Founded in 2018, The Haute Wick Social quickly became a great place for friends to gather and create beautiful scented soy candles together.
Before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, I worked in Higher Education administration for 8 years at several different institutions. Working in college admissions is a very rewarding career, especially with first generation college bound students in West Virginia. After experiencing a toxic work environment, I started creating candles in my kitchen to help me recover and figure out my next chapter. Candles brought me a sense of peace and I wanted to share it with others. I had a vision to teach people how to create beautiful non-toxic soy candles. I made that vision reality on March 24, 2018 and started on this amazing journey. It's been incredible, even throughout these challenging times. The Haute Wick Social is more than a candle shop, it's a community. I'm proud of the partnerships I've developed with our wonderful non-profits in our region. We are members of the Doggy Day Out program at Little Victories Animal Rescue, hosting adoptable dogs at the shop for a day of fun away from the shelter. I've also had the privilege of hosting fundraisers and/or creating candles to benefit: Dress for Success River Cities, Little Victories Animal Rescue, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State, Recovery Point West Virginia, Huntington Pride and Lily's Place. .