RM Barry Publications is a niche-market publisher of books, audio, video, booklets and pamphlets all about the wellness revolution. We focus on educating the public about toxins in household cleaning products and educating Melaleuca Inc. customers about Melaleuca's product uses.
Meet Richard Barry
Richard Barry joined Melaleuca in 1991. He and his wife, Tina, achieved Director III status gradually working part-time before Richard decided to dedicate himself to publishing. Working in the chemical industry, Richard developed a keen interest in the health effects of toxic chemicals, many of which appear in common household products. Richard's first pamphlet, Let's Stop Poisoning Our Children! quickly became very popular and RM Barry Publications was born. This first pamphlet has now sold well over 2 million copies!
Richard was further inspired in 1996 by a conversation with Frank VanderSloot, Melaleuca's president and CEO, and quickly established relationships with authors Dr. Clark Hansen and Debra Lynn Dadd to begin the process of expanding his company's line of publications.
In 1996, Richard got the idea for a book about the Melaleuca company history. Over the years, he had collected information from various sources on the history of the company, and the background of Frank VanderSloot. Everything he learned convinced him further that there was something special about this company, and the story needed to be told — especially for those who were new to Melaleuca. After almost two years of research and numerous drafts, Built on Solid Principles, The Melaleuca Story was finally published in 1998.
Richard has self-published a Christmas book! It's called The Shepherds' Prayer—A Christmas Novel. The book is available in hardcover and audio book versions.
Richard lives with his wife and five children in Englewood, Colorado.
Meet Debra Lynn Dadd
Debra Lynn Dadd
Author of Let's Stop Poisoning Our Children! (booklet)
Since self-publishing her first book in 1982, Debra has been a pioneering consumer advocate, addressing how our consumer and lifestyle choices affect our health and the environment. She has written seven books, including Home Safe Home. She has been interviewed on numerous local television and radio shows in major markets across the country. Her national appearances include the Today show, Geraldo, CNN, and NPR. She has been featured in articles appearing in USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and many local newspapers.