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FEATURE ARTICLE Executive Spotlights MARK WOLFERT Founding Executive General Counsel When Mark’s son, Drew, first came to work for do-TERRA in 2008, he was one of three people in the call center. Drew would bring home essential oils, and Mark’s friend and former co-worker, Greg Cook, would also bring essential oils with him when they went out for lunch together. Mark took these oils home and shared them with his family. As the Wolfert family started to use the oils, they realized they actually worked. Mark says, “My first exposure with essential oils was probably no different from anyone else. We all have stories and experiences about how essentials oils have benefited us and our loved ones.” What is your role in dōTERRA? I am the General Counsel for dōTERRA and one of the seven dōTERRA executives. I oversee the legal department, government relations, and anything that has to do with helping protect dōTERRA, its employees, and its Wellness Advocates. What is one of your biggest professional challenges? I spend a lot of my time helping train and educate dōTERRA employees and Wellness Advocates to promote the business in an honest and ethical way. I feel very responsible for protecting the company and safeguarding this opportunity 60 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I JULY / AUGUST 2016 for all of us. We want to keep the business thriving and growing in a manner consistent and compliant with the law. What do you see for dōTERRA in the future? We doubled the size of our business in 2014, and we are still growing at an astounding rate. What’s most meaningful to me however, is the expanded outreach that dōTERRA will have with people throughout the world. Not only are we sharing the highest quality essential oils with more people, we are providing an opportunity to more people for greater financial stability. We continue to source an increasing amount of our oils in third world countries, where we partner with local growers and farmers. This impacts many people in a positive way. It raises their standard of living and gives them steady employment for a fair wage. Could you tell us a little about your personal goals? I love people and helping others. We are involved with dōTERRA because of the good we can do. Our passion is with our charitable organization, the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™. We hope to help elevate, motivate, and inspire as many people as we can. That’s where our joy and satisfaction come from. Anyone who has been around dōTERRA long enough knows we really mean that. We want to create more jobs, opportunities, and freedom. We feel a keen sense of responsibility to keep this business going for others and their families. What do you do for fun? I love to be with my family. We like to travel and eat good food together. What do you do for fun? I’m an avid sports fan. I enjoy being active. I play tennis and golf with my kids and my wife. My kids have all been involved in sports, so I’ve always enjoyed supporting them in that as well. What’s something no one knows about you? I have six girls and the three oldest are girls, so our mornings were always hectic getting them all ready for school. The hair had to What’s one be done,something the clothesno had to knows be picked out, about you? everything had to be just right—and I wasn’t I’m a shy person. I know surprise much help with that. So, that I toldmight my wife, “Why people, but I don’t like the attention. Getting don’t I fix breakfast, and you can focus on up on stage at convention or other Ever meetings getting the girls ready for school?” since is not my favorite thing. I’m always trying to then, whenever I’m in town I make breakfast get out of it. for my family. S Random facts: Mark has been married for 37 years and has five children and six grandchildren. Mark’s favorite place to travel is Germany, because he has family there. His favorite movies are You’ve Got Mail, Sabrina, and It’s a Wonderful Life. His favorite products are dōTERRA Breathe®, DDR Prime®, Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex®, Digestzen Terrazyme®, and Correct-X®. www.doterra.com 61