Diamond Business Owner
Craig & Kara Loupelle
Former Diamonds


Inside story from Craig's office manager

From the 1988 Profiles of Success

From the 1997 Amagram

Web Profiles of success

On Sat, 17 Mar 2001 "Craig Loupelle" <***@quixnet.net>

scott---obviously you failed as an ibo/distributor but have found success in stealing other peoples dream . you missed it big fella , you see a dog chasing a rabbit don't know he's got flees .so i recommend some brand name tick & flee powder real soon.----signed flee-less

On Sat, 17 Mar 2001 22:51:11 -0500 "Craig Loupelle" <***@quixnet.net> writes:

thanx for the quick reply big fella.i really cannot waste any more of my time on this as obviously you can for 2 reasons 1.) i am a diamond in the Yager organization (in 23 months by the way by teaching people how to overcome thier shit not sit in it. and 2.) my Dad had an old saying that if you live next to an outhouse sooner or later you will start smelling like one and i am sure you and your group of thumb-sucking babies must need some serious diaper changes --fleeless

(Quixnet.net (1-877-225-1996) verified that the source e-mail address did belong to Mr. Loupelle)

The 23 month success story of Craig Loupelle from his employee and PSD direct.

(I have written Mr. Loupelle twice asking for his comments to this downline testimonial)

The original e-mail was sent to John Hoagland's site about one year ago. A site visitor informed me of the "testimonial" just after I posted the initial debate with Craig on my web site. The original letter is at: http://www.cocs.com/jhoagland/response2.html

Sure let's see if I what I can remember; Here's a list of things I had to deal with as an employee/personal friend and distributor because of their stupidity and total lack of responsibility towards their kids, bill, finances, friends former employers and pissed off distributors.

- I once had to fight with the bailiff who showed up to repossess the jeep. Craig had flown out of town to go to a Yager men only function. His wife had had her drivers license suspended due about $300 worth of unpaid fines and parking tickets. (which they could not afford to pay- even when they were in Diamond qualification). I was in my apartment sleeping because I had been up the night before sorting product for the next days pickup ($75,000 worth of cases of soap and Queen Cookware- Amway had a Double PV promo on Cookware for 6 months consecutive). In any case I had gotten up earlier and driven one of their children to school because Mother never drove the oldest child to school (she didn't even know how to get to school- but that's another child neglect story). In any case I was awakened an hour later by her pounding on my door, she was screaming franticly that someone was trying to steal their piece of crap (87 Jeep Wagoneer). So I panicked and came running out of the basement apartment that was overloaded with product and mice. I realized rather quickly that the thief was none other then the bailiff who was there to repossess the Jeep that was 10 years old and had over 300,000 kilometers on it. They had not made a payment in three months for a grand total of $450 in back payments. I made a deal to make the payment out of my own pockets (cash that I really didn't have and never saw again) and I drove in my car downtown to the bank and made the payment.

There really are too many stories and examples of unpaid payments and debts. Here's a list:

The city cut off the water to the house once for an unpaid water bill (the water bill was not more then $200).

The natural gas was cut off twice (cutting off the heat in the winter while their were kids in the house). The temperature was at least -20 degrees Celsius and it was off for 2 days at a time. In the meantime the kids who were 5, 2, and a new born of about 6 weeks old had to wear extra clothes and they had to put blankets up in the doorways between rooms and centralize the kitchen where they just left the kitchen oven on with the stove door open to heat that room. It was pathetic the middle son even ended up taking a trip to the hospital for a burn on his leg.

The mortgage payment was late every month. Even today they rent the home that they live in and it's not that incredible (remember they're diamonds).

Bonus cheques weren't paid many times. It was brutal- we would use other distributors product purchases cheque to pay another's bonus. Twice they borrowed $45,000 US from Craig's wife's step mother (she was wealthy and lived in Colorado- and felt brutal that the kids were living the way they were). Today they don't talk to her anymore because they're too ashamed for not having paid any of the money back. I remember answering the phone and taking her messages (I felt really bad knowing that they wouldn't call her back).

