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What is possible? That is the question that we believe every life must answer. Is anything random? Or are we just conditioned from birth to ignore what we are being called by our hearts to respond to? After spending thousands of hours writing, studying, reading, and in silence with our own thoughts, a new life emerges. We no longer feel that we are the people we once were, rather that we let life work through us.
The success of this company is actually the result of a retirement from chasing money and materialism to follow an instinct that there has to be more possible when you re-define your intentions. The truth is to seek peace, happiness, and affluence, and to bring those same gifts to others. Everyone could have their heart’s desires. Finding the dream you were born into is a journey that is beyond what we are being told, what we are taught, or what you can even imagine.
Founder - Designer
Dawn is the light and inspiration for the company, her family, and to those she comes in contact with living her truth, following her heart, she freely admits and shares who she is. Dawn started her life again after a moment of clarity, a voice that said “You have to live, truly live, before you die,” Retiring from corporate balance sheets, Dawn decided to be the one to change and see what was actually possible when you pursue life from a belief in the unseen, a belief in miracles, and a belief that there is much more to us than we have been led to believe. Dawn is a down in the dirt gardener, an urban farmer, a writer, a voracious reader, a yoga devotee, a life long learner and seeker of truth. Her life’s ambition is to live in the moment and to have awareness that every step is reverent.
Ray could have done standup comedy, and is a captivating story teller. Instead, this ex-military, computer system guru is using his background to initiate systems for organization that are the best in the entire world. Ray is truly a man with a passion and a mission. His passion is his family, including everyone that is involved at or around the companies he is engaged with. His mission is to question everything he has ever been taught and find out what he really believes. When he is not pursuing his work with Made As Intended, or other business endeavors, you will find him riding free on his Harley or enjoying the warmth of home with a scotch and cigar.
Denise and her husband Chris live in Maryland, with Denise’s three children close by. Denise found she spent little time enjoying life. Work and worry is how she would spend her day. Working in a conscious company surrounded by like-minded souls has helped Denise find balance in being a human being first. As a former business owner of other companies, Denise keeps MAI updated and connected. Denise loves running, biking, hanging out with friends and spending quality time with family. She also spends time working on her garden, as an amateur photographer, and re-decorating her home. Her respect for life, finding gratitude, and making happiness a priority helps keep even the biggest of challenges in her life in perspective.
Heather is our resident perfectionist: with photography, with jewelry design, with organization. She will not quit until she is quite sure she has captured the best of the task at hand. Heather loves music, anything artistic, and loves exploring and photographing urban decay in our city and the country. Heather, reluctantly at first, then joyously, came to be the best ME ever and the world has benefited. Her personal relationships, her unconditional love of her children, her pursuit of all things artistic and living in the now, have let her trust and let go of anxiety, teaching her to finally and truly live in her heart.
Anna loves animals, but her favorite is Ollie and we all know it. When you want inspiration, just talk to Anna; she isn’t afraid to try new things, and takes so much pleasure in her children, as a mother of four, and the small events in life. We would all like to know just how she found such wisdom.
If you want to know what is really going on, ask Aracelli. She has a sixth sense, and we believe she must have eyes in the back of her head. Her faith and family is what she is most grateful for. We are grateful for her yoga practice (as our resident superstar) and her enthusiasm for this new found practice. Her love of dance and yoga inspires all of us.
If you want to know who Betty is, look for the person smiling. Betty is always happy to be here, and we are happy that she brings us such joy. What is not to love about a person who can see good in everyone? Betty realizes that we truly are one big family, no matter our background or race.
Grace is full of life! Her parents gave must have known that when they choose her name. She is also quite the clown. Her favorite part of yoga is making us laugh and Sahvasina. When Grace is not making us laugh, (Who are we kidding? She is always making us laugh), she loves to cook and bake. And, she shares!
Javier is so dedicated to the animals, he worries about them when he is not here. On the weekends, we actually think that the animals miss Javier as well. Javi’s talents include cooking, making our most complex jewelry, keeping us organized, and he is now modeling our shirts. We all know that if Javi is here, all is well.
Our go-to person, Mardi will help with anything we ask and does it with a smile on her face. Mardi is an avid walker, promoter of gratitude, and she and her daughter helped raise and now care for the chickens. She is most proud of her new found ability to join into life rather than sit on the sidelines. Mardi does indeed have wings, and we are so happy to be a part of her intent to soar.
One big heart is the best way to describe Mayra. Mayra is an “old soul” in a young girl. Mayra cares about each of us and our happiness as much as she cares for her own. She is a huge family girl and has adopted us as her extended family. We are honored.