members represent their fellow Owlettes and BROs, while making a difference and gaining leadership skills.

Congratulations to our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council:

Katie Berg, 16 years old, Montana

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has had a huge impact on my life,” shares Katie. “It’s helped me come out of my small-town-girl-shell and become more confident in who I am. I’ve made long-lasting friendships all across the country with people I continue to communicate with on a daily basis. It’s also strengthened my relationship with my mom because of the extra time I have to spend with her. I’ve been able to make my own money and pay for my (school) activity pass, as well as my volleyball gear. I’ve also been able to buy my own cell phone and pay for my own plan. Because of Origami Owl, I’ve also had the opportunity to go to Disney World, Phoenix and Savannah. I know that I always have people who will support me and who I can go to if I have a bad day at school or home. I can now comfortably speak in public in front of 500 people and walk confidently up to an adult to talk to them. The Young Entrepreneurs Program has given me the business skills I will use for the rest of my life and memories that will last a lifetime!”



Phoebe Davis, 15 years old, New Mexico

“Origami Owl has impacted my life in so many ways,” shares Phoebe. “I used to hide behind my mom and our table at events, but now I am doing Jewelry Bars® independently with friends! The Young Entrepreneurs Program has given me my voice, my confidence, courage and friendships when I had none. My business thrives all year despite my schedule. I have learned calendar control and have figured out a system that works for me during my busy swim months. I love that my teammates and their mothers remember my business and come to me for gifts! I have created so many connections with my teachers and Customers through our jewelry, and have some really great fundraisers set up for 2020 for some organizations in our community that I am excited about, including one for homeless teens in Albuquerque! I am proud to represent the Young Entrepreneurs Council!”



William DeCoursey, 17 years old, California

I have been a BRO for a little over four years now,” shares William. “I joined because I fell in love with the Charms. I started working with my mom doing minor things like sorting Charms and stocking items. When we had events or parties, I would help set up, then go sit in a corner. My mom would sign us up for events left and right. Then, one time she couldn’t get the time off from her full-time job, so I had to go by myself (my grandma drove me and dropped me off). I realized quickly I had to step out of my comfort zone and talk to people who would come to my booth. Little by little, I started building confidence when talking about Origami Owl. Flash forward to present day, I mostly work events by myself and was able to save enough money to purchase my own car, and pay for travel to L.E.A.D. Summits and Conventions. Most importantly, I’ve been able to give back to my local community. I want to shed a light on BROs; we’ve come a long way with the number of BROs who are part of the Young Entrepreneurs Program since I started. I am happy to see them all working their businesses. I want to be someone they can go to for help or advice.”



Kayla Edgar, 13 years old, Ontario, Canada

“During the several years of experience I have had with Origami Owl, it has broadened my public speaking skills. I am now comfortable speaking in front of groups – whether it be at a school assembly or in front of a big team of Designers. Our Owlette and Bro Zoom Calls have taught me that I can make goals and achieve them, too!”

**We’d like to give a shout-out to Kayla for thinking outside of the box by submitting a video. We think it’s OWL-mazing that she took a risk and got out of her comfort zone! Kayla’s submission was one of the best we’ve ever received, which earned her a spot on this year’s Council! Kudos, Kayla! **

Watch her video submission here: https://youtu.be/UDHUedd1vcg



Jaymee Gomez, 13 years old, Texas

“Origami Owl has made a difference in my life by allowing me to be more active in my community, helping those in need and being a leader,” shares Jaymee. “I love the jewelry and helping people tell their stories through it, allowing women to feel strength and hope through our Empowerment Collection, but I understand that what we do is so much more than selling jewelry. I truly love Origami Owl and the opportunities it gives me daily to be a better person in my home, my school and my community.”




Cassidy Grover, 12 years old, Alberta, Canada

“I joined Origami Owl a year ago on my birthday,” shares Cassidy. “It has been the best thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life. I joined the Young Entrepreneurs Program because I was bullied and needed something that would give me a reason to smile every day, and something that had people who would accept me for who I am. The Young Entrepreneurs Program has helped me feel good about myself. I want to help others who go through what I went through to feel good about themselves, as well. I just want to thank Origami Owl for this amazing journey that my mom and I are part of!”






