We all have passions that we develop throughout our lives. For some it may be a love of landscaping, for others it could be a sport, or if you’re anything like us, it’s heating and cooling. Just like we have a great time working to keep you comfy throughout the year, we also love helping others pursue their passions to become experts.
Recently, we wrapped up our “Experts Creating Experts” contest in which we gave away $25,000 to get expertise and education in one area you are most passionate about. Entries ranged from lifelong dreams of becoming a chef to creating a line of children’s books to encourage. The Grand Prize winners, Mike and Jillian, entered to become expert foragers, collecting wild plants and foods from nature. After being one of five finalists selected from a panel of judges, the public voted through Facebook and now, Mike and Jillian are foraging all around New York and Massachusetts to learn with artisan farmers, a dairy farm and even a distillery.
Take a few moments to check out the video above and follow them on their trip!
We realize that heating and cooling likely isn’t everyone’s passion, but it is definitely a passion of ours to give back to communities like Ocala. After all, you have helped make us the heating and cooling experts in this neck of the woods. And for that, we thank you.
Mike and Jillian won $25,000 in Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s Experts Creating Experts Contest so they could become expert foragers. Foragers gather wild plants and foods from nature.
This fall, they’ll head out for the first part of their trip. Mike & Jillian will be traveling around New York and Massachusetts meeting small artisan farmers, visiting the High Lawn Farms Dairy, working at the first legal distillery in the Berkshires since Prohibition and learning about extracts from a company in business for 125 years. They’ll even forage for mushrooms. And we’ll be with them, sharing their adventures with you along the way.
In January 2016, we’ll head out to California for the other part of their adventure.
Like us on Facebook and Pinterest so you can follow Mike and Jillian on their great journey.