Mark of Distinction Award

The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) stands for trust and integrity, and promotes the development of leaders who can evoke inspiration in others. Each member company relies on their Independent Sales Consultants to promote and represent their products and opportunity with the highest level of trust and integrity that the DSA demands. Each member company relies on its leaders to mentor and inspire others to achieve greatness. We would like to recognize those individuals that are steadfast examples of these most important qualities within our industry.

2021 Recipients

Kristen McBride, Independent Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics. Involved in a car accident at the age of 20, which left her a quadriplegic, Kristen’s can-do attitude is an inspiration to her team and embodies the principles of Mary Kay’s founder. Starting out as a customer and moving into the role of Sales Director, she has developed a strong customer base and has consistently ranked in the Top Ten of Personal Sales. Admired by her customers, team and other leaders in Canada, Kristen has inspired countless members of the sales force through her determination, positive attitude and leadership. Mary Kay is now her full-time career and one that she continues to thrive in and be successful at. Seta Der Artinian and Hubert Krause, Executive Diamond Directors, USANA Health Sciences.   Seta Der Artinian and Hubert Krause have been with USANA Health Sciences since it launched in Canada over 25 years ago. They have dedicated their lives to promoting USANA and the industry. They founded USANA in Quebec and Germany and are also winners of USANA’s prestigious Dr. Wentz Vision award. They provide mentorship and motivation to the field through keynote speeches at USANA events and Hubert has also authored a book on the basics of network marketing called You Can Do It. Seta will also be releasing a book on women in network marketing shortly.

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Past Recipients

Name Year Company
Garry and the late Kimberley Coles 2020 Amway Canada
Rena Nong Ren 2019 USANA Health Sciences
Serge and Michelle Vallée 2018 Amway Canada
Darlene Long 2017 Unicity Canada, Ltd.
Deana Lloyd 2016 Arbonne International Canada
Marcia Grobety 2016 Mary Kay Cosmetics, Ltd.
Debby Richardson 2015 PartyLite Gifts, Ltd.
Yali Ma 2014 NuSkin Canada
Elaine Matson 2013 Creative Memories Canada
Angie Stoker 2012 Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.