Meet Our Staff
My name is Michelle and I am the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Cedar Mountain Candle. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. I think the saying goes something like that!
Growing up in rural West Virginia and raised on a farm, working hard during the day and enjoying a nice bonfire night runs in my blood. Around 2005 (give or take a year or so), I met a guy that would change my whole world. I moved to Georgia and married the man of my dreams who would take me on an epic journey of being a military spouse. I had to begin learning life all over again: away from family and life-long friends, while adapting to deployments and all the craziness that goes along with a military lifestyle.
I have always been independent (and stubborn) by nature, but this journey has certainly given strength to my backbone. While I 10,000% support my husband in every step of the way, I wanted a career of my own. I was a banker before I moved to Georgia, and I have carried that career with me for 17 years. Along with co-owning Cedar Mountain Candle, I am the SVP of Business Integration & Strategies Manager for Bank of America. Between it all, she still finds time to pack up her “kids” (two rottweilers) and head off to Cedar Mountain, in Southern Utah. Afterall, it is her favorite place to be!
Hi, I’m IV. Well, ok let’s clarify one thing that everyone always asks: Why IV? My real name is Franz Workman IV (the fourth). So instead of going by Franz, I have always been called IV. Now that we got that straight, I’m also the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Cedar Mountain Candle. I was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia and worked on a friend's hay farm while growing up, but never in a million years believed that one day I would be making candles. But more on that later.
With my eye on a pretty little girl named Michelle, I made a tough decision to join the Air Force in 2005 and became a helicopter flight engineer on HH-60G Pavehawks. My mission is combat search and rescue, which in my 15 years of service has involved everything from hurricane evacuations from Ike and Gustov in Texas to rescuing wounded soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, and everything else in between.
The military has moved Michelle and I from Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia to now living in Las Vegas, Nevada and stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. While living in Las Vegas has been great, it never really scratched the itch to enjoy the mountains again. That is until we started exploring Utah. From there, we discovered Cedar Mountain and we felt right back at home. So when we decided to start the candle company, Cedar Mountain Candle was born.
Of course standing right beside me has been my amazing wife, and together, we have been tackling the world. We balance a life in the Active Duty Air Force, an executive with Bank of America, and of course Cedar Mountain Candle. Together we absolutely deliver the most amazing candles. Our country roots show in each and every candle that we make. From the designs that we create and the scents that we choose, it has our little touch home in everyone of them.
My name is Anya and I am a Candle Maker for Cedar Mountain Candle. I’m a senior in high school. I was born and raised in Vegas, but home for me is Minnesota. I love traveling and photography, and making candles is so much fun.
My name is Catherine, and I'm a Shipping Specialist for Cedar Mountain Candle. I grew up in Idaho and graduated from college in Washington. I moved to Vegas two years ago, so I'm still new to the area. I love hiking and seeing what the city has to offer.
My name is Jamal and I am the Marketing Specialist for Cedar Mountain Candle. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and I was heavily influenced by the local music scene and the do-it-yourself nature of the scene there. I recently moved to Las Vegas during the pandemic in July 2020 to be closer to extended family. I am an alumni of Salem State University (MA) with a Master of Education degree in Higher Education in Student Affairs. I also obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at Aurora University (IL). I love combining my passion for the arts and education with marketing by delivering a company’s message through compelling visuals and engaging content.
Hi, my name is Kayla and I’m a Candle Maker for Cedar Mountain Candle. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I recently started with Cedar Mountain and am so excited to be a part of this amazing team and grow with the company!
My name is Kaylee and I am a Shipping Specialist for Cedar Mountain Candle. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have worked here for quite a while and have loved watching this place grow month by month. There is no place I would rather work!
My name is Sara and I am a Shipping Specialist for Cedar Mountain Candle. I’m originally from Ohio, but I have lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for 7 years. I’m the newest addition to the team and love working here. I can’t wait to watch the company grow more and get to experience it with them.
My name is Skylar and I am the Production Manager for Cedar Mountain Candle. I was born and raised in Las Vegas; with dreams of someday moving to a place where I can have my own land and am surrounded by nature. The outdoors is where I feel the most like myself. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology with hopes to gain a Masters in a field related to Counseling/Therapy. This company is my second home and I love ensuring that everyone gets the best products we have to offer!