Each year, Multipure recognizes a select group of Builders for their exceptional achievements in the areas of sales and network building. We recognize the following Builders as our 2018 National Award winners for their performance throughout 2017 in their listed categories. Congratulations to each of these super achievers!

Builders of the Year

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


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 as Multipure Builders, 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 Builders 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.

Network Builder of the Year

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

Barbara Golden, CA

A Multipure Builder for over 30 years, Barbara Golden initially approached Multipure to find better quality water for her son. Upon learning about the Multipure business opportunity, she quickly realized the potential in entrepreneurship and residual income, and proceeded to develop a steadily growing business by sharing Multipure’s products and opportunity with new people each and every day. A frequently featured speaker at conventions and meetings, Barbara has received numerous accolades over the years, including the 2012 Pure Belief Award and 2014 Network Builder of the Year award. She is proud to know that her business has improved the health and the lives of scores of people over the years.

Digital Sales Person of the Year

For attaining the highest overall online sales in 2017.


Greg Jones – Optimal Health Concepts, CA

Greg Jones is a veteran Builder 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 Builders 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.

Network Sales Team of the Year

For attaining the highest overall personal sales in 2017.


Carl Thompson and Michelle Brooks, CA

Carl Thompson and Michele Brooks are Builders whose impressive growth demonstrate their passion and dedication to helping others obtain cleaner water. Carl draws on a professional background in marketing, while Michele has a background in finance and accounting. Carl and Michele are active in philanthropy, supporting Western Wishes, a non-profit foundation that grants wishes to ill children and teens who lead a western lifestyle; they also are active supporters of orphaned children in India.

Rising Star Award

For building a thriving Multipure business and for excelling throughout 2017 as a new Builder.

Zoraida Rivera, NY

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.

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Heather Kollar, NY

Hailing from Baldwin, New York, Master Builder Heather Kollar has been a Builder since 2012, but has been actively committed toward her Multipure business primarily within the last few 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, Builder 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.


David Green, MA
David Green is a National Network Director and Builder of over 30 years who takes great satisfaction in knowing that every day he helps thousands of families drink healthier water. A longtime resident of Massachusetts, he first encountered Multipure at a health fair, where his desire for a simple and effective solution to clean water beyond the hassle of bottled water drove him toward Multipure’s products and business opportunity. For David, successful Builders must believe in the products and company, spread the word on Multipure’s benefits to everyone they can, and be persistent and consistent in their efforts. And even after decades as a Builder, he remains motivated and energized with each new product sale or Builder registration, and suggests meetings and conferences as a great way to overcome feelings of isolation and stagnation that can occur when you work for yourself. He feels grateful to Multipure for the freedom and flexibility it has afforded his work life, and makes sure to keep in regular contact with his network of Builders and his customer base.

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Tricia Fortina, CA

A Multipure Master Builder and Founders’ Circle member, Tricia Fortina began her Builder Business seven 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 Builders – 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 Builders, and its customers.


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 Builders and the recipients of countless awards over the years. As mentors to scores of Multipure entrepreneurs over their 35 years as Builders, Tony and Sylvia have consistently led by example and set a high bar for others to reach. Their accomplishment in becoming the first Builders 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 success as Multipure Builders, and their love and dedication to Multipure continues to burn brightly.

Sixdeniel Otero, PR

National Network Director Sixdeniel Otero has been a Multipure Builder for almost twenty years, helping thousands in Puerto Rico obtain cleaner, healthier water. Although he has personally sold over 500 drinking water systems, his greatest strength lies in his ability to teach people about the Multipure Business Opportunity, growing a strong network to help people understand the necessity of cleaner water and the power of ecopreneurship. It is through his dedication and efforts to his business and his network that Sixdeniel is a past recipient of Multipure’s Builder of the Year and Spirit Awards. And although Puerto is still recovering due to the ravages of Hurricane Maria, Sixdeniel and his team of Multipure Builders remain committed to improving the water and the lives of his fellow Puerto Ricans.