McKayla Hartung, 15 years old, New Mexico

“Being an Owlette for more than a year has impacted my life in many ways,” shares McKayla. “I joined because I needed to fundraise for a huge school field trip, but I stayed because I have learned and improved in multiple areas. I now have a sense of responsibility because Origami Owl has helped me break out of my shell! I never would have imagined being a GIRLBOSS at 14! I am now trying very hard to become a Team Leader. This job has helped me visualize my future more and learn about the business world. I believe anyone who wants their child to start ahead can benefit from the Young Entrepreneur’s Program because you learn so much. The community is a perfect and positive place to work at such a young age.”




Elizabeth Hendrickson, 14 years old, Florida

“I am so thankful for the ways Origami Owl has impacted my life,” shares Elizabeth. “It has given me the opportunity to be a Force For Good®, to gain confidence in myself, to help inspire others and make the world a better place, and so much more. It has also given me the opportunity to be a young entrepreneur by owning and working my own business! But, most importantly, I am helping others heal, grow and love by telling their story in a Locket.”





Megan Hendrickson, 21 years old, Florida (Alumni)

“Origami Owl has helped awaken who I was meant to be,” shares Megan. “Before I joined at 15, I did not wear jewelry! But despite that, I recognized what this company has that no one else does – community, an incredible Young Entrepreneurs Program and Founders with a lot of heart. Because of those reasons I joined, and it’s also why I am still part of this company now as a 21-year-old. Our jewelry is personal, powerful, beautiful and impactful. But, we are so much more than just our products. The people I have met and connected with all mean so much to me. I was surprised by being named the 2016 Most Inspiring Owlette four years ago at Convention. That moment humbled me and made me realize that we ALL are inspiring. You are inspiring, simply by being yourself. Origami Owl took a shy, non-jewelry wearing, unconfident 15-year-old and transformed her into an ignited, confident, strong, jewelry-loving adult who isn’t afraid anymore. Helping and encouraging up-and-coming Owlettes and BROs is a huge passion of mine. I’m grateful for our Young Entrepreneurs Program and Origami Owl!”



Selina Novello, 18 years old, Alberta, Canada (Alumni)

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has given me so much more than I could have ever imagined,” shares Selina. “I have been able to travel to Conventions and grown personally because of it. It has given me more tools in my toolbox for who I will become in the future. Origami Owl is so much more than just a jewelry company; they believe in the growth of their youth. I have learned so much about myself and how to have a greater impact on the lives of others. I have become a stronger Force For Good and learned how to empower others. I’ve made connections with other Designers and most of all, been able to leave my sparkle everywhere I go. Because of Origami Owl, I am the best version of myself.”




Jade Rangel, 12 years old, Texas

“I have been given a beautiful opportunity to work side-by-side with my mother,” shares Jade. “Normally in corporate business, the parents work and the kids stay at daycare or with family. Instead, I get to share this time with my mother and family working this business together. I want to help others succeed so they know they, too, can grow and help others. I love that I have been able to grow as a person, daughter and sister.”





Kami Scheele, 12 years old, Montana

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has impacted my life by providing me with life-changing opportunities,” shares Kami. “I use my commission to help pay for my softball equipment. One of my favorite parts is that I get to be closer to my mom by working and traveling with her.”






McKendra Sloan, 19 years old, Oklahoma (Alumni)

“Origami Owl has impacted my life in MANY ways, but there’s one that sticks out most to me,” shares McKendra. “Before Origami Owl, I suffered from severe social anxiety, which made me lose confidence in myself. I was afraid to go out and meet people, or even just say a simple ‘hello’ due to my social anxiety. I would worry about what people thought of me because of my height. All that changed in 2017, when my mom and I started this business together. With each event we did, I slowly started to come out of my shell and engage people more. I now look forward to events and meeting new people. As a matter of fact, I will talk their ears off! I never would have had this much confidence without the love and support of my O2 family and this amazing opportunity.”





