We met.  We married.  We made soap.

Did I miss anything?

We started making soap for completely selfish reasons: we love hand-made soap, we loft having soft, nourished skin, and, well, it's fun.

Jena is a social worker by day, and John is a work-at-home photographer, spending much of his time teaching our kids about color theory and art history.  Jena got the soap idea rolling with her overly-ambitious DIY spirit, and John stepped in to help when morning sickness, and then a newborn, put a dent in our family's soap supply.

We started just by selling all the extra soap that comes from so much experimentation, and soon Verano Bathery was born. Date night turns into packaging soap night, and road trips are just long opportunities to discuss product development. We're living the dream.