We all have hobbies that we develop over time. Maybe for you it’s a love of landscaping, for others possibly it’s a sport, or if you’re anything like us, it’s heating and cooling. Just like we enjoy working to keep you cozy throughout the year, we also love helping others pursue their passions to become experts.
Recently, we finished 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. Submissions 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 picked from a group of judges, the public voted through Facebook and now, Mike and Jillian are foraging all around New York and Massachusetts to visit with artisan farmers, a dairy farm and even a distillery.
Make sure to look at the video above and follow them on their journey!
We realize that heating and cooling may not be everyone’s passion, but it is certainly a passion of ours to give back to communities like Albany. 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 collect wild plants and foods from nature.
This fall, they’ll hit the road for the first stint of their trip. Mike & Jillian will be going around New York and Massachusetts meeting small artisan farmers, checking out 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 every step of the way.
In January 2016, we’ll head out to California for the second part of their adventure.
Like us on Facebook and Pinterest so you can follow Mike and Jillian on their big journey.