Brianna Standen, 18 years old, Ontario, Canada (Alumni)

“Origami Owl has helped me in so many ways, that I can’t even count how much love and positivity this company has given me,” shares Brianna. “When I first joined, I wasn’t aware of how this company was so much more than jewelry until I started going to Conventions. Last year’s Convention in Savannah made a huge impact on me and showed me that we are all a big family. I’m so blessed to work for this amazing company with my mom and help her every weekend by spreading love and joy that this company has brought to our whole family.”





Mattie Warren, 13 years old, Texas

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has impacted my life tremendously,” shares Mattie. “I have been able to make money and save it for the future. It has been so fun running a company on my own. One of my love languages is gifts. I love to receive and give gifts. Since I started O2, I have been able to gift a lot more to my family this year than in the past years! One of the amazing things about the Young Entrepreneurs Program is that you learn business skills at such a young age! My mom had been in direct sales for a long time. I enjoy sharing what I love!”





Kelsea Whiting, 16 years old, California

“The last five years with Origami Owl have been nothing short of life-changing,” shares Kelsea. “I am not even sure that I can find the proper words to explain just how much this company means to me. As a young girl, I suffered from major social anxiety. I ate lunch in the cafeteria, cried every day of kindergarten, and absolutely refused to speak to a crowd. I worried about things I could not control, and this was a major source of my stress. This stress and anxiety was amplified when I was 12 years old and my parents divorced. This was also the time that I discovered my outlet – Origami Owl. Little did I know, starting as an Owlette with this company would completely burst my shell, eliminate my anxiety, and allow me to give major speeches to large crowds. It is because of my experiences at Jewelry Bars and vendor events that I had the confidence to run and win the title of State Vice President for California Future Business Leaders of America. I have given speeches to crowds of 1,000 people at a time, without worry, all because of Origami Owl.”



Wellington Emanuel, 16 years old, North Carolina

“Origami Owl has given me the opportunity to be a Force For Good and mentor others,” shares Wellington. “I enjoy doing events and fundraisers with my mom. Most of all, our mission statement is one we all can live by.”

More About the Young Entrepreneurs Council

Thank you to all the Owlettes, BROs and Alumni who sent in their submissions to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Council! The Young Entrepreneurs Council is a one-year term, so we highly encourage those who weren’t selected this year to try again next year!

Young Entrepreneur’s Council Perks: Opportunity to enhance the Young Entrepreneur’s Program as it continues to evolve; opportunity to be highlighted throughout the year; one-on-one time with Bella and Yvette Torres-Dickson; special recognition at Convention; play a significant role at Hoot Camp at The O2 Experience; end-of-year gift and only pay $25 to attend Convention!

We’re so proud of this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Council members and know they’re going to make a positive impact on the Young Entrepreneurs Program!

Get Connected to the Young Entrepreneurs Program

If you’re part of an Owlette or BRO team and haven’t yet joined our Facebook group, what are you waiting for? This private group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Bella, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!

2020 New Director Academy Recap

2020 New Director Academy Recap

En Español

Do you dream of becoming an Origami Owl® Director? We know you’ll make that dream come true, and when you do, you’ll get an invitation to the exclusive New Director Academy!

This year’s New Director Academy was held January 23, 2020 at The Nest in Chandler, Arizona for Designers who promoted up to Director between August 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.

The New Director Academy was full of love, inspiration, education, our iconic New Director Heart/Lock ceremony, plus a few special surprises!



New Director Academy Special Surprise

In addition to the incredible training New Directors received at the 2020 New Director Academy, this year, we had an extra-special surprise for them!

We invited the New Directors into the multi-purpose room at The Nest where they were surprised with signs and shirts made by Nest team members. After some celebration, the Directors were called up one-by-one to the front of the room where they were gifted a heartfelt Locket made just for them by Nest team members.

This special moment, as well as being one of the very first Designers to see the NEW! (to-be-named) Force For Good® mobile, was the highlight for many of our New Directors! (Keep reading below to hear more about this year’s New Director Academy.)

