Meet Santiago, a PURE Independent Business Owner and Navy veteran. He joined PURE in August 2018 because he liked the products, but he was even more attracted by the company’s philosophy of reaching out and helping others.
Santiago grew up in Miami, Florida. After graduating high school, he did basic training and boot camp, spending time in Virginia Beach training to be an Operation Specialist. He then went on to join the Pre-commissioning Detachment crew in San Diego, California to commission the USS Essex (LHD-2). On board this massive amphibious ship, Santiago operated radar, navigation and communications equipment in the combat information center and on the ship’s bridge.
At the end of his naval career, Santiago was deployed in the western Pacific where he got to visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Australia. After serving four years in the Navy, Santiago returned to civilian life attending school to study marketing and advertising.
Santiago and his wife both enjoy helping others with the PURE opportunity and products, especially veterans, first responders and families who are currently serving in the U.S. Santiago said, “If you are a veteran and enjoy helping others, I would recommend talking to a PURE IBO about trying the products and/or becoming an IBO themselves and joining the community to reach others.”
One important lesson he learned during his time in the Navy was the importance of physical fitness in daily life. To stay fit, Santiago meets up regularly with other veterans and civilians to participate in ruck hikes, marching long distances over varied terrain while carrying a weighted (40-60 lbs.) pack. He is also involved with GORUCK, an organization that leads coordinated events led by veterans of the Special Operations community to help transition military to the civilian world.
To support his health in addition to physical exercise, Santiago uses the GPS product line. He states, “The events offered by GORUCK require a high level of fitness and endurance, and products by PURE have given me the edge to participate at my age. My favorite product from PURE has to be GPS Adapt. It helps me combat mental and physical fatigue.”
Santiago, and other veterans, have given so much and deserve that type of support in return. Here at PURE, we proudly support all veterans and active military. Help veterans and their families by going here where you will find resources to offer support.