Welcome to our website.

We are Ron and Marilyn Birkenmeier and have been helping others become the best version of themselves they can be in all aspects of their lives for over 40 years.

We invite you to come inside our website to see who we are and let us know how we can be of service to you.


My Story


I worked as a Registered Nurse until our first son was born. We did the math on what it would cost for day Care; 40-minute commute each way to work at the hospital and juggling our lives around both of our work schedules, family and church activities as well and decided it would be so much better if I could work from home . . . ​ But what could I do from home?

Ron worked as a General Contractor with his office in our home. It was nice for him to work on bids and make phone calls from home after being out on jobs all day rather than staying at an outside office late into the evenings. We liked the convenience of working from home.

One day a family member asked us to try the Shaklee Vita Lea Multivitamins and within the first week we had already noticed a difference from our usual 1-A-Day Vitamins. . . . That's when we were curious about other products Shaklee had to help make our bodies and our homes more healthy.

We were excited about how we felt and wanted to tell everyone we met. We also learned there was an income opportunity where we could make money by telling others about these products that we now love. We had been looking for just the right "vehicle" to be of service to others, work from home and make as much income as we wanted to make. . . . The rest is the history of 40 years.

And the "history" has many, many stories about people who had looked for help but nothing had helped. . . . Until THEY met the benefits of the Shaklee products.

Our Shaklee Friends


We are a Network Marketing Company that focuses on building relationships FIRST . . . listening to people's needs and seeing if there is a fit with you and us.

We have been welcoming "Shaklee Friends" with open arms for over 40 years. Word-of-mouth brings people to us for so many reasons. This is a place where we come together for self-development, support, resources, etc.

My mission is to be and train others to be the 'Go-To-Girl" for HEALTH and WELLNESS. . . . Many people do not know where to go . . . who to trust . . . and who they can depend upon. . . And now they have found those attributes in us! Others may also want to do what I do at whatever level fits their lives and give back to society with their own talents. Perfect! This is what brings a magnificent relationship among like-minded people.

Our "Shaklee Friends" just want a real person behind the website, or the phone when they have something on their mind. And others are looking for a coach to help them attain their dreams by helping others look and feel better.

We are always anxious to meet more Shaklee Friends and we invite you to be one of them.

Our Contact information is at the bottom of the page. We would love to hear from you.

We also have a Hubsite where you can access more helpful information and sign up for our Wellness Center. . . . another resource in addition to the Shaklee website. . . .It's a perfect way to learn how to have your very own Shaklee business online. Enter this address to access the website: www.MarilynAndRon.com

We offer NUMEROUS benefits to all of our Shaklee Friends:

1. Free E-Newsletter upon request once we have your email address. And an invitation to join our Wellness Center for still another resource of valuable health-related articles.

2. Savings of 15% off Retail when becoming a Shaklee Member or Distributor.

If you are interested in EXTRA CASH then becoming a Distributor offers you an opportunity for an in-home business with quality products and a company with an impeccable reputation. Could it be just what you have been praying for?

3. Marilyn offers personalized service by phone, email, one-on-one, or many of the Social aspects like Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

There are many Facebook Live presentations on all sorts of topics that you might find interesting.

Our "magic word" is "GOLD" and that is the acronum for Giving Options to Life's Dreams . . . ​ is a great way to make a living. It can provide a wonderful lifestyle and is a great way to help others obtain the lifestyle they want.

One of the great things about Shaklee is that I get to work with some amazing people… people like YOU who soon are our FRIENDS FOR LIFE!

We have met and are still meeting every day . . . people from all walks of life – some work in Corporate America; others work from home and from all over the Country . . . and all over the world.

Some of our friends LOVE their work in the public sector and do their Shaklee business on the side for extra income to pay student loans, have extra cash for travel, etc.

Others are nearing retirement and want to retire but are not sure how it will feel when they are no longer needed in their position at work but do not know how else to continue to use their skills after retirement.

But there is a common denominator…we’re all guided by some key principles:

  • WE​ do what’s right.
  • WE see the big picture.
  • WE recycle.
  • WE are coachable.
  • WE keep it real.
  • WE see beyond obstacles.
  • WE put “we” above “me.”
  • WE succeed by dedicating ourselves to the dreams of others.
  • WE love helping you become the person you were born to be. ​

My Trips

Like a lot of people, I decided to build a business with Shaklee because I love the products. It’s easy for me to share something I already love with others. Why not get paid to do it, right? ​ And once I got started, I learned that if I put in the effort, I could earn INCREDIBLE trips on top of the cash bonuses I make.

Our very first trip paid for by Shaklee was to San Francisco for the New Supervisor Convention many years ago. They paid for our air fare, paid for our hotel for 3 days and took us on a fabulous tour of the Shaklee Research Center, a tour of San Francisco, lavish dinners, training sessions and the Shaklee Home Team helped us feel so welcome and appreciated. We met so many other wonderful new friends from all over the country and we KNEW this is what we wanted to do for the rest of our lives. This event is now referred to as the New Directors Conference and it is really quite simple to qualify for this outstanding trip.

Every year there is a Global Conference and anyone is welcome to attend this energizing event. Last year the Conference was in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace. This year due to the Covid Virus the Conference will be held digitally. All Shaklee Members and their families are welcome to attend this Conference. ​ There are also 2 very special INCENTIVE trips every year for those who qualify with a certain number of points. Shaklee ALWAYS treats you like royalty on the trips. (This year the trips are on hold due to the Covid Virus but will return next year.)

There is only one thing that tops going on a Shaklee trip . . . and that is . . . bringing someone else along!

Want to go with us on Shaklee’s next trip?Let's talk.


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