|LOS Upline:||Gaffey, Vince & Alice|
The nearest source of supply was 3,000 miles away.
"In the largest state in the U.S. physical circumstances can be challenging, to say the least. Isolation, rugged terrain and severe winter weather combine to deter all but the hardiest. Sylvia Wolf is one of those. She is Alaska's pioneer, and her story is legend. As a housewife she wanted to earn extra income to help her husband, Dan. They were building a home in a new area, and a major medical problem for one of her children added another incentive for her to find a way to earn money without taking an outside job. "We faced every challenge the world provides," Sylvia recalls. Getting products was the largest physical business hurdle at the beginning. The nearest source of supply was 3,000 miles away. "If your business grew too fast, members would quit because they couldn't get what they ordered." To deal with that, she operated a warehouse for the Independent Business Owner for several years. But overcoming physical challenges was only part of the story. Sylvia's unwavering determination to realize her dreams made the difference. Today she and Dan enjoy "the ability to live where we want and manage our own time." That can include spending time with the grandchildren and spending quality time together."