PITCH COMPETITION JUDGE | Michelle Czarka, Creator & Proprietor, Pantry Products

Michelle M. Czarka is the creator and proprietor of Pantry Products, a Reno-based modern apothecary handcrafting 100% all-natural skin-, body- and personal care products. In 2015, following a lifetime of creating and crafting and 20 years in corporate Marketing and Communications, Michelle, a self-titled accidental entrepreneur, accidentally founded Pantry Products after a night of crafting products for friends and family. The wellness brand sprouted to life as a healthy alternative to the chemical-filled products found in today's global marketplace. Employing clean, simple, and easy-to-pronounce items (most of which can be found in your kitchen pantry), Michelle and her team concoct, blend, package and sell over 80 products in their retail location in downtown Reno as well as10 stockists in the Reno/Tahoe area and Las Vegas. Michelle also serves as a wellness educator both through her retail outlets as well as workshops hosted in and around Reno. Michelle, a proud Detroit, MI. native and a proud Reno resident, moved out to Lake Tahoe in 2005 and she has spent the last 12 years building upon her love for arts, entertainment, culture, and recreation. She shares her teeny home in Reno's West of Wells district with a white ball of fluff named Lou and a neurotic cat who sometimes answers to Emma.