Katie Smith (unable to attend)

Katie DeVito (unable to attend)


Lizbeth Berlanga-Molina


Alba Saenz

Rhonda Cain







Laura + Kami Scheele

Favorite Part

“My favorite part of New Director Academy was all of it,” shares Laura. “Seriously though; from start to finish it was amazing. I loved being with my peers and hearing their stories. I loved the training The Nest provided. We even got a little visit from Christina Lovejoy from Swarovski®. I loved the exclusive jewelry we received. I loved the Lock/Heart Ceremony. I loved laughing in the Force For Good mobile. I loved getting picked up for dinner in a limo and being treated to some quality time with our Founders. But, I absolutely will never forget when The Nest employees came in with signs and shirts with our names on it as our cheerleaders. It means so much that they have our backs – just as we have theirs. They created a special Locket for each of us, and that is a gift I will always cherish.”

Lock/Heart Ceremony

“I chose to hang our Locket by the ‘I’ in ‘Difference,’” says Laura. “Because I can make a difference, and also because ‘I’ looks like a one (1), and I want to empower others to know that it only takes ONE person to make a difference.”

Why Earn Director?

“I have heard through the years that your Director’s class will always be some of your best friends,” shares Laura. “I was so blessed to promote with so many amazing women and yes, they will always be some of my best friends. I want to encourage others to make this your dream because you are, and will, make a difference! This sisterhood needs you!”


Erin Keene

Favorite Part

“I have two favorite parts of the New Director Academy,” shares Erin. “The first is being able to experience this with the other Directors – knowing we are all in this together and have so many similar experiences. My second favorite part was when The Nest employees designed Lockets for us! I’ve helped Customers create hundreds of Lockets, but until that day, I had never had someone else create a Locket for me. I now know firsthand how special it is when someone takes the time to create a Locket that captures everything that is so important in someone else’s life.”

Lock/Heart Ceremony

“I chose to hang my lock on the word ‘Story’ for several reasons,” says Erin. “I love that the Founders have embraced me and my story. Also, my team chose this spot because they said that we are changing lives through our stories! I also believe that Origami Owl gives others a way to share their own stories in order to inspire others.”

Why Earn Director?

“Everyone should aspire to achieve Director,” shares Erin. “Obviously, the pay increase is nice, but the feeling of accomplishment when reaching this level is indescribable. Leading my team, and helping them reach their own goals and dreams, is something that makes me feel like I am making a difference every day.”



Sandi-Rose Smith

Favorite Part

“The best part of New Director Academy was the Lockets The Nest teams made for us,” says Sandi-Rose. “The kind words and research that went into each and every one of the Lockets was amazing. So incredibly touching and emotional!”


Lock/Heart Ceremony

“I put our lock by ‘Stories,’” says Sandi-Rose. “I posted a picture of the Directors Heart on my team page. I let the team choose, because without them, I would not be a Director. They chose ‘Stories,’ because that’s what we do. We tell stories. I put it as close to an ‘H’ as I could because we make people HAPPY. And, on the ‘O’ for The Blessed OwlChicks. It’s there for THEM!”

Why Earn Director?

“Earning Director is incredible because of the family and friendships that your team becomes,” shares Sandi-Rose. “The Blessed OwlChicks are a family. We are there for each other. No matter what.”


Cailin Bundrick

Favorite Part

My favorite part about New Director Academy was getting to know and bond with my fellow Directors more,” shares Cailin. “They are an amazing group of women who uplift one another and inspire one another to keep growing as individuals and as a team! I was also blown away by the efforts of The Nest staff to create our ‘teams’ and get to know us better in order to create beautiful Lockets that tell our stories through their eyes. They were so thoughtful and heartfelt. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”

Lock/Heart Ceremony

“With the help of my team, I selected the point on the exclamation point of ‘Say yes!’ for the Locket Loving Ladies’ Locket,” says Cailin. “I love that it encourages us to be brave in our pursuit of the things that set our hearts on fire! With ‘Embrace’ being my word for 2020, it felt especially fitting.”

Why Earn Director?

“New Director Academy, and all that comes with it, is just the beginning of the exciting things one can look forward to when they become Director,” shares Cailin. “Being a part of the O2 Directors Facebook group means even greater access to the top leaders in the company and their expertise. It means increased training, motivation and inspiration to achieve great things in our Origami Owl businesses.”


