SOE Award Recipient
2020 • Green & Social Entrepreneur •
Jessica Simon Baggarly
“I 100% believe that as an entrepreneur you can't see all of the options, ideas & opportunities. It's important to listen to feedback and outside opinions. Everyone thinks differently & that's very valuable for a business owner to hear. That being said, stay true to yourself & follow your gut. If something doesn't feel right, don't do it.”
Jessica’s love for the environment was fostered while spending her teenage years living and working on her family ranch in rural New Jersey. Though she went on to work in the arts in New York City, her interest in health grew when both she and her best friend discovered that they had major tumors that would require surgery to remove. Jessica’s tumor was benign, but her friend was not as lucky. This crucial time in her life led her to take a hard look at the standards in our food and health products.
Thirteen years ago, she made her way to Santa Barbara. After over a decade working in the local arts community, Jessica discovered the world of cloth diapers. After initially wrinkling her nose at the concept, she soon realized that it was a perfect combination of everything she had spent her life working for, researching, and sharing.
Jessica and her family now live and work in the lovely Santa Ynez Valley.