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A conversation with . . . Susan Ness

July 9, 2013

Susan Ness runs her own business, Windy Hill Vanilla. Pictured is Ness with her family. From left, Rebekah (14), Ness, Jessica (7), Cory, James (3) and Bethany (13). Photo contributed

COLUMBIA CITY — If you want something done, then do it yourself.

That’s how Whitley County resident Susan Ness ended up starting her own business, Windy Hill Vanilla.

Ness makes sure to incorporate her family, her faith and her “green” choices into her work.

She is a 1993 alumna of Whitko High School and long-time resident of Whitley County. She and her husband, Cory, have four children.

On top of it all, Ness finds time to volunteer with The Center for Whitley County Youth.

Below is a conversation Ness recently had with The Post & Mail.

The Post & Mail: What inspired you to start Windy Hill Vanilla?
Susan Ness:
“I wanted vanilla for personal baking. I made way more than I needed. I then added the bath and body products when the kids and I wanted to make lip balm for Christmas gifts. It kind of grew from there.”

P&M: Why go “green” with your products?
“I have thyroid issues, and I was trying to find ways that I could eliminate chemicals. I figured it wouldn’t be bad for me.”

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