Jana Blankenship (coolest name ever, right?) is the multitasking mastermind behind one of our most beloved brands, Captain Blankenship. Every product she dreams up is inspired by time spent in nature, from the Hudson River Valley where she is based to the coast of Maine where she has spent summers since childhood, and they’re always made from pure, organic and wild crafted ingredients. Jana (pronounced Yah-na) is a super mom, super maker, and super inspiring woman - so much so that we thought a little chat was definitely in order. Read on to learn about why nature is so crucial to her process plus her take on how to achieve the ever elusive work-life balance.