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Stacy & Barry Miller

Sea Love Founders

We are a husband-and-wife team who love making & creating and adore the lifestyle of coastal living. When not making candles with our crew, we love spending time with our grandsons, Cruz and Henry, walking the beaches with our two fur babies, Chewbacca & Cleo, and exploring our beautiful coastal towns in New England.

Stacy started making candles in her basement in 2017 because Barry has asthma. After learning most common candles on the market are filled with toxic paraffin wax bases, she started experimenting with natural waxes. After a year of making candles as a craft for herself and her friends, paired with feeling that her career path was not meeting her desire to help people, Stacy came up with the idea of Sea Love; a company that blended her loves (the sea and clean burning candles!), with a passion to help promote living a healthier lifestyle and giving back with environmental consciousness.

We are now entrepreneurs who work side by side together and have turned a passion project into a life we love -- and we would love to welcome you into the Sea Love family!

Lorraine DeVaux

Marketing Director

Lorraine joined Sea Love with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of marketing for businesses large and small. She will be your right-hand marketing resource as you get your business up and running. She'll work with you to ensure you have everything you need for a successful launch and ongoing growth including a robust website and strong social media presence.

Melissa Lake

Franchise Success Manager

Melissa has a passion for innovation and a keen eye for detail. Her commitment to continuously enhancing offerings and expanding our reach to help build strong, collaborative relationships with Sea Love franchise partners, ensuring you have the support and resources you need. Her expertise and vision will help guide you through every step of starting your business through the exciting buildout process to proudly opening your doors, driving sustained growth & success for you and your business beyond.



Jenna is a creative problem solver, loves live music, has a degree in project management, and has built and led field coach teams for franchise brands across the US, UK, and Canada. With 18+ years of experience in franchise operations, Jenna has supported hundreds of franchisees, including training and supporting 100+ new location openings for emerging & established brands.


Operations Specialist

Heather Morin

Production Manager

Michelle Schaffer

Production Assistant


Production Assistant

Meet Our Franchisees

Hear in their own words why they love Sea Love.

Rachael Salamon

Sea Love in Freeport Maine

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Lori Dennehy

Sea Love in Portsmouth NH

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Shefali Patel

Sea Love in Naperville, Ilinois

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Latossa Rukuni

Sea Love in Vinings, GA


Melissa Monge & Sarah Brown

Sea Love in Hilton Head SC

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Erik and Heather Feus

Sea Love in Dunedin FL

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Jennifer Carlson and Theresa Johnson

Sea Love in Virginia Beach
(coming soon!)

John Benintendi

Sea Love in Liberty Township Ohio (coming soon!)

Joni Evans

Sea Love in Marion IA (coming soon!)

Suzanne Ciotta

Sea Love in Louisville Kentucky (coming soon!)

Tina Smagala

Sea Love in Fort Myers FL
(coming soon!)

Lydia Kickliter

Sea Love in Asheville NC
(coming soon!)



I always felt I had a creative side that I was trying to find an outlet for. In my spare time I would paint, sculpt, bake and even try to invent. I believe all that led me to the idea of wanting to own a candle bar. I brought my sister Jennifer in with me and we fell in love with Sea Love’s concept of making lasting creative memories with family and friends. In an environment that is so inviting and relaxing.

Theresa Johnson
Virginia Beach VA

What drew me to Sea Love was the idea of making one’s own specialized candle in a very nice relaxing, stress free environment. I am not generally a risk taker but when I met the wonderful members of the Sea Love team, I was overjoyed with the friendliness and welcoming nature. If I would have gotten any other type of feeling from meeting the team, I would not have taken the step to join the team; they are truly wonderful people.

John Benintendi
Liberty Township OH

When the opportunity to open a Sea Love Candle Bar and Boutique with my sister presented itself, it was an easy decision to make. I love family, the ocean, and wonderful smelling candles! I am excited to work side-by-side with my sister with a brand that I am so passionate about. It truly is a special and rewarding experience being apart of the Sea Love team.

Jennifer Carlson
Virginia Beach VA

Stacy, Barry, Lorraine and the rest of the Sea Love team were so welcoming, and made the process of building out and launching my location smooth and easy. Starting your own business is never easy and requires a lot of trial and error. What is nice about buying a franchise such as Sea Love is that many tools and processes are given to you so you do not have to reinvent the wheel. Opening a Sea Love
franchise has been a great business decision that we have made for ourselves. 

Melissa Monge
Hilton Head SC

When speaking with Barry, Stacy and the Sea
Love team, you really get the idea that what they have created is like a family. They are always there to help, support and answer any questions you may have. They truly want you to succeed. We also LOVED the idea that the candles are clean. Sea Love is about health but it also offers beauty and a cozy, loving home sanctuary.

Jordan and Suzanne
Louisville KY