Your Noonday Ambassador is Paige Knudsen
My name is Paige Knudsen & I’m so excited to begin this new adventure with Noonday Collection.
I was a pediatric nurse for the last 20 years practicing primarily in pediatric oncology and telephone triage. I made a big step in the fall of 2011 & began my own photography business. One of the things I really wanted to do was use a portion of each session fee and give back to another organization. Noonday Collection was one of the companies I chose. I purchased the acai rope necklace and the embira seed bracelet and began wearing these while on location. I loved wearing these to my sessions & explaining to my client that a portion of their fee would be going back to a company such as Noonday to support another artisan by providing a pathway out of poverty. Everyone loves to feel that they are doing something good , something good for another person.
Winter of 2011 I began to pray that the Lord would guide me as I chose another vocation to help support our family. Noonday seemed the perfect fit. I love the mission of Noonday. I quickly fell in love with Jessica, the founder, and her contagious passion and enthusiasm for restoring dignity for people in countries that I couldn’t even find on a map. I wanted to expand my world vision. I want to do something purposeful and intentional with my gifts and my time. We are called to love the orphans and the widows.
I was widowed in 1996 when my once very healthy athletic husband died of cancer. My three daughters were all under the age of three at that time. While my situation was never one of extreme poverty, I do know how it feels to feel alone and vulnerable. Working with Noonday allows each of us to rise up and help widows provide for their children.
My daughters are grown now, my oldest is a college freshman. The Lord sent another godly man into our world, a love story that only the Lord could orchestrate. He was actually a groomsman in my first wedding & loved my first husband like a brother. We now have 4 daughters who love the Lord.
I look forward to sharing Noonday with you. The handmade items are gorgeous & I believe the stories behind Noonday will resonate with you too.God Bless~