Simcha + Jaiden Bloomfield

Favorite Part

My favorite part about the New Director Academy is the training,” shares Simcha. “It is amazing to receive that extra training from The Nest staff and other leaders, to ensure that we as new Directors are doing what we are supposed to as leaders.”


Lock/Heart Ceremony

“After getting input from my teammates, I chose to put my heart lock by the ‘S’ in the word ‘Others,’” says Simcha. “I chose this place because ‘others’ are what our team is all about. Whether it’s growing our personal business or our team, focusing on how we can best serve others is how we will continue to be blessed. I put it specifically by the ‘S’ because our team name is Team Shalom.”

Why Earn Director?

“I would encourage all Designers to reach for director because the perks are amazing (see below),” shares Simcha. “Besides the extra goodies we get, one of my favorite parts is the exclusive Director’s Call we have each month to collaborate with Chrissy and the Nest staff. I am grateful to see how we give our opinions, and they are taken into consideration. I love being a Director!”


Julissa Schuster + Jada Cantu

Favorite Part

My favorite part of New Director Academy was bonding with the other new Directors,” shares Julissa. “I walked out of there with new friendships and was able to get to know everyone on a more personal level.”



Lock/Heart Ceremony

“I hung my lock on the word ‘Hope,’ shares Julissa. “I had asked our team where I should hang it because I felt it was theirs. They decided on ‘Hope’ because they said throughout my journey with Origami Owl, I’ve been able to bring hope to many families and that I always look on the bright side of things and always hope for the best.”

Why Earn Director?

“To be honest, I didn’t know how big of a deal hitting Director with Origami Owl was until it happened to me,” recalls Julissa. “I feel like once you hit Director there is a lot more responsibility, but for me, that works. I love being a leader. I love helping others grow along the way with me. I feel that once you hit a big title like Director, others really look up to you. When I tell other Designers my story about how I started as a kitnapper, it gives them a sense of hope that if a kitnapper can do it, anyone can do it!”


Amber Butts

Favorite Part

“My favorite part about the New Director Academy was getting to know my fellow new Directors better,” shares Amber. “Being able to strengthen those relationships is priceless.”



Lock/Heart Ceremony

“I put my lock above the word ‘Journey,’” shares Amber. “I can’t think of a better word to summarize the last five years. I’m so grateful for the incredible women I’ve met along this journey, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!”

Why Earn Director?

“If you’ve set a goal to become a Director, GO FOR IT,” shares Amber. “Because of Origami Owl, our family has been able to enjoy so many incredible opportunities. We’ve been able to help families in need and look for ways to be a blessing to others.”


Denise Curran

Favorite Part

“The greatest part of the New Director Academy was the training sessions led by those who have come before us,” shares Denise. “Both Karen Alaniz and Kate McKenzie’s sessions were amazing, and we got a lot out of them. I also loved the exercise on going through team members and putting them into categories (red, yellow and green) to determine who to work with. As leaders, we often feel responsible for everyone we sponsor reaching their goals, and often put more time into them when sometimes their desire or time commitment just isn’t there. They have to want it more than we want it for them.”

Lock/Heart Ceremony

“My team and I worked for this promotion for many years, so I asked them to choose where we should place our lock,” says Denise. “We chose the word ‘Lives’ and my lock is centered on that word. Senior Team Leader Lynn Gallo suggested it for the following reasons. For all the lives we cross, touch, change and impact sharing O2, including ourselves and our own personal growth. For the lives of your Owl Sisters you met as strangers, who have now become friends. For the lives you have yet to meet in your near future and for those you will someday meet up with again.”

Why Earn Director?

“I hope that other Designers will aspire to reach Director because of the incredible sense of accomplishment it provides,” shares Denise. “Helping New Designers launch, then feel the 02 love when they sponsor their first Designers and promote up to Team Leader, is one of the best feelings in this business. Give them their wings and let them fly. Love and support them, and most importantly, believe in them. We have so much to offer and celebrate at every level. Director is just one stop along that journey.”


Holly Corbett

Favorite Part

“My favorite part of the New Director Academy was getting to truly bond with the amazing ladies who achieved this milestone with me,” shares Holly. “We were vulnerable with each other and shared from the heart. I feel so much closer to each and every one of them.”


