We had the good fortune of connecting with Keiana Todd and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Keiana, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I am a parent of two, a thirteen year old as well an one year old. I think the most important thing I’ve done as a parent is show my babies to always follow their dreams and work hard to do it. My son has been my sidekick longer than my daughter so he has witnessed all of the work I’ve put in to accomplish different goals and bring my dreams to life. I do all that I do for them, I want them to know that with hard work comes rewards even if you don’t always see them. My daughter is one but she’s my sponge, I take her to pop ups with me, she’s at my store with me… She’s going to see, know, and understand that its all about the hustle.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a creator of scented goods, from candles, room & linen sprays, reed diffusers, and more. I think the names and the look of my products sets me apart from others. I tried to come up with something that true to who I am. I have a clean and cohesive look that can go into any and every space. Was it easy to get here?… NO! I’ve worked hard since I was 16, sometimes two and three jobs at a time, while going to school and being a mom. I’ve learned that you have to trust people at some point because you can’t do everything alone. I want the world to know that 0820 symbolizes LOVE for me, every item is made with love and I hope the world loves it as much as I do.

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 were to visit I’d take her on a week journey to Sedona for sure, Antelope Canyon at Page is another beautiful spot. Honestly we would just make sure we eat good at places like Big Bacon in Tempe and a few other Az gems.

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?
My shouout is to my son Kendell, he has worked with and for me. He has gone through early mornings and late nights with me. He is my drive and support. I love you Boog.

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