Meet the folks taking care of business at The MotherVine
“To Be, Rather Than To Seem” and “Living Healthy from the Hive and Vine”
Co-Founders, Fountain and Carmen Odom are the visionaries who created this company in 2003, out of their own quest for healthy living and desire to live life to its fullest. They hike, run, travel, read, and love to spend time with their 6 children and 11 grandchildren. From Manteo to Manhattan, they’re hard to keep up with, to say the least. Carmen, our Queen Bee, and Fountain, her lowly drone, are creative forces in the Company. They take their MotherVine 100% All Natural Whole Muscadine Grape Supplements every day.
Amy Odom, President, coordinates and oversees the business, marketing, creative development, and community relations at The MotherVine. Her background in Communications, Speech Pathology, and Journalism, greatly helps in educating folks about the health benefits of the Muscadine Grape and Honey Bee hive. Amy is North Carolina born and bred. She enjoys raising her three kids, taking walks on the beach with her good dog Moe, and being a backyard beekeeper. With a strong family history of cancer, Amy does everything she can to live healthy and live longer, including taking her MotherVine Muscadine Whole Grape Supplements everyday!
Matthew “MuscadineMatt” Odom grew up on the banks of the Catawba River in North Carolina, where even as a boy, he enjoyed the sweet taste of muscadine grapes. At an early age he sold his family’s honey and organic apples on York Road. Matthew earned his undergraduate business degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1993, a class of national champions. He manages strategic relationships in finance, licensing, sales, marketing, and production. He comes from Wachovia Bank after a twenty year career in commercial banking. Mildly allergic to bee stings, he keeps his Soothing Balm handy! He lives in Winston-Salem with son, William.
Chuck Friedman is our Chief Bio Chemist at The MotherVine Nutraceutical Co. He brings over 40 years of experience in researching, formulating, and producing a wide variety of personal care products, including 100% natural products from the vine and the hive. Chuck is a stickler for safety and is responsible for regulatory compliance at the The MotherVine. We don’t mean to brag, but Chuck has earned patents and even prestigious awards from the industry, including “Healthiest Cleanser” By Health Magazine for Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Cleansing Cream, and he earned the Formulation Award by Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMD) in 2009 for “Lindi Face Wash”, a gentle cleanser for skin undergoing chemotherapy. Chuck has earned the Natural Products Association Seal and has directed scientific work at Burt Bees, Almay, Estee Lauder, and Revlon, just to name a few. According to Chuck, he was a “Mad” Scientist until he joined the health oriented MotherVine Team and evolved into a Glad Scientist.