Coupleprenuers Demario McIlwain and Dawn Nicole, who describe themselves as misfits of mainstream, combined their businesses and love in the Summer of 2016 to create the perfect Secret Sauce for Success.
Demario, a 10 year Army Veteran, served as an Automated Logistical Specialist (92a) in the U.S. Military, while moonlighting by nights and weekends as a performing lead musician who toured internationally.
Dawn Nicole, a Portfolio Management Professional (P.M.P.) & Certified Scrum Master (C.S.M), spent 19 years in corporate leadership while moonlighting as a creative performing arts director writing and producing songs, plays, independent films, and novels.
These anomalies in the couples' individual success stories are what is meant by "misfits of mainstream", in that while the pair always excelled in mainstream missions, they both approached every challenge, task or proposition from an atypical, different perspective, driven by the combination of their passions, skills, and talents.
This ambidextrous vantage point used by the couple seemed to result in giving each of them a more competitive advantage or "Secret Sauce" that was worth exploring further once the two joined forces.