Lock/Heart Ceremony

“After reaching out to my team for guidance, since this was our achievement, we decided to put our lock on the first ‘F’ in the word ‘Difference,’” shares Holly. “We are making a difference and an impact on this world full of negativity. The ‘F’ also stands for the friendships we have made as a result of beautiful stories.”

Why Earn Director?

“I highly recommend that everyone’s drive is to achieve this milestone in your personal business,” says Holly. “I set this goal for myself six years ago and it was very overwhelming to see a vision become a reality. I was truly proud of myself for never giving up and continuing to push forward. We all let fear stand in the way, but push forward and go for your dreams; I guarantee you will be glad you did.”

5 Perks of Being a Director

1. Advancement Bonus + Director Generation Bonus

Not only do new Directors get a $500 cash Advancement Bonus after they earn Director for the first time, but they also have the opportunity to earn a Director Generation Bonus. The Director Generation Bonus is a bonus paid to Directors and above on volume produced by Directors on their Team (even those below Levels 1-4). For details regarding Director Generation Bonus amounts and qualifications, please refer to the Career Plan located in your Back Office “Designer Resources” section.

2. Invitation to Attend the New Director Academy (more above)

Origami Owl covers half of the airfare for one, transportation to and from the airport, hotel accommodations, which the New Director shares with another inductee, and some meals. Details on our 2021 New Director Academy coming later this year!

3. Exclusive Convention Hoot Loot Hour, Training + Luncheon

During The O2 Experience – our annual convention – Directors and above, as well as Parliament members, are invited to attend an exclusive leadership training and luncheon. They also get their very own Hoot Loot Hour! That means you get to shop in the O2 Store before everyone else!

4. A Special Surprise in the Mail from The Nest

The month after you earn Director for the first time, you’ll receive a special gift in the mail from the Founders and your family at The Nest! This is our “thank you” for working so hard at building your team!

5. Elite O2 Directors and Above Facebook Group

Once you’re a Director, you’ll have the opportunity to join our O2 Directors, VPs and Parliament Facebook group where you can connect with other top leaders and ask any questions you may have about your business.

Carpool Recognition: Valentine’s Dinner Cooking Show with Shawn + Tyson

Carpool Recognition: Valentine’s Dinner Cooking Show with Shawn + Tyson

En Español

Congratulations to our OWL-mazing Designers on their incredible achievements in January! From rank advancements, top achievers, myO2 rewards earners and more, we’re thrilled to recognize you for all your hard work!

Watch as Origami Owl Co-Founders Shawn Maxwell and Tyson Basha recognize YOU for your OWL-mazing achievements in January and share their favorite recipes for an impromptu Valentine’s Day dinner at home.


Designer Spotlight: Kara Gonder, Senior Team Leader

  • Started O2 Journey: January 5, 2020 (brand new Designer!) – quadruple promoted from Designer to Senior Team Leader during enrollment month and generated 508 PV!
  • Home State: Tennessee
  • O2 Business: Works her business part time. Is a full-time nurse, wife and mama to two kids, 11-year-old daughter Edyn (who is an Owlette and had a $75 order on her first day!) and 6-year-old son Avery

“I originally planned to just sign up to get the free jewelry in January! My goals were mainly around sponsoring, since that was such an awesome offer (January Offer for Sponsors)! After I had signed up about four ladies, my Mentor, Julissa Schuster, let me know what level my promotion would be if those ladies became Active Designers. After that, I was laser-focused on encouraging them. I created a Facebook page and group chat for us. I stayed in contact with them at least every other day, mainly letting them know how close they were to becoming Active and what amazing free jewelry or Bella Bucks they could earn for our Spring collection!”

Tips for Success

“Build a relationship with your team and don’t be afraid to be real. Let them know you struggle, too, and not to give up if you’re rejected. Post photos of our gorgeous jewelry on social media and wear it often, so that people ask about it! I am excited about what this month holds for me and my team!”

Whooo Promoted Up in January

Check out the Designers who promoted up to a new, {sparkly} title in January.

