NutraWomen Wednesday: Jacqueline Rizo, Marketing Director, Natures Crops International

By Danielle Masterson

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Jackie Rizo started off in education, first in Mexico where she and her husband taught orphans at a private school. When they moved back to the States, Rizo was a homeschool teacher to her children by day and a freelance writer by night. Today she’s the marketing director at Natures Crops International.

While a quick glimpse at her resume may lead some to think Rizo’s past work life and current work life are unrelated, Rizo said education has been a big part of her job at Stratum Nutrition and now Natures Crops International.

Although she took time off of work to stay home to homeschool her children, Rizo used that time to invest in herself and her future.

“I was also refining my own creative side, which means I invested in myself and my passion for the written word and even spoken word. So during that time, I had pieces that were featured in USA Today, Homefront Magazine, and other publications as well. And I just kept pushing myself to be better at writing and to be better at speaking.

“So it was during the time when the internet and social media really started to become a part of our daily lives, and I realized I needed to study marketing, specifically digital marketing, because it was all new to me, and so that's exactly what I did. But I didn't realize that in doing so, how it would help me land a job in this industry.”

Rizo’s first job at Stratum Nutrition is what introduced her to the nutraceutical industry.

“They taught me the importance of networking. They helped me grow in the industry and they really allowed me to use my gift of teaching through the written word, through content. And so that was kind of the blending of the past and the present of the time.”

Today Rizo enjoys working remotely for Natures Crops where she can continue to be a career woman and a mom to her four children.

“I'll plop my laptop on the table in the dining room and my kids will get their homework and we can do our work in the same room. And it's just really enjoyable,” she said. “And that's another thing that I appreciate about our CEO, Andrew Hebard, he's just an incredible leader who understands the importance of family.”

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