Our Story

Back in December of 2001, my Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. Needless to say, the next 11 months, until my Mom passed away, were so difficult. The only time I really felt at peace, was when I would go to the beach for a run and see those gorgeous pelicans gliding above the ocean, so peacefully!

From that time on, whenever I felt like I needed peace in my life, I would head to the beach to see the pelicans!

Many years later, I started searching for something that I was really passionate about, something that I truly loved to do. I dabbled in woodworking, making signs and other crafty things, and whenever I went into my garage to work on something, I would always say “I’m going to Pelican Place.” It was my happy place where I felt at peace and a beautiful reminder of my mother. In 2019, I bought a starter kit to make candles and try something new. I LOVED IT! I started learning how to master the art of candle making. This was it! The passion I had been searching for. I started to give family and friends my candles, and they loved them. Their encouragement and my true passion pushed me to start my own business and with that, Pelican Place & Company was born.

After some time of just making candles, I thought, how cool would it be to make gift baskets and gift boxes, and include my candles in them. My idea was received very well and I have to say, I am loving every minute at Pelican Place & Company!!


With Love,