Each year, we ask locals to nominate Hunterdon County’s most influential people – men and women who are shaping the community, influencing their industries, and making a difference. Dozens of amazing stories were submitted about passionate and committed locals. At Hunterdon Happening, we salute all those who wake up every morning with the intention of leaving the world just a little bit better.
10 outstanding individuals have been named the Top 10 Movers & Shakers of the year, and we have the honor of sharing their stories on Hunterdon Happening. Meet Caroline Blazovsky, a national healthy home expert that is helping to educate the public, national and internationally in the field of environmental health. She has been recognized in the media as top expert in the home arena as well as being a national staple in the environmental arena. She graduated form Hunterdon Central High School and currently resides in Readington, NJ. Her business, My Healthy Home®, is headquartered in Whitehouse Station.
Hunterdon Happening: Where did you attend school?
Caroline: Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, NJ (Proud to be a HCHS Graduate!); Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA (undergraduate); Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA (graduate). I’m currently Enrolled Medical Graduate program: University of Southern California Keck Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
Hunterdon Happening: What motivates you every morning?
Caroline: The excitement of never knowing what the day will bring and the endless possibilities that are in front of me.
Hunterdon Happening: What would you say is your idea of a perfect day?
Caroline: A day of accomplishments (big or small), family & friends, physical fitness and love.
Hunterdon Happening: Who inspires you?
Caroline: My grandparents, anyone who works hard, people authentic to who they are and their dreams.
Hunterdon Happening: How did you decide to open your business?
Caroline: I observed a need in the health care industry and wanted to help people achieve healthier lives, Then, I started a business to develop a way for homeowners to test their living spaces for contaminants/toxins and improve their living conditions. “90% of our health and wellness is determined by our behaviors, environment, socio-economic status and genetics.” There is a direct correlation to how and where we live and our quality of health. It became my mission to create healthier homes to improve overall wellness.
Hunterdon Happening: Which achievement are you most proud of?
Caroline: Working with physicians and clients to improve health by evaluating, testing and changing homes and living spaces. I am also a national media expert to educate the public about wellness.
Hunterdon Happening: What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
Caroline: Understanding that when you present new information and thoughts, not everyone is open to change. Develop a tough shell, and stay true to what you believe in, and your message will be accepted in time.
Hunterdon Happening: What is the biggest accomplishment that you’d like to achieve over the next 5 years?
Caroline: Developing a media platform where we can answer questions about healthy homes to a national audience on a regular basis and completing graduate research.
Hunterdon Happening: How do you think your friends & coworkers would describe you?
Caroline: Passionate about learning, and concerned about humanity and people.
Hunterdon Happening: Where’s your favorite place to go in Hunterdon County?
Caroline: OWOW COW Lambertville (I love sweets!) and Round Valley Reservoir for kayaking & fishing
Hunterdon Happening: You can take a time machine back to visit yourself 10 years ago. What advice would you give?
Caroline: There is a positive and negative to everything. When life give you a lemon, there is always lemonade in there somewhere.
Hunterdon Happening: Same question 10 years in the future.
Caroline: Be grateful for all you have, family & friends and never take a single day for granted.