It’s true. Members were getting busy at this year’s annual conference in Tucson, Arizona….obtaining certifications, of course (what were you thinking, eh hem??). This year, 53 soapers achieved 58 soapmaking certifications ranging from Basic Melt & Pour to Advanced Cold Process/Hot Process.
Without further ado, our latest and greatest certified soapmakers are:
|Basic Cold Process/Hot Process Soapmakers|
|Alicia Villacorta||Jessica Eveleigh|
|Amy Bryce||Jodi Chen|
|April Cardona||John S. Ykinionty|
|Audra Weisenberger||Joyce Smith|
|Brenda Kasztelan||Karen Harvey|
|Christina Wheeler||Kiyoko Puyaoan|
|Cynthia Carrasco||Kirsten Nagashima|
|Debbie Deupree||Kristina Nanninga|
|Deborah Bruijn||Leanne Laboy|
|Denise Jackson-Gunter||Marilyn Plummer|
|Ester Bautro||Omitade Adediran|
|Francis Cullen||Patricia Monk|
|Gates Councilor||Philip Olive|
|Heather Folks-Lambart||Priscilla Dufilho|
|Heidi Warren||Raymond Martin|
|Heidi Jaynes||Regina Bauscher|
|Holly Mackley||Sam Swerdlen|
|Jane Leebeck||Sherry Matranga|
|Janet Tietz||Sue Robertson|
|Janet Vallego||Susanne Gamble|
|Jeanette Marquis||Theresa Novoa|
|Jennifer Chaloux||Vivian Salas|
|Jennifer Katehos||Yvonne Bernard|
|Basic Melt & Pour Soapmakers||Advanced Cold Process/Hot Process Soapmakers|
|Maria Rios||Heidi Jaynes|
|Holley Mackley||Ester Bautro|
|Janet Vallego||Karen Harvey|
|Heidi Warren||Jennifer Hofmann|
Of course, members aren’t restricted to taking certification exams at an annual conference (log in for information on proctored exams), but it’s a darn convenient place to take them, as long as you didn’t karaoke too much the night prior to the exam or overwhelm your brain from the first full day of conference activities (always a danger). The two testing slots offered this year kept our Certification Chair Barb De Los Santos and her judging committee busily grading exams and soaps.
Members, we’ll let you know once your certification information is available online. Also look forward to your pictures soon, for those of you who took them.
We will offer certification testing slots again next year in Indianapolis at the 2015 Annual Conference (pssst, don’t forget, you have until the end of the month – a scant 12 or so days – to score the lowest registration rates), so if you were pondering it at this past conference, sign up now!
Congratulations again to all of our newly certified soapmakers. You guys rock!