McDermott Ian & Vaula
Ian & Vaula McDermott
'Although Amway was an expanding company in Australia in the late 1980's, I didn't know anything about it,'' Vaula explains. ''While I was studying at the university, I learned about network marketing, and I liked what I heard. The professor was positive about i-Commerce; he had nothing but good things to say about it. ''Then,'' she continues, ''I learned that Amway was the top company in i-Commerce. That's when my search for a sponsor began.'' When Vaula graduated from the university, she began managing a dental practice. Ian was a police officer working 80 hours per week. When Vaula learned that one of the dentists was in Amway she wasted no time hinting that she and her husband were looking for long range opportunities. Of course the dentist introduced her to Amway. The McDermotts retired from their jobs within two and half years of the time they started. They reached Diamond in 1994. Now they reap the benefits of being full time parents. ''Do you have any idea of how I feel,'' Ian asks rhetorically, ''when I attend Travis's sporting events or his concerts and I'm the only father there.?'' ''I'm from Finland'' Vaula shares. '' Recently all of us visited my big family there. We could never have afforded the expense and the time off from work if it weren't for this business.''