Senior Designer: 60

Executive Designer: 11

Team Leader: 9

Senior Team Leader: 4

Executive Team Leader: 2

January Top Achievers + Rank Advancers

Top 3 in Personal Sales

  1. Nova Goforth, Executive Team Leader – 4,246 PV
  2. Kandice Astamendi, Senior Team Manager – 2,915 PV
  3. Sharon Troster, Senior Designer – 2,764 PV

Top 3 in Personal Sponsoring*

  1. Vivian Hernandez, Senior Team Leader – 12 Personally Sponsored Designers – 528 PV
  2. Sandi-Rose Smith, Director – 6 Personally Sponsored Designers – 2,537 PV
  3. Breanna Johnson, Senior Director – 6 Personally Sponsored Designers – 2,117 PV

Top 3 in Developing Team Leaders

  1. Karen K. Hohman, Director – 2 Team Leaders –  254 PV
  2. Mishell Amick + Grace and Emily Brewer, Director  –  1 Team Leader – 1,603 PV
  3. Hope Erbert, Executive Team Leader –  1 Team Leader – 801 PV

See everyone who soared to the top in personal sales, personal sponsoring and developing Team Leaders in January.

January MyO2 Reward Earners**

  • Ready, Set, SOAR! – 187
  • Charm of the Month Club – 5,015
  • Storybuilders – 1,357
  • Dreambuilders – 652
  • Businessbuilders – 37
  • Successbuilders – 10

*Please note, these Personally Sponsored Designers were Active and earned at least 75 PV or more in January. Annies are not counted toward this number. An Annie is an Independent Designer who enrolls without a Sponsor or Mentor.
**These numbers are cumulative and include all the levels each Designer earned.

Congratulations to Our January Incentive Earners + Winners

Congratulations to Our January Incentive Earners + Winners

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We started out the New Year (and new decade!) with some incredible incentives for our OWL-mazing Designers, Owlettes and BROs!

From our Designer Exclusive look to earning a ticket to the 2020 O2 Experience and time with the Co-Founders to Golden Tickets in Spring Presale Packs (plus an exciting Golden Ticket Challenge in February!), we’re ready to make an impact in the Year of O2 – 2020!

Watch Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert share who the earners and winners are here.

Ticket to Convention + Time with the O2 Founders

Congratulations to the following Designers who sponsored the most qualified Designers (75 PV or more) in January! They’ve earned a FREE ticket to The O2 Experience in Nashville, Tennessee, July 23-25 AND an exclusive reception with the Origami Owl Co-Founders at the event!

Congratulations to all the earners! (Top two (2) January sponsors at each recognition title)

Designer (includes Designer, Senior Designer, Executive Designer)

  1. Anjie Wiltfong
  2. Crystal Arroues

Team Leader (includes Team Leader, Senior Team Leader, Executive Team Leader)

  1. Vivian Hernandez
  2. Kara & Edyn Gonder

Team Manager (includes Team Manager, Senior Team Manager and Executive Team Manager)

  1. Joan Milligan
  2. Nicole & Abigail Tobias

Director (includes Director, Senior Director and Executive Director)

  1. Sandi-Rose Smith
  2. Breanna Johnson

Field Vice President (includes Field Vice President, Senior Field Vice President and Executive Field Vice President)

  1. Robyn Torres
  2. Beth Blemaster


  1. Angelica & Jaymee Gomez
  2. Maria Beltran & Edgar Zavala

Eight (8) additional, randomly-drawn January sponsors

  1. Hadassah Lafferty
  2. Danielle Anderson
  3. Karen Brazitis
  4. Amanda Wheeler
  5. Renae Lamm
  6. Maria Guerra
  7. Raina Conner
  8. Phyllis Blood

January Designer Exclusive Look

We had 467 Sponsors and 466 New Designers earn the January Designer Exclusive look –exclusive Silver 26″ Convertible Coin Lariat Chain and Silver Clara Stud Earrings with Crystal AB Swarovski Crystals – for FREE because they generated 100 PV in January.

Congratulations, Golden Ticket Winners!

