Wendy Piersall

Nearly 20 years ago, Wendy Piersall was living out of her truck in rural Arizona. At one point, she had 30 dollars to her name, and nowhere to go but the Salvation Army. A few years later, she moved to Chicago, living in her parent’s basement as a single mom. It was then that she had the idea to start her first business, and with no entrepreneurial experience, she set up shop as Luna Art, creating children’s furniture and painting custom murals in residential homes. Although that first business didn’t last too long, it did put her back on the path of self-reliance and she was soon on her feet again. [+]