Kris purchased World of Nutrition from her mother, Cheryl Wear, in June 2013 and has continued in the tradition of providing the Treasure Valley with high quality natural products. She was six years old when her mother started the store, and it has always been a large part of her life. Kris began working at World of Nutrition after high school, and has now been with the business for 24 years. This involvement has allowed her to educate herself on everything that the business has to offer its customers, from supplements to essential oils, beauty products to health foods.
World of Nutrition continues to be a family owned and operated business with several relatives working for the store in different capacities. Kris’ wife, Allison, works in the technological side of things while her niece and nephew in-law assist customers. Newer team members soon became adopted into the World of Nutrition family.
Natural health is more than just a business to Kris. It has majorly impacted the way she lives her life. The past few years have been a major journey of self-improvement for her, physically and mentally. In the last 3 years, she has lost 70 pounds and has much healthier living habits. She uses her personal experiences to encourage people to take care of themselves in a healthy and well-balanced way. Kris and her team do not claim to be doctors or say that they are able to heal people, but they do have the experience and knowledge to help people find better health without criticism or passing judgment.
Kayleigh has been a part of the World of Nutrition family her whole life. As the niece of owner, Kris Wear, she has spent time helping in the store at various capacities since she was a child. Kayleigh began working at the store full time in 2010, taking a different career path from cosmetology. Her cosmetic background allows her to have extra insight into the natural beauty products that the store carries. Kayleigh continually educates herself about holistic and natural health and is attending a Health Coach training program, which is offered through The Institute of Integrated Nutrition.
Natural health has had a strong impact on Kayleigh’s personal life. It enabled her to quit smoking and lose 60 pounds, as well as balance her hormones. Kayleigh’s daughters, Gabby and Gracee, have allergies to gluten, dairy, and corn, and the knowledge she has attained has allowed her to find natural foods that her girls can enjoy without allergic reactions. This experience has given her insight to provide World of Nutrition customers on how to handle food allergies.
Kayleigh’s favorite part of working at World of Nutrition is being able to assist customers with different concerns and questions. She is open and willing to help with any issue or problem to find a solution. Another perk of working at World of Nutrition is the ability to work with her family. Kayleigh’s husband, JD, also works at the store.
JD has worked at World of Nutrition since July 2012 and is owner, Kris Wear’s, nephew in-law. He is married to Kayleigh Simmons, who also works at the store. Having previously tried his hand at various college classes and occupations, he has now focused on learning the inner workings of a retail health business.
Natural health and healing have impacted JD in various ways. His two daughters have food allergies to gluten, corn, and dairy, which he and Kayleigh have found holistic ways to manage. He was also able to handle his eczema by taking supplements and changing his diet.
Although he has learned quite a bit about all of World of Nutrition’s products, JD is most knowledgeable about natural pet foods and supplies. After reading labels and realizing that pets can have the same dietary concerns people have, he began to educate himself on natural pet food and how it impacts an animal’s overall health. His knowledge has proven very useful to many World of Nutrition customers.
JD truly enjoys working with store patrons to help them on their journey to a more natural way of living. Although there is no magic pill or cure-all, choosing natural health, diet, and exercise will create a much better lifestyle.
Ina started working at World of Nutrition in May 2013 after being a long-time customer and advocate for the store. Although she is not related to owner, Kris Wear, she is an adopted member of the World of Nutrition family. Having always been a supporter of buying local, quality products, she found both in her experience shopping at World of Nutrition, and has been a patron for the last 15 years.
Natural health has been a major part of Ina’s life since she began searching for a holistic way to remedy her son’s migraines. After dealing with the negative side effects of traditional medicines and treatments, Ina decided that a natural method would be a better solution. Once her son began taking vitamin and mineral supplements, the migraines went away. Ina and her family have begun using natural products more often.
Ina’s favorite part of working at World of Nutrition is the fun and friendly dynamic of the team, and the ability to assist customers with their individual needs. The welcoming atmosphere creates the perfect place for people to come ask questions and find answers about natural products. Ina has found World of Nutrition to be an excellent place to grow and educate herself about items the store carries and their uses.
Apart from work, Ina has been married to Gerrit for 17 years, and has two sons, Julian and Niels.
Dancie started working at World of Nutrition in May 2013. She had met Kayleigh in cosmetology school, and had kept in touch with her through the years. When a position became available at the store, she applied, and was excited to be a part of the great team dynamic and positive energy at World of Nutrition.
About two years ago, Dancie decided to live healthier and began a natural dieting plan. By paying attention to the things she ate and caring about the well being of her body, she was able to lose 100 pounds. Through the support of family and her coworkers, Dancie has even started running, something she would not have considered before.
Herbs and essential oils are Dancie’s area of expertise, specifically those meant for stress relief. Since stress has such a large impact on a person’s overall health, finding ways to reduce those feelings are necessary for well being.
Being a people person has been one of Dancie’s best assets at World of Nutrition. She loves meeting new people, answering their questions, and helping them find what they are looking for. She especially appreciates hearing return customers tell their success stories while assisting them in creating new ones. Dancie is all about motivating people to do what is in their best interest, and is very open and positive with those seeking her advice.
Allison is one of the newest members of the World of Nutrition team and of the family. Owner, Kris Wear and Allison were married in September 2013. Her experience with natural products has primarily been through her relationship with Kris, who utilized natural health methods to lose weight and change her lifestyle. Allison has become healthier as well, losing 25 pounds by participating in different activities with Kris. She has also been maintaining a goal of practicing yoga every day.
Having a technology background, and having previously worked in the IT department at St. Luke’s, Allison’s role at World of Nutrition has been in modernizing and organizing the technical aspects of the store, such as their point of sale system and inventory tracking methods. She plans on implementing many changes and advancements for the store and is excited to take steps to further develop and expand World of Nutrition.
The idea person who is usually behind the scenes, Allison enjoys getting to work with her wife and family at World of Nutrition. Although she may not be the first face people see when they come through the door, Allison wants to meet customers and hopes to inspire them to live a healthier lifestyle, the way that Kris has inspired her.
Della Bea Wear is the newest addition to the WON staff. She was born on 8/20/2013 and is very new to the industry. Della plans to extend and improve the quality of her life by trying to eat a completely raw diet. And from bringing love and happiness to everyone she meets. So be sure to stop by and say “Hi” to Della and enjoy some of the fabulous pet therapy she has to offer. In addition, be sure to talk with the great WON staff about natural pet products for your own pets!