Meet the Owners
Co-founders Dave Sandoval and Amy Venner-Hamdi set out on a mission to make raw, natural foods accessible and affordable for everyone. They started small, making only a few products, with clean superfoods from hand-selected, organic farmers. Dave researched and formulated, while Amy obtained GMP certifications and nurtured operations, and their business grew - from a 1,200 square foot facility to our new fully-automated 40,000 square foot facility in Southern California.
22 years later, their commitment to quality has not wavered as the product line has multiplied.
The business-pair continue to be passionately involved with each department at Purium, to ensure the Core Values of the company are always upheld.
DAVE SANDOVAL: Co-founder & Visionary
Dave Sandoval is a best-selling author of The Green Foods Bible, wellness expert, whole-foods nutrition advocate, environmentalist, disease prevention activist and a true innovator. He has dedicated his life to providing whole, raw, green food products to the world and educating the masses about the importance of nutrition. Dave continues to research and share his findings at guest lectures and The Dave Sandoval Academy of Learning.
I hear it all the time. “I need to get in shape fast!” And it’s usually followed up with something like, “I have two weeks to lose weight without losing energy and I don’t want to do anything extreme…Can you help?” Phew, that’s a tall order. But since we designed our 10-Day program, tens of thousands of people have lost weight and pushed their bodies to peak performance. More importantly, we have seen most of our customers transition from short-term results to long-term lifestyle changes. We can help you reach your goals. Take the journey with us – your body will love you for it!
AMY VENNER-HAMDI: Co-founder & President
Amy Venner-Hamdi has been in the nutrition industry for more than 20 years and has been involved in sales, customer service, purchasing, administration and manufacturing. However, it was her perspective as a mother of two young children that deepened her commitment to health and inspired her to launch the Million Mom Movement.
“It can be challenging to take care of ourselves in the midst of daily chaos. We get so busy taking care of everyone else that we forget about the most important person-until we burn-out. I’ve learned that the only way to get through the hard times is to take a step back for self-care. If we are not at our personal best, how can we truly ‘be there’ for all of the people and responsibilities in our lives? Purium’s Core3 programs make it easy to prioritize your health without disrupting your whole day! Take that first step. Love yourself better…and you will be able to love others better too.”