The New Hydration

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Imagine - In the sea of so called healthy beverages, a brand actually created by health professionals to deliver meaningful amounts of the nutrients your body needs most.  A purpose driven company where real health value is the standard and Global Impact is a priority.
Welcome to the new hydration...Welcome To Shine.

We create superior beverages that promote optimum health using the power of natural ingredients. 

Shine Water provides the vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals you need without the addition of sugar or artificial ingredients. Each nutrient in Shine is carefully chosen based on nutritional science and delivered in amounts that matter with naturally delicious flavor. As a mission driven company, we impact people  beyond our distribution footprint. A portion of Shine Water sales are donated to our social partner One World Health to help treat micro nutrient deficiencies in families living in Africa and Central America.

Born in Charleston, SC | Made in the U.S.A.

 
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Global Impact

Fuel Your Life, Change Theirs

For every bottle of ShineWater sold, we donate a portion of sales to OneWorld Health to help provide life saving vitamins to children in Africa and Central America.

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Team

 
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Angel French
Chief Development Officer

As early as can be documented Angel has been a people person, so it was no surprise when she graduated from The University of North Carolina with a Communications degree with an emphasis on Journalism and Public Relations. She spent the next few years following graduation as an International Flight Attendant with United Airlines, continuing to hone her superior communication and problem solving skills. After settling down in Charleston, she became a Real Estate salesperson; working in both residential and commercial operations as an advisor and researcher. After she and Phillip had children, Angel began to more actively embrace the importance of healthy eating habits and prevention over medicine. She is inspired by nature and finds beauty in the simplicity of fruits and vegetables grown in the backyard or found at the local farmers market. And it was that interest that helped inspire the unparalleled ingredient formula for Shine.

Interacting with customers has been one of the biggest perks of her journey, and Angel believes there really is nothing better than hearing from a mom or athlete that Shine has had a positive impact on their life and that of their families.


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Phillip Davis, MD
Founder

The path of an entrepreneur is paved with grit, hard work, an extreme determination- and sometimes a bureaucratic beginning…

It was while learning to become a physician at the Medical University of SC in Charleston that Phillip witnessed firsthand the great impact diet and lifestyle have on individual and public health. During residency, Phillip noticed his own blood pressure and cholesterol reaching unhealthy levels and took action. After making simple dietary changes like avoiding ironically unhealthy hospital cafeterias and embracing more plant-based foods, he began feeling better and his own health improved. This sparked new ideas, an interest in disease prevention and wellness over pharmacotherapy and ultimately a radically different career path for a physician.

Dr. Davis ultimately accepted a position at the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research where he spent 10 productive years learning from some of our nation’s brightest scientific minds. While working as an FDA physician, the passion he felt to be a part of the wellness revolution and combat our country’s growing obesity and chronic disease epidemic was never far from his mind. With that reality as a driving force, Dr. Davis found his true calling as a physician entrepreneur focused on providing healthier alternatives to the numerous sugar and artificial ingredient filled beverages on the market today. Harnessing his medical and scientific expertise combined with a self-taught knowledge of nutrition, he developed Shine Water to deliver meaningful amounts of the nutrients that people need most. One thing is for certain, this entrepreneur’s story is as unique as the flavor and formula in a cold bottle of Shine.


Advisors

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Bob Burke

As a consultant since 1998, Bob Burke provides assistance in bringing natural, organic and specialty products to market across most classes of trade. This includes work in strategic planning, writing sales, marketing and business plans, budgeting, pricing, building distribution, broker selection and management, organizational development, strategic options, financing, branding, trade spending management, US market entry plans for international companies and assistance around M&A, due diligence and venture strategy groups. He is also the co-author and co-publisher of the Natural Products Field Manual, Eighth Edition and The Sales Manager’s Handbook. Prior to consulting, Bob was with Stonyfield Farm Yogurt for 11 years as Vice President, Sales & Corporate Development and Vice President, Marketing & Sales. He has held marketing positions with Colombo, Inc. and Sperry Top-Sider. He received an MBA from Babson College. For Bob’s full bio and additional information on Natural Products Consulting, click here.

 
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Kelly Matthews

As the Store Team Leader at Whole Foods Charleston and with 38 years of grocery retail experience, Kelly Mathews knows the natural/organic food and beverage space. Kelly and his team manage hundreds of brands for Whole Foods Market and have seen the challenges and successes of startup brands navigating the natural channel to gain distribution. Under his leadership, Whole Foods Charleston remains one of the most profitable stores in the entire nation and is viewed by the corporate executive leadership as a model for the future. Kelly is highly respected by both the Charleston Whole Foods team and the global leadership in Austin.

 
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Rod Hildebrant

Rod Hildebrant grew up on a farm in rural Michigan, he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Central Michigan University in Management. Hildebrant spent 40 years leading some of the Nations largest home health and hospice companies. Today, he and his family develop historic buildings in Michigan and adapt them to multi-use. Additionally he serves on the Board of Directors of Mati Energy, Advisory Board for Beatbox Beverage, as well as many community organizations.

 
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Paul Lowenthal

From 1987 until December 2016, Paul Lowenthal was CEO, President, and owner of Southern Audio Visual, a provider of audio visual equipment and comprehensive support services focused primarily on events in the hospitality sector. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Paul attended FSU, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Political Science, with post graduate work at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A CPA in the State of Florida, Paul is an active member of multiple Board’s including the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Florida State University’s National Board of Director’s for the Seminole Boosters, Inc., Camillus House for the homeless, and Coral Gables Community Foundation. In addition, Paul is an investor in BeatBox Beverages, a portable party punch beverage, and Dream Water, a natural sleep aid.

 
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Ansley Capital

The Ansley Capital team are trusted strategic and financial advisors with an extensive network of industry contacts and capital sources. They provide banking and consultative services to small and middle market health IT and services companies by leveraging operational expertise to optimize enterprise value, locate investors and facilitate transactions. AC also has deep experience in the healthcare network management space through their sister company Employers Healthcare Network, which connects employees of middle and large size corporations (including Whole Foods Market) with the best available healthcare providers.