New Black Diamond, Maria Carreon, Formerly From Agel, But Where’s Grant?
At MonaVie’s Imagine conference a few weeks ago, the company recognized the accomplishments of new Black Diamond Maria Carreon. Does her name sound familiar? That’s because I wrote about her way back in 2009. Back then, Maria wasn’t building the business all by herself; she was doing it with Grant Ferguson. They were Diamonds in Agel who joined MonaVie when their upline, Randy and Tara Schroeder, jumped ship. So what happened to her partner/husband, Grant Ferguson? There used to be a page on them on MonaVie Media Center, but it is no longer available (here is a cached version of it)? Did they divorce, break up, or did he pass away?
I watched Carreon’s Black Diamond documentary, and there’s no mention of Grant. She talks about providing for her family, but that’s about it. Even her past MLM history is brushed under the table with, “One day, I met someone who invited me to a meeting.” Furthermore, with the whole video in Spanish, it seems like she’s been in Mexico building this business from day one. There is a brief mention of Grant on the Mexico Grand Opening post, but in their Blue Diamond writeup, they were listed as being from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Make sense to move the business down south, since it appears internationally is the only place where MonaVie is experiencing any solid growth these days.
Sigh. This is yet one more example how Black Diamonds are manufactured more than they are built from the ground-up.