Lucy Touresian has been sharing her knowledge on supplements and natural medicine with Malibu residents for over 15 years. Having the important values of health and wellness, Lucy share those passions with any customer who enters Vitamin Barn. Lucy shared with us how she began working at Vitamin Barn, her personal hobbies and her passion for skin care.
How long have you been working here for?
What do you love about Vitamin Barn that has kept you here for so long?
You know what I love is helping people, and I love to help with supplements and healing in the natural medicine world. Helping people and seeing people everyday is very satisfying.
Would you describe yourself as a people person?
How did you start working here?
I used to be a sales rep for one of the companies and that’s how I got introduced to the store. But I’ve been in this field for longer than twenty years. I used to work in the health field even before here.
What do you do outside of work?
Oh well I’m a married woman, what do I do, gosh I take care of my home as a wife, I try to stay active and healthy and we have a lab so we hike a lot. I love to cook healthy food and I juice at home. I spend a lot of time in my home with my family when I'm not here.
Tell me a little more about your background? Are you from the area?
I grew up in the San Fernando valley but I've lived here for 15 years. Now I live in Northridge and it is a little bit of a commute but that’s why I got a Prius! You know, so I can save some money. I have been driving here for years, it’s been so crazy.
Outside of work do you spend time in Malibu?
I try to go to the beach when I have time, you know I love it out here.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
That’s a hard one! I would say creative, I have a love for life, but that’s also more than three words, and zen.
You said “creative”, are you involved in the arts?
My passion is pottery, I’m taking some pottery classes. I am a beginner and just starting, it’s a lot harder than it looks. But It’s something I have always wanted to do. I get on the wheel and have messed up a few times but it’s fun and a little messy.
You said you are very “zen”, how does that play a role in your life?
I do yoga, I actually used to train in weight lifting but I stopped and now I just do yoga. I go to yoga works and I practice there, I love it.
What are your plans for the upcoming year?
My plan for the upcoming year is to definitely stay more focused on getting healthier because I’m getting older. I also want to help my parents more and spend more time with them because with the busy schedule that I have it's hard to be there and they are getting older too. The biggest of all, is try to save up some money; I want to buy a house. And I’m going to be looking into getting a labradoodle, next month hopefully. Adding one more member to the family!
If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
My other passion is skin care and I wish to oneday open a [medical] salon. That's what I love, skin care.
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
One thing that a lot of people don’t know is that I grew up in a family of music. My parents were international singers. I love music, I never pursued it. I decided to go into health care instead.