our story
our story

Amy Bohnert and Stephanie Tharp, the co-founders and creative directors of Ora Living LLC, met in college as athletes at the University of Michigan and bonded over their 5:30 am walks to swim practice. Twenty years later, as professors in the fields of developmental psychology and industrial/product design, they formed Ora Living LLC, a company focused on developing resources for healthy family living.

As new moms in Chicago, they realize the importance of fostering healthy family living and the challenge that confronts families as they try and deliver positive messages about food to children. The first product from their collaboration, the Nutri-Plate(TM), was developed to teach and reinforce healthy eating among youth and their families.