Carla Meine, Co-Founder of Salacia Farms

Carla_CroppedCarla Meine is the co-founder of Salacia Farms. As CEO her job is to run the business side of the farm. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t been seen working on the farm or making deliveries to our customers. As any entrepreneur will tell you while you’re getting a business up and running you may have one title but you wear several different hats.

She is also one of the founders of IdealShape which is a health & fitness company that uses a unique combination of meal replacement shakes, supplementation, nutrition, and exercise programs to create lasting weight loss results for their clients.

Prior to IdealShape she was the CEO of O’Currance Teleservices an inbound telemarketing company, that she founded in 1994. Thirteen years later O’Currance employed over 600 people with the majority of agents working from home offices.

In 2003 she was named Utah Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Consumer and Business Services category. She has been in the Utah Top 100 fastest growing companies for 5 years and was named Best of State for customer service/call center in 2004. She created one of Utah’s top 10 women owned businesses according to Utah Business Magazine; a title she held for nine straight years. Then, in 2009, she was named one of the “30 Women to Watch” by Utah Business magazine.

Carla has chaired the National Advisory Council at the Woodbury School of Business at UVU where she continues to be a member. She serves as an advisor to the Women Success Center at UVU. She has been member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and held the title of VP of Communications. In addition she has worked on WNET with the Salt Lake Chamber to mentor other women entrepreneurs.

She currently lives in Lindon with her husband, David. They have 7 children and 13 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, cycling, reading and playing with her grandchildren. One of her goals is to help others find their passion and explore the idea of starting their own company.

Michael “Gus” Gustman Co-Founder of Salacia Farms