I am saddened to report the passing of one of IBN's members, Holly Beatie of High Octave Healing in Truckee, California. Holly had been a member of IBN since April 2009, making herbal products to help people live better lives. Holly's products were sold online and at local artisan markets near her home near Lake Tahoe. Here is Holly and one of her beautiful artisan market displays.
Not only was Holly a talented Maker, she was also an expert Alpine skier and biathlete, having anchored the US team in the inaugural Women’s World Championships in Chamonix, France, where they were bronze medal winners. In my last conversation with Holly, she did not mention her illness. Instead, she told me that she was very excited about the direction in which her business and her life were going, and she was excited to be a member of the Indie Business Network. From everything I have read and heard from Holly's online friends, her athleticism and handmade products were eclipsed only by her warm spirit and wonderful giving heart.
There will be a Memorial Service for Holly on April 5 at the North Tahoe Event Center in King's Beach in Truckee, California. You can get more information from Holly's partner, Geoff Brandenburg, at the Sierra Center For Conscious Living Facebook Page.
Rest peacefully, Holly. It was my great pleasure to serve you.