We had the good fortune of connecting with Bre Stevens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bre, what’s your definition for success?
I define success as a feeling whereas it is usually measured by money and recognition. The feeling of joy when you get a positive review on your product or service. The excitement I get when I order a new scent and start my testing process. Waking up excited to do what I love and loving what I do. That’s how I define success.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I joined the army after graduating high school to help me pay for college, it’s turned into a 10 year career. I’ll finally be hanging up my boots this July. The military gave me patience and discipline, which of course is a critical part of my development as a person, a woman, a mother. Like everyone else I’ve had plenty of obstacles I had to overcome and mountains I’ve had to climb. I had to learn young that challenges are apart of life, it’s how you handle what’s thrown at you that makes you unique.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting for a week we would do a wide range of activities! We’d go down to the belt line and ride scooters, visit the Ferris wheel for a birds eye view of the city, visit a couple of bars and restaurants like the vortex and cirque The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shout out to my kids for keeping me going. When I find myself getting lazy or feeling less than, their adorable faces remind me why I have to keep going. I’d also like to give a shout out to my friends and family who let me use them as testers during my formulation process. My boyfriend for putting up with my complaining and whining when something didn’t turn out right and being my numbers guy behind the scenes. My great grandma (RIP) Alma who gave me the nickname “Breezy” as a baby. Last but not least, I created Breezy’s Burners after I lost my Hī obāsan (great grandma in Japanese). She was always so full of life and love. Wanting her children, grand children, and great grandchildren to do what they love and love what they do. She was straight to the point and very blunt, qualities that I’ve incorporated into my business.