Bo began making candles in 2021 after she broke her wrist playing hockey. Hence the name "Broken Wing Candles." She had dabbled in candle making as a Waldorf teacher dipping tapers. She started experimenting with soy candles last year, using local potter's vessels as well as ones that she found or folks gave her. She began working with Susie K and the lovely beeswax and bought her business this fall. She loves the whole process of melting and cleaning the wax, preparing the molds, and creating the candles. She has taken over the garage and has her studio there. She loves the gift of giving of candles, to her they symbolize a moment of stillness, being with friends or family and beauty.
She has lived in Mazama for 25 years with her husband Paul and their two kids, Jed and Cass. She came to the Methow as an Outward-Bound instructor and has worked as a baker at the Mazama Store, teacher at both the Lost River School and Community School, an aftercare teacher at MVSD, and swim coach and instructor. She also volunteers with the Let ‘Em Ride program and is on the Friends of the Pool board. She loves being in the natural world, laughing and being with dear friends and all sorts of games, playing hockey and of course, mountain lake swimming.