Congratulations to the following randomly-chosen 25 Designers who purchased BOTH presale packs between January 24 and February 3. You’ll be receiving the Rose Gold Clara Stud Earrings with Rose Peach Swarovski® Crystals and Petite Rose Gold Living Locket® Statement Necklace with Swarovski® Crystals 18-20” Chain – NEW! pieces from our Spring Collection with a retail value of $176 USD | $228 CAD!

  1. Nicole Greiner
  2. Jennifer Lowe
  3. Carrie Titus
  4. Kerry Hemphill
  5. Eden Solinsky
  6. Megan McKee
  7. Jacilyn Colbeck
  8. Norma V. Campos
  9. Elise Rolenc
  10. Kylie Drew
  11. Kasandra Tucci
  12. Cheryl Jimenez
  13. Wendi Matthews-Ortiz
  14. Katie Cerney
  15. Jeanine Rizzo
  16. Danielle Keenan
  17. Mary Hill
  18. Michele Diehl
  19. Jennifer Robins

Note: The six (6) remaining names will be filled in once the Designer has claimed their Golden Ticket!

Golden Ticket Challenge

Watch Origami Owl® Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert and Chrissy Weems share who the earners are here.

Golden Tickets (see above to see the Spring Collection pieces you’re getting!)

  1. April DuBoce
  2. Rhonda Cain
  3. Terra Tolley

Rose Gold Stud + Pavé Adjustable Bangle with Swarovski® Crystals (Bella’s Fave!)

  1. Margaret McCarson
  2. Hope Erbert
  3. Carole Way
  4. Julie Jackson
  5. Melissa Holder
  6. Heidi Pintar
  7. Abigail Covington
  8. Shelly Bloom
  9. Jessica Diaz
  10. Chelsea Clark

Charm Packs (Chrissy’s Faves!)

  1. Barbara Moore
  2. Misty Silman
  3. Kathy Cornell
  4. Shelley Hornak
  5. Estella Rodeback
  6. Glenda Gutierrez
  7. Cynthia Kruis
  8. Crystal Salinas
  9. Chrisitine Soutiere
  10. Wendi Matthews-Ortiz

Silver “I am Beautiful” CZ Rose Necklaces

  1. Amphoe Arriola
  2. Kelly Montoya
  3. Luz Torres
  4. Tina Colon
  5. Patrica Telford
  6. Felicia Twardoch
  7. Lulu Neimeyer
  8. Cheri Gingerich
  9. Brittany Schroder
  10. Chelsea May Lintz

Silver Cluster Stud Earrings with Mint Swarovski Crystals

  1. Laura-Lee Walker
  2. Victoria Matzen
  3. Amanda Maier
  4. Connie Enderle
  5. Lorri Nevil 

Silver Vintage Toggle Living Locket Necklaces with Swarovski Crystals

  1. Tina Grover
  2. Daisy Ruiz
  3. MeKendra Sloan
  4. Melissa Davis
  5. Maria Beltran

Bonus Surprise

  1. Ashley Robinson
  2. Ivy Trevizo
  3. June Vega

Silver Double Stud Bangle with Mint Swarovski Crystal & Mint Swarovski Crystals Stardust Pack

  1. Lynsey McCurdy
  2. Erica King Pust
  3. Jessica Brown
  4. Jamie Smith
  5. Sonia Briseno

February Incentive Details

Designer Incentive

To reward you for helping others to become Designers and celebrate the start of our You Matter Rewards Program , from February 1 – 29, 2020 we’re DOUBLING the Points you’ll receive for Sponsoring.

Plus, New Designers who start their businesses between February 2 and February 20 at 11:59 p.m. CT (02.02.20 – 02.20.20!) will receive the Silver White Enamel Hearts Bangle Bracelet and Silver “Love” White Enamel Hearts Convertible Drop Earrings, a retail value of $56 USD | $72 CAD, absolutely FREE with the Essentials Kit or the Signature Kit! Get all the details on our February incentives here.

February Owlette/BRO Incentive

Owlettes and BROs who generate a minimum of 222 PV, and do two loving acts of kindness, in February, will earn a “special” Plate and a little, extra surprise!

Please send your orders, and explain your two acts of kindness, to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com by February 29.