Each year, Multipure recognizes a select group of Distributors for their exceptional achievements in the areas of sales and network building. We recognize the following Distributors as our 2017 National Award winners for their performance throughout 2016 in their listed categories. Congratulations to each of these super achievers!

Distributors of the Year

For exceptional success in all areas of their business: sales, recruiting and network building.


Tony and Sylvia Valentin, NV

Referred to fondly as “Mr. and Mrs. Multipure”, Executive National Network Directors Tony and Sylvia Valentin were among the first of all of Multipure’s Distributors and the recipients of countless awards over the years. As mentors to scores of Multipure entrepreneurs over their 35 years of Distributorship, Tony and Sylvia have consistently led by example and set a high bar for others to reach. Their accomplishment in becoming the first Distributors to personally sell 1,000 Drinking Water Systems earned them lasting recognition by Multipure, who named the achievement The Valentin Award. They topped this accomplishment in 2014 by reaching 2,000 personal Drinking Water System sales and becoming only the third recipients of Multipure’s Millennium Award. Tony and Sylvia epitomize successful Distributorship, and their love and dedication to Multipure continues to burn brightly.

Network Builders of the Year

For growing their network and helping their Distributors reach higher levels of success.


Deanna DeLong and David Feinauer, OR

Executive National Network Directors Deanna DeLong and David Feinauer have amassed an impressive number of awards and acclaims over their 20-year history of Distributorship, and are regular National Award winners. Deanna and David attribute their success to the mantra of “serve, serve, and serve,” and find that freely offering their help and assistance to Distributors returns back in positive and sometimes unexpected ways. Deanna and David keep energized and motivated by improving people’s lives through their “Drink Water for Life” campaign; whether providing cleaner water or offering an opportunity for entrepreneurship and success, they find that helping others is simply too enjoyable to ever consider slowing down.

Sales Person of the Year

For attaining the highest overall personal sales in 2016.


Greg Jones – Optimal Health Concepts, CA

Greg Jones is a veteran Distributor of over 20 years, having initially gained interest in the business of drinking water while working in a restaurant. Realizing the amount of money people spend on bottled water, he researched and determined that Multipure offered the best products and best opportunity in the drinking water industry. As a successful Network Director, he feels that the most important qualities for Distributors are to know your products, talk to everyone about the importance of water and what they use for their water, and to follow up with customers and ask for referrals. He is empowered by the satisfaction experienced by new Multipure customers – knowing that satisfied Multipure customers spread the word – and believes in the importance of educating people on the importance of drinking enough water.

Rising Star Award

For building a thriving Multipure business and for excelling throughout 2016 as new Distributors.

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William Yu, NV

A Multipure Distributor for only a year, William Yu has embraced this opportunity with passion and intensity, already attaining both Master Builder rank and Founders’ Circle membership since he joined in January 2016. While he initially became a Distributor to earn extra money and gain more control of his schedule, he is motivated by his ability to help people gain quality water through his business efforts. And as someone who is demonstrating his success as a Distributor while still working his regular job, he believes that others can do the same if they are personable, dedicated to their business, and vigilant in looking for potential customers. William hopes to continue doing good work with Multipure for years to come.

Spirit Awards

For embracing the Multipure philosophy by sharing their knowledge and experience, displaying a positive attitude, and demonstrating the willingness and ability to mentor others.


Karen Green, NE

A valuable member of Multipure’s Distributor family since 1999, Master Builder Karen Green has created tremendous exposure for the causes of cleaner water and better health in both her native Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the surrounding area. Her efforts in helping people obtain better water, and her efforts in helping people attain their goals through Multipure’s business opportunity have made her an excellent Distributor leader and a frequent speaker at local opportunity meetings.

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Brenda Toyloy, NJ

A Master Builder with over five years’ experience as a Multipure Independent Distributor, Brenda Toyloy first discovered Multipure while researching solutions to the contaminated water in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Intrigued by Multipure’s recommendations by the Environmental Working Group and Consumer Reports, she attended numerous Multipure events, including Celebrate 30 and Pure Foundation’s efforts at the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives in San Antonio, Texas. With an educational background in Accounting, Business Practice, and Sociology, Brenda is determined to help people obtain the clean water they need, both through Multipure and through community and municipal efforts. She believes successful Distributors must be committed, educated, motivated, and disciplined in their pursuit of effective ecopreneurship.

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Heather Kollar, NY

Hailing from Baldwin, New York, Master Builder Heather Kollar has been a Distributor since 2012 but has been actively committed toward her Multipure business primarily within the last couple years. She discovered Multipure while researching water solutions alongside her mother, Brenda Toyloy, and is a firm believer in the power of education and local knowledge of community water issues. She is driven by the ability to make a much-needed difference in people’s lives while developing a business in conjunction with such a solid company as Multipure. For Heather, Distributor success requires passion for helping people and the environment, commitment toward working the business, and understanding that Multipure is the best solution for cleaner, healthier drinking water.

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Tricia Fortina, CA

A Multipure Master Builder and Founders’ Circle member, Tricia Fortina began her Distributorship six years ago as a way to help the Earth and offer people a better, healthier choice for clean drinking water than plastic bottled water. She is a firm proponent of the strength and quality of NSF certification, and believes that successful Distributors – as representatives of Multipure to the consumer – act professionally in appearance and demeanor, and are absolutely solid on the facts and information they present. A Californian for almost thirty years, Tricia is motivated by her ability to support the Earth while earning an income, and is grateful to be able to share her information with others and work with a company that stands behind its products, its Distributors, and its customers.