Creating products that were “good for your skin to eat” became a passion in September 2000. The company has grown from me making products on my stove in my apartment to a boutique in Newark, NJ. The products are currently sold in various Whole Food markets, online and through various distributors.
I am proud that Pooka has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Evening News, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Network Journal, Michael Baisden Radio and various media outlets. I was the recipient of the Influencer Award for Entrepreneurship given by the Urban League, the Black Executive Award given by the African American Chambers of Commerce, the Agent of Change award from the National Council of Negro Women and Pooka Pure and Simple was named a Local Hero by Whole Foods Markets.
I knew that as a small business owner it was imperative to maximize various social media platforms and worked to develop social media strategies for Pooka. In March 2012 I was recognized for my social media skills and was blessed to be on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine!
2014 the Pooka Body Boutique opened in Newark and has become a must see destination for many Pooka fans! The Pooka boutique is where shopping, education and great conversation are always a must.