Connecting Round Rock: Dads Who Get It Done – Cottar

Meet Tom Cottar

Tell us about your family.
My wife and best friend, Heather, and I have been married for 32 years. We have 3 kids, one daughter-in-law, 2 dogs, 4 chickens and 11 guitars.

What would be your ideal way to spend Father’s Day?
Spending the day with my family on the beach.

Tom Cottar - image courtesy of Tom Cottar

Tell us about your businesses.
Backpack Friends is a local nonprofit with a vision to wipe out weekend hunger among school children. We’ve provided more than 160,000-weekend meal kits to kids living in food insecurity.

Juice Plus+ is the largest nutrition company worldwide. We help people repair and heal their bodies and brains through all-natural, organic, nutrient-dense plant nutrition.

What’s your favorite part about your businesses?
The best part of any business is how it impacts PEOPLE. Serving and empowering our community to live better, more fulfilling, and more successful lives is what drives me!

What is one challenge with your businesses?
Being an entrepreneur/solopreneur is difficult. The hardest challenge is integrating your work tasks with family life, personal growth, and your own health and wellness.

How do your businesses give back to the community?
Backpack Friends provides food to kids, aeroponic gardens to school campuses, and educational materials at no cost. My Juice Plus program offers FREE kids’ products with each adult customer.

How can Round Rock (and the surrounding areas) support your businesses?
We are looking for partners for both businesses. If you are passionate about kids and/or nutrition and wellness, we would love to partner together. Visit or reach out personally!

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