As an RN in the emergency department, Doug Coomer uses his passion for making candles as a form of relaxation. His first influence was his mother’s love for crafts, and Doug started pouring candles with her help at the age of ten. Throughout his life, Doug has made candles as gifts for family and friends. In 2018, he turned a life-long hobby into North Bay Candleworks, with a small team based in San Rafael. North Bay candles are made using soy-based wax and lead-free cotton wicks, with scents reminiscent of life in Northern California.