Craig's former employer a local Real Estate Broker was suing Craig for $5,000. Apparently he had left the office owing them a good chunk of change. In any case Craig had me drive down to the courthouse and tell them that he was out of town.

A former client of Craig's, someone he had assisted in a real estate purchase while he was a realtor was calling and threatening Craig over $3,500. Craig had sold him an income property and this poor guy lived out of town, about 400 km's away. Craig had made a deal to collect the rents and deposit the money to his account every month. I guess he did this for the first year then when his debts started to pile up he kept the money for himself. I knew the client really well he was the former manager for the grocery store I had worked at while in high school. He had been transferred out of town. It was difficult throwing him off Craig's property when he came over screaming and threatening to beat Craig up in front of Craig's children and wife.

A personal friend of mine lost big bucks to Craig to the tune of $50,000. Craig somehow talked him into lending him $40,000 for one year and Craig would pay him back a whopping $50,000. Well needless to say my friend Roland never got the money back and was unable to take any measurable legal recourse (I think he lost about all of $5,000 of it). Roland had gotten the money as a cash settlement for a really bad motor cycle accident in which he had lost one of his legs. (This was one of the lowest things I saw him do).

Another one of his scams included selling homes while he had let his realtor license run out and then collecting the commissions or fees without being legally able to sell the house.

My favorite policy in the Loupelle Amway organization was that you could not return product because they were barely making the cut for Diamond. Many distributors were led to believe that they would purchase product they could not afford this month and next month Craig would build them an organization that would allow them to move it. In the meantime he would get them all hyped about crossing the stage as a new PIN level in the business.

One of Craig's legs he dubbed the phantom leg because they purchased the whole leg themselves for 6 months and put it under someone else's name. I don't think that Gerry Sprackman, one of Toronto's leading business-men, even knows that he's an Amway profit sharing direct. But if you go down to Amway headquarters in Ada, Michigan you can see his name on the PSD board.

They not only had problems with their downline but with the Corporation as well. They very often ordered product that they could not pay for this all while they were in Diamond qualification.

Craig drove that stupid Jeep even when they went Diamond. For the first 3 months they were not allowed to park with the rest of the Diamonds at the Functions because their vehicle didn't fit. I would drive them to the function in my car or a borrowed car in order for them not to be too embarrassed in front of their new peers.

Kara, Craig's wife sold her 2 ct. diamond out of her wedding ring- it was a gift from her father before he died. They replaced it with this stupid looking diamonoid thingy. So that nobody would know.

The house that they lived in until they were forced to move to escape creditors and embarrassment was dilapidated. It was over run with mice and it was filthy. I can't explain how terrible it was, like a shack from a third world country. They had to take their Amagram pictures out at the downline Doctor's house.

Their oldest son missed over 60 days of school because mother could not drive and I wasn't there to drive him to school. The kids had colds all the time and the downline Doctor would bring them sample medication because they could not afford to buy medicine.

The children and mother lived on AMWAY Critics Choice cereal and bagels because they couldn't afford to buy groceries. In the meantime Dad was travelling southern Ontario eating in nice restaurants with prospects every night. Craig was about 5 feet 7 and weighed a whopping 270 lbs. (Because he ate so much and he ate very well).

The kids never got the attention they needed except from myself and their Amway disapproving grandmother. It was really sad because [the parents] couldn't afford to have as many children as they did but they kept having more and the [children] they did have weren't getting the love and attention that they needed. This I found really heart wrenching.

They screwed so many of my friends over with tickets and tapes. All my friends were fairly young (23- 25 years old) and desperately wanted to impress this Craig guy. Craig would convince them to buy 5 extra function tickets every month ($150- $200 US) saying that if they bought the tickets they would be motivated to go out and sponsor someone who would come to the function. He would also get them to purchase way more tapes then they ever needed. All of these guys were straight out of university and into their first jobs and were spending upwards of $1,000/month on tapes and tickets and of course the over priced product. Craig really knew how to manipulate these young men by talking about being real men and making enough money so that their future wife and kids could have descent lives and helping their own deserving parents retire early. His speeches were really profound and they were all Craig disciples for so long- hence my going PSD.

Product pick up was a nightmare during their Diamond Qualification; We had a big white transport truck from Manitoulin transport who would show up and drop off about 2- 3 pallets every week except during the last week of the month. That week was known as the stretch week- every leg had to go over the 7,500PV requirement for the month and each leg was probably only producing about 1,500 PV a month on their own. So they would order the other 6,000 PV needed to hit 7,500 for all 6 legs on that last week. So the truck would show up and drop off 7- 10 pallets worth of product that week and I would have to separate it all for pick up. It would take 2- 3 days to sort everyone's stuff for pick up. And because they had screwed Amway up a couple of times with NSF checks on the 4th, 5th and 6th month we had to order everything through the upline Pearls. (Claude and Lori were the upline Pearls who were making a run for Emerald and only had two somewhat solid legs so they were purchasing their 3rd PSD leg during this time) So needless to say there was whole lot of product being stocked and not flowing downline.

Finally let me tell you what happened to me. Craig recruited me while I was working part time and attending school. He recruited me as distributor and I thought he was a great guy ([he was] very charismatic and confident- at the time someone I really wanted to be like). He convinced me to forget about school for now and come work for him and in a year or two he would build me an Emeraldship that would allow me to retire and return to school on my own terms (no student loans or debt). He also agreed to pay me $25,000/yr. in the meantime and pay for my car expenses and rent. Well it sounded like a great deal for a starving student with two part time jobs and I eventually accepted. He then convinced me to move out my parent's place and into his basement apartment. He paid me my weekly pay check only about 5 times in the whole 2 years that I worked for him: in fact the only part of the deal he honored was the rent deal (after all I was living in a mouse infested basement that he owned). He also had gotten me a loan on a Jeep YJ through a used car dealer friend of his: I paid for this myself however. I started working in a strictly office manager function at first as per the deal and eventually it moved to office manager/ nanny/ babysitter/ chauffeur/ general contractor/ grocery go getter/ gate keeper for the collection agencies/ product manager/ personal slave. I did everything for them- I mean absolutely everything. The babies would cry and I would change their diapers. I made lunches and drove them wherever they needed to be. I watched them while Mom and Dad flew to functions or they were out showing the plan. I really loved those kids they became a very important and routine part of my life. I was the first to get up in the morning and feed the youngest and drive the oldest to school after his pathetic breakfast. I can't really explain what it was like to have the responsibility of 3 kids and a household, as well as their business needs and all the other crap thrust on to me at the age of 21.

They went Diamond in less then 2 years and it takes a lot of work to find 6 people (poor suckers) who will purchase that much stuff and hide it in their basements, so Craig had no time for his children or anything else other then showing the plan. He traveled over 100,000 km/yr. and showed about 80 plans a month and spent the rest of his time conning people out of their $$$$$. I complained because I couldn't make personal loan payments and credit card payments because he stopped paying me and what little money I did make from product sales I was using to feed his children and pay his gas bills and tape bills and whatever. But my complaints fell on deaf ears and the only response I got from him was; "I love you buddy, and I appreciate everything you've done for me and my family, do you really think I would ever forget about you?" He promised me that one-day I would never want for anything. He said that to me and I believed him, I thought that this was all temporary and worse then that, I believed because I was so far in that going back was impossible. I stood to lose so much- my family had warned me about all of this, many of my friends had given up on me and worst of all I owed too much money for this not to work.

Well Craig went Diamond and his business volume the following month dropped back down to less then 3,000PV. But it didn't matter he was about to make a ton of money with the real "cash cow" of the business as Craig called it. But Craig's phone lines were jammed solid and Craig and Kara were in big demand all over North America for speaking engagements. This was going to be Craig's financial saving grace because they were paying him $7,500- 10,000 US / weekend. Needless to say that was BIG bucks and he needed it. He started making a ton of money from the tools. Every cassette that went through his organization was worth a few dollars along with every book and of course the $40 bucks/ butt per function. When I look back at it now from a business point of view it's not that bad of an investment. Spending a few hundred thousand to make a few hundred thousand per year after year, and that amount only gets bigger every year. It's not a bad investment but it's the way he did it that is terrible.

Back to what happened to me. Things were getting better financially around the house- (I still never got paid)- but the bills were being paid and there was food in the house to feed the kids finally. Craig still refused to pay his debtors. He and his wife chose to blow the cash on clothes and jewelry calling it "investments." I started to feel somewhat used and frustrated- well they weren't helping me out with any of my outstanding bills and I wasn't even able to put gas in my car at times. Then I started to get really sick but the office was too busy for me to take time off. In the end I got pneumonia (which I didn't even know at the time) and I spent two days in bed. Kara got really upset with me and accused me of being lazy. I got into an argument with her and she kicked me out of the house while Craig was away on business. I had to move back into my father's place. That was so difficult because my father had warned me against trusting Craig in the first place and also because one of my loans was in his name and he had to pay it off for me while I pursued this Amway dream. They repossessed my Jeep because the ownership's was in Craig's name. It wasn't even worth that much and it was all I really had. I called Craig's sponsor (his accountant) an Amway Pearl who was worried that I would I would talk too much to everyone in the organization and tell them what was really going in the Diamond household. He promised me that he would have Craig take care of his financial obligations towards me and help me get a car. He wrote me a cheque for $3,000 and I bought a beat up 9 year old vehicle and went out to find a job to pay rent, gas and outstanding debts. The other day I received a letter for the accountant's lawyer threatening a law suit unless I pay the $3,000 back. I still haven't seen dime one from Craig and still the hardest thing is that I don't get to see his kids anymore. I was totally left in the dust- I guess I should have seen it coming since I saw him screw everyone else over. I'm also being sued for $4,000 from the upline Pearl.

I'm excited how bout' you? All fired up!!!!

Well that's the short story. I'm sorry that I went on an on and I guess my ideas aren't really in any order but I'm not much of a writer. If you want to reorganize everything go ahead and I can give you the final once over. In any case I hope that people read the truth. Please keep me posted. And if you need anything else let me know. Can you post their names? If you can their names are Craig and Kara Loupelle. The upline Pearl is Fred Slade (the accountant and sponsor). They are part of the Great Lakes Network and their line of sponsorship is Casey Combden upline EDC and Bill Kerr upline Diamond.

If you want to know more about tool money or stories let me know I will try and remember some of them. Also I'm not sure if you know this, but in the Yager organization, many of the big organizations are not actually downline groups. For example, the Great Lakes organization (which is more then 100,000 strong) are not downline from Dexter but they call him that. They were actually moved under the Yager organization umbrella back in the 80's when business slumped because Dexter seemed to be the only guy capable of keeping his groups loyal. So they just kind of unofficially became his downline. Then the whole Canadian business through Ron Goldman was shoved underneath the Great Lakes Network because the upline Diamond was jailed for drug trafficking and the Goldmans didn't have any support.

July 12, 2001

Good morning Scott,

I just wanted to thank you for posting all this great information. Your site is the best of it's kind.

I also wanted to tell you that I just got out of court with Craig's sponsor and accountant and it cost me another $6000. I was in my early 20's when I was an employee/distributor and first met Craig. I guess because I was young and naive I didn't keep paper records or ask for signed receipts or contractual agreements. I just believed that these people cared about me and we're out trying to help everyone. Here's the scoop...

After I was fired and thrown out of their basement by Craig's wife because I wouldn't drive their oldest son to school one morning. (You see, I normally drove their oldest son to school and then worked in the office/house all day while making sure that the tow other kids and their insane (on the phone all day) mother were fed. BUT I had caught some kind of cold and couldn't shake it for two weeks (I also couldn't afford the antibiotics) so after two weeks of being very sick I collapsed and couldn't muster the energy to get out of bed - the Doctor (an x-distributor) later told me that I had pneumonia.)

Back to the story - I didn't have a dime to my name. Craig and Kara owed me for months of hard work (including playing Mr. Mom to three children while they were away), but they refused to answer my calls or meet with me. I phoned their sponsor Fred and threatened to contact the Amway Business Ethics Board and expose the story of them throwing me out and some of their questionable business practices. I also threatened to talk all to their downline at the open meetings, I had a close relationship with everyone in the downline seeing as I had been the "logistics manager" for product and tool pickup for the Loupelle organization. Fred (is Craig's accountant and sponsor) offered to pay me $4000.00 up front which he said he would later collect from Craig, as the first payment on what was owed to me. I knew Fred handled aspects of the Loupelle finances because I used to hand him the cheques from product/tool pickup. Anyway he was very nice about it and told me that he would mediate between the Loupelle's and myself and that he was sure that this was all a BIG misunderstanding. Needless to say after he handed me the cheque for $4000.00 - I didn't have him sign anything nor did I sign anything myself - I just needed money to live on very badly and didn't want to delay payment of any kind.

That was in 96, in the summer of 2000 the Sudbury small claims court ordered me to pay Fred Slade $6000.00 for the "loan" plus interest. I explained to the judge that the installment was not given to me as a loan, and I recounted to her the rest of my story. She didn't believe any of it. I think about it today and I can't say I really blame her. Who could blame her?? My story sounds ridiculous to anyone who doesn't understand the mindset of someone involved with people from the "Business". She came right out and said to me; "Why would you live in someone's mice filled basement, and help them stockpile soap, baby-sit for them and manage the logistics of their business for nothing? Why didn't you leave when they stopped paying you? You expect me to believe that their accountant gave you money so that you wouldn't tell the "Amway police" and their clientele that they were making money unethically and that they had used you? That sounds like extortion to me!" She even said that she didn't believe that I was naive or stupid enough to believe my own story. I was appalled and needless to say embarrassed. Here it was almost four years later, I had grown up quite a bit, I was engaged to be married I had just bought my first house in the Spring, I was doing well in my career, and once again I was getting screwed by Craig Loupelle and his "Business". The worst is how embarrassed I am for having it happen to me and that it was now affecting my soon to be wife.

How the story ends (if it really does?)...

I had to pay Fred back with interest to the tune of $6000.00. But it's not all bad, in fact life is good now (no Amway for this guy). I was married on June 16, spent 2 1/2 weeks on a luxury cruise ship in the Mediterranean for my honeymoon. I am building my second house that I will move into next Spring and we're talking about increasing our family headcount. I do have to work everyday (besides the five weeks vacation I get every year) but I can't say I envy the life of an Amway Diamond.

PS

Do you happen to have Craig's email address? I wouldn't send him anything nasty - I'd just like to say Hi. I have his phone number but they never answer their phone because of the creditors and x-Amway folks that call them all the time.

Diamond Business Owner
Craig & Kara Loupelle
Diamond Business Owners


Residence:
Ontario, Canada

Background:
(H) Realtor, (W) Prelaw Student



You're on Your Own Kara Loupelle didn't mince words when Craig came home excited about networking. "Craig," she warned him, "you're alone on this one. And please keep those people away from the children."

What could Craig be thinking? Surely he knew that Kara wanted to surround their children with educated people. She had a pretty good idea of what these networking people would be like, and she wanted no part of it or them!

"I was into status," Kara admits. "My ambition was to complete law school. I wanted that law degree after my name. And I wanted to provide our children with advantages. How did a networking business fit into all this?"

A Perfect Fit Three important events changed Kara's opinion. First, she saw the plan. "I could see the tremendous income potential," she recalls. "The circles made sense!"

Next, she and Craig attended their first major function. "These weren't the kinds of people I expected to find. There were hundreds of professionals pursuing their dreams in this business!"

Finally, Kara reviewed the opportunity with the family attorney. "When he told me where he was after eighteen years as an attorney," she reports, "the legal profession wasn't as inspiring as it had once been. That conversation confirmed for me that this business was the right choice."

The Competition Craig and Kara are both very competitive. (He went through college on a hockey scholarship.) With Kara at his side, Craig was no longer an isolated competitor. Now Team Loupelle was ready to compete, and they had their eyes on the prize.

Craig left the realty business soon after they started their networking business, and Kara had no income. "Essentially," Kara boasts justifiably, "we gave ourselves no backdoor, no way out. We had to move forward." She pauses, then adds, "We had a baby girl during our first month of Diamond qualification!"

Smart competitors, they listened carefully to their coaches-and they scored and kept scoring. Craig claims, "We used everything the Yager system offers-no picking and choosing, no adapting, no innovating. We followed the system exactly. For inspiration, we quoted Dexter Yager (also featured in Profiles of Success, along with his wife, Birdie): 'When your dreams are that big, the facts don't count!'" And, he continues, "Bill and Janice Kerr and Jeff and Alisa Hummel (all also featured in Profiles of Success) taught us to 'focus on the prize, not on the effort.' "

The Loupelles attended every function-and each speaker provided another piece of the puzzle for them. Kara says, beaming, "What a pleasure to meet the people who became our heroes-what a thrill to become their friends!"

The Team Continues "In the beginning," admits Craig, "I toyed with a goal of retiring to a beach in the South Pacific. Now I sincerely want to keep working to help all those wonderful people who participated in our drive to Diamond. We're all the team now."

Kara's says, "When we started, it was only about us and money. Now it's about the friends we've made and bringing them along with us. That's the real prize."

Profiles of Success Story - 1998 edition

Residence: Ontario, Canada
Background: Realtor

You're on Your Own Kara Loupelle didn't mince words when Craig came home excited about networking. "Craig" she warned him, you're alone on this one. And please keep those people away from the children". What could Craig be thinking? Surely he knew that Kara wanted to surround their children with educated people. She had a pretty good idea of what these networking people would be like, and she wanted no part of them!

"I was into status," Kara admits. "My ambition was to complete law school. I wanted that law degree after my name. And I wanted to provide out children with advantages. How did a networking business fit into all of this?"

A Perfect Fit Three important events changed Kara's opinion. First she saw the plan. "I could see the tremendous income potential, "she recalls. "The circles made sense!"

Next, she and Craig attended their first major function. "These weren't the kinds of people I expected to find. There were hundreds of professionals pursuing their dreams in this business!"

Finally, Kara reviewed the opportunity with the family attorney. "When he told me where he was after eighteen years as an attorney," she reports, "the legal profession wasn't as inspiring as it had once been. That conversation confirmed for me that Amway was the right choice."

The Competition Craig and Kara are both very competitive. (He went through college on a hockey scholarship.) With Kara at his side, Craig was no longer an isolated competitor. Now Team Louplle was ready to complete, and they had the eyes on the prize.

Craig left the realty business soon after they started the networking business, and Kara had no income. "Essentially," Kara boasts justifiably, "we gave ourselves no backdoor, no way out. We had to move forward." She pauses, then adds, "We had a baby girl during our first month of diamond qualification!" Smart competitors, they listened carefully to their coaches - and they scoured and kept scouring. Craig claims, "We used everything the Yager system offers - no picking and no choosing, no adapting, no innovating. We followed the system exactly. For inspiration, we quoted Dexter Yager (also featured in the profiles of success, along with his wife, Birdie): "When your dreams are that big, the facts don't count!" And, he continues, "Bill and Janice Kerr and Jeff and Alisa Hunnel (all also featured in the Profiles of Success) taught us to 'focus on the prize, not the effort'."

The Loupelles attended ever function - and each speaker provided another piece of the puzzle for them. Kara says, beaming, "What a pleasure to meet the people who became our heroes - what a thrill to become their friends.!"

The Team Continues "In the beginning", admits Craig, "I toyed with the goal of retiring to a beach in the South Pacific. Now I sincerely want to keep working to help all those wonderful people who participated in our drive to Diamond. We're all the team now." Kara's says "When we started it was only about us and money. Now its about the friends we've made and bringing them along with us. That's the real prize".

Living on the Edge

Amagram June 1997

Craig and Kara Loupelle treat their Amway business as they've always approached life. - with passion and unswerving determination.

Obsessed with what an Amway distributorship could offer, Craig left his successful real estate sales job shortly after becoming a distributor to devote his full energies to the business. "With no money coming in, I was temporarily under pressure," he says of those early days.

Bills piled up, but dreams pulled the couple forward. Soon, within an unbelievably short time - 23 months - they achieved diamond status. "I had to get it done!" says Craig.

Such dedication doesn't surprise anyone who knows Craig and Kara. They've always spontaneously chosen the fast lane to achieve high goals. Kara aspired to be a lawyer. They both yearned to open a retail-clothing store in Miami. But now, as Amway distributors, they've focused on new goals they share as they raise their children.   "Looking back, we had a lot of material things, but it wasn't the things we want now," recalls Craig.

Craig became an Amway distributor in the summer of 1994, attracted by the potential of the opportunity. He didn't do much with the business though because Kara "thought it was stupid." The couple already had their plate full with two children, her college studies, and Craig's real estate business, she told him.

The turning point came in October when Craig attended an Amway meeting. Shortly afterwards, Kara began sharing his passion when she into a Plan presentation meeting at their home and "saw the numbers - the bottom line," she explains.

The following spring, Kara completed her undergraduate studies and turned her efforts to building their Amway business, applying the same get-up-and-go she had while growing up back in Toronto. Back then, she and her two sisters summered in their fashionable Muskoka cottage and wintered on the ski slopes of trendy Collingwood or in the States. One year, she and her father, a commodities broker, toured Europe for six weeks. Other days were filled with tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, and student council. "I can't sit around!" she says. "I have a lot of energy".

She met Craig when she worked as a hostess in a large office complex in the busy financial district of Toronto where Craig visited on business. When real estate developers needed workers to help build the Sky dome, Craig and Kara realized they could make good money fast. They quit their jobs to work for a glass company. "We worked 12 hour days and made a lot of money in overtime." Recalls Kara. They hoped to use the money to open an upscale retail-clothing store in Miami. But after they moved to Florida, they realized they had dramatically underestimated the amount of start-up capital needed.

Discouraged they returned to Canada and settled in a big turn-of-the-century home in the small mining town where Craig grew up. Kara returned to college with hopes of becoming a lawyer and Craig sold real estate.

"Now we want the luxury of spending more time with our family," says Craig, as hit sits in their home filled with Native American totem poles, war bonnets, canoes, bead work, and birch bark beds.

Kara and Craig want to enjoy their other passions, too, including trout fishing, deep-sea fishing, gold, skiing, and collecting more Native American artifacts. And this year, the hope to move back to the Toronto area, hopefully, into a post-and-beam-home!

 

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 I also found this: http://www.twp.springwater.on.ca/minutes/pm_robbins.htm

It's the meetings to a city council meeting in Elmvale, Ontario, Canada regarding a request for a zoning variance. Craig Loupelle appeared before the council. His address is given and this meeting was in October 1999, some two years after he went Diamond. Read it and see if it sounds like he lives on "Diamond" property to you.

http://www.usedtapes.com/quixtar.asp Someone is looking for someone to sponsor them. They posted "...Prefer groups under Gary Coles or Casey Combden. Will not accept groups under Rob McFaul, Anthony Mercieca, Jeff Piper, Craig Loupelle, Dr. George or Ron Goldman." DUH!!! Casey IS under Dr. George and Ron Goldman.

 

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Everybody's Favorite Diamond!!!!!

I stumbled across a Canada AM piece with Craig & Kara Loupelle featured. Remember them? The folks that had quite the interesting trip to diamond according to their former housekeeper/babysitter/nanny.


cf_family10_main.jpg (32304 bytes)The Canada AM video doesn't give any indication that they are still independently wealthy, in fact, an article in Canadian Family seems to suggest that they are both out of Amway completely!

Here's the link to the video of them appearing on Canada AM. Check it quick before it's gone! Looks like Craig has lost a bit of weight! Good for him.


I guess being a diamond in Amway isn't all it's cracked up to be, since Kara has a part time job in a retail store.


Looks like the Loupelle's will have a hand making ends meet as product testers! Kara is taken with her new washer & dryer, and Craig likes the dishwasher given to them! I wonder if Amway would jump at the chance for the Loupelle's to be their product testers?


Congrats to Craig & Kara for being Canadian Family's Ultimate